Veterans to be honored

CROWN POINT - The friends and members of the First Congregational Church of Crown Point are planning their third annual Veteran's Recognition and Appreciation Sunday on Sunday, Nov. 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m. as part of their regular service.

"Veterans from local VFWs, American Legions, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), as well as individual veterans have been invited to share this time of gratitude for sacrifices that they have made for our country and our communities.," Pastor David Hirtle said.

"This year we are thrilled to have with us the Essex County Veterans Affairs Agent Mr. Timothy Pierce," Hirtle added. "Mr. Pierce will bring us news and encouragement during the service. This will be a honor to hear and get to know him.

"Did you realize that it is estimated that the men and women who are part of The Greatest Generation and served during the second World War are dying at a rate of 1000 per week?" Hirtle said. "Did you know that thousands of men and women fought, were wounded and died and their efforts were under or never acknowledged? Did you know that the majority of men and women serving in the Middle East are members of a local Guard or Reserve unit?

"Let us make this Veteran's Day our opportunity to gather as a community and give thanks for the commitment these veterans showed to their country by raising their hands and serving this great nation," he continued. "Together, let us plan honor our veterans through this meaningful service. All are invited."

For more information or directions call Hirtle at 597-3398.

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