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Posted on: November 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Veteran's Day Exercises Announced


The Gardner Veteran's Council has voted to hold the Veteran's Day Exercises indoor at the Gardner High School Auditorium due to the usually inclement weather this time of year.  

The assembly time is 10 a.m. at the high school.  The veterans will march from the outer hall into the mail hall.  The exercises will begin promptly at 11 a.m. with the sounding of eleven gongs of the bell, signifying the eleventh hour, the eleventh day, and the eleventh month, when the Armistice was signed, at the end of WWI.  This is the 100th anniversary of that historical event.

POSTING OF THE COLORS:  Officer of the Day, Edward S. Yablonski, Polish american Veterans Firing Squad, VFW, Post 905

ELEVEN GONGS OF THE BELL:  Dan Kelley, Post 129 American Legion

MC:  Donald Progen, VFW Post 905, Veterans Council President

INVOCATION:  Rev. David Cote


WELCOME:  Mayor Mark Hawke & State Representative John Zlotnik

SELECTION:  Gardner High School Band, director Douglas Lepisto

MAIN SPEAKER:  Sean Malloy, Lt. Col. U.S. Army, Retired

VOCALIST:  Tara Morgan


BENEDICTION:  Rev. David Cote

CONCLUSION:  MC Donald Progen, VFW Post 905, Veterans Council President

RETIRE THE COLORS:  Officer of the Day, Edward S. Yablonski, VFW Post 905

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