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Local Veterans Day events scheduled

Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting salutes the flag during the Veterans Day ceremony in Wadhams.

Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting salutes the flag during the Veterans Day ceremony in Wadhams. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Several local towns will be holding ceremonies Veteran's Day, Monday, Nov. 11, to honor those who have served their country:

KEENE — American Legion Marcy Post 1312 will conduct a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 at the Veterans Monument Park on Norton Cemetery Road in Keene. The ceremony will be followed by the formal dedication of the granite WWII Monument and a memorial granite bench.

WADHAMS — The Veterans Organizations of Essex County, through the Veterans Cemetery Committee, are conducting an observance of Veterans Day at the Essex County Veterans Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. The cemetery is located 1 mile west of the hamlet of Wadhams and 6 miles east of the village of Elizabethtown on the north side of County Route 8. The public is welcome to attend. In the case of rain, snow or sub-freezing temperatures, the event will be cancelled. For further information, contact Newman Tryon at 873-2138.

WILLSBORO — The Willsboro, Reber, Essex, and Boquet Churches are sponsoring the ninth annual Veterans Day Appreciation Program and Dinner Monday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 p.m. at the Willsboro Central School Cafeteria with dinner to follow immediately after.

KEESEVILLE — VFW Post 1505 in Keeseville will be having a dinner for veterans Nov 11. Free for all vets and a donation would be asked for all guest. A ham dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

Also, on Nov. 15, The Essex Town Historian is hosting an Open House reception honoring World War II Veterans and presenting a display of past Essex American Legion Memorabilia from 5 to 7 p.m. Historic Essex and the Town of Essex are jointly sponsoring this Open House at the Essex Heritage Center located on the corner of Route 22 and Elm Street. Refreshments will be served.

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