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Veterans Day: East Haven Honors Those Who Served This Sunday

All veterans, as well members of the public, are invited to attend Veterans Day ceremonies and take part in the walk to East Haven Town Green.

The following is a press release from the East Haven Mayor's Office.

The East Haven Veterans Council has announced that Veterans Day ceremonies, which will take place on Sunday November 11th, will begin with a church service at the Old Stone Church (corner of Main-Thompson Av) at 10:00 am.

At 10:45 am, the Veterans will then leave the Church and march down Main Street to the Town Green to render Honors at a ceremony to begin at approximately 11:00 am.

All veterans are invited to attend the service and take part in the walk to Town Green. Of course, the public is encouraged to attend.

Following the ceremony, all will be invited to the American Legion Post 89 Hall on Thompson Avenue for coffee and pastries.

All Town offices will be closed on Monday November 12th in observance of Veterans’ Day. 

However the town’s trash and recycling pick-up will NOT be affected by the holiday and will be collected on regular collection days.

katie brown November 12, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Such a shame that more people could not take 20 minutes out of their day to go and honor the Veterans in East Haven. People should be ashamed of themselves. They are why you live free!
Giancarlo "Luigi" Jones November 12, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Shame, shame. Peoples cant wake up early, shake off the hangovers an' a come out and thank the poor old vets. NFL pre game show more important. Lord help us!
CAjones November 12, 2012 at 02:26 PM
For the past few years folks were lead to believe it was the wishes of the Veterans organization in town to reduce and simplify the ceremonial event to a more somber and dignified acknowledgement. I think the general public was left feeling that meant they were no longer being asked to participate. I took my family to a parade in Branford to honor the veterans.
Robert D. Hoff - Working for a better East Haven November 12, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I attended the Ceremony in East Haven Yesterday very proud of the Men and Women who have served our country and those who are serving. The Men and Women who have served and those who serve now are among the finest in the world and through their actions have afforded us many of the personal freedoms we as Americans enjoy including the ability to attend such ceremonies. To Those who have served and to those who are serving now I thank You.
Flowers November 12, 2012 at 02:37 PM
It used to be, when we had the draft, that almost everybody was a veteran. Now, just a handful are satisfying these universal obligations. Often, those who come out on Veterans day to honor the Veterans are mostly Veterans themselves. Regardless of when they served, each veteran has taken years out of their lives to serve and defend this country under harsh and unpleasant conditions. Recognition and thanks are due them from all.
Giancarlo "Luigi" Jones November 12, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Each of our vets has a story to tell. World woulda be a better place iffin the young ones were made witness to life changing events durin' their schoolin'. A social studies class trip, sittin' down face ta face, one on one with the wounded vet at the VA hospital and talking to him. Or going to the Yale hospital and witnessin' the birth of a child. Both can be profound life changing experiences. Shameful that people go thru life without seein' or doing either. Lord help us!

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