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Crown Point church to honor veterans

Veterans Day service Nov. 10

First Congregational Church of Crown Point will host its third annual Veteran’s Recognition and Appreciation Sunday, Nov. 10, as part of its 9:30 a.m. worship service.

First Congregational Church of Crown Point will host its third annual Veteran’s Recognition and Appreciation Sunday, Nov. 10, as part of its 9:30 a.m. worship service.

— Veterans will be honored for their service by a Crown Point church.

First Congregational Church of Crown Point will host its third annual Veteran’s Recognition and Appreciation Sunday, Nov. 10, as part of its 9:30 a.m. worship service.

“Veterans from local VFWs, American Legions, Disabled American Veteran’s (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,” said Rev. David Hirtle, church pastor.

Timothy Pierce, Essex County veterans affairs agent, will be the guest speaker.

“Mr. Pierce will bring us news and encouragement during the service,” Hirtle said. “He will have comments on the veteran’s health benefits. 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 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?”

Hirtle hopes people will honor veterans this Veterans Day.

“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,” he said. “Together, let us plan honor our veterans through this meaningful service. All are invited.”

Coffee and fellowship will follow the service.

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

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