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Crown Point, Hague services set

Crown Point and Hague churches will honor local veterans during special services.

Crown Point and Hague churches will honor local veterans during special services.

— A Crown Point church will honor local veterans during a special service.

The First Congregational Church of Crown Point will host its third annual Veteran’s Recognition and Appreciation Sunday Nov. 6. The event will be part of the regular 9:30 a.m. worship service.

The First Congregational Church of Crown Point is, appropriately, located on the town’s Veterans Park.

“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,” the Rev. David Hurtle, pastor, said.

Essex County Veterans Affairs Agent Timothy Pierce will speak.

“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 1,000 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 Veterans 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.”

The service is open to the public. There will be a fellowship period following the service. Coffee will be served.

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

Hague service

The Hague Wesleyan Church will host a special service to honor veterans Sunday, Nov. 6, at 10:30 a.m.

Guests Chaplain Rene and wife Rommie Kinard will share their insights and music. They are Civil War and WWII chaplain re-enactors and have blessed Hague services twice before. All are welcomed to attend.

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