We are often asked what is the best way to honor veterans on this important holiday. While volunteering and donating to veteran causes is always a good choice, so too is supporting your local veterans by attending the events they plan, host and frequent year after year.
We invite you and your families to take a portion of your time on Tuesday to come to an event and shake the hands of veterans who served their country in all eras and all around the world.
The City of Melrose will dedicate a Women's Service Tree in front of City Hall at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The dedication will include guest speaks from WWII and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We will also be joined by an all-female color guard from Hanscom Air Force Base.
The day begins at Memorial Hall on Main Street with a Veterans Day breakfast open to the public beginning at 9 a.m. Immediately following the Service Tree dedication, veterans will honor tradition by holding important ceremonies at the Melrose Vietnam Memorial (Main Street) and Melrose WWI Memorial (Lynn Fells Parkway). Topics for follow on ceremonies include announcements regarding Operation Remember and our Veteran Town Hall Meeting scheduled for November 18th at the Melrose Elks Lodge.
The VFW Harold O Young Post 2394 will host a collation after the ceremonies.
The American Legion will host a special ceremony at the new Galvin Middle School on Main Street beginning at 11 a.m. The ceremony will include guest speaker Chester Paris (USAF) and feature the rededication of the Wakefield Memorial Pictures flanking the Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
The Saugus Veterans Council will host its annual Veterans Day Parade beginning at the Veterans Memorial School on Hurd Street. The parade continues to Veterans Wall Park for a ceremony at 10 a.m. and conclude at the American Legion on Taylor Street.
This year, Saugus will unveil the first part of an important Veterans Wall Park restoration that will include the dedication of monuments from every modern veteran era. This year will see the installation of a Korean War Memorial donated by the Sippie Family.