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Bedford Veterans Day Ceremony
November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Veterans Day ceremonies to honor our Veterans will be held at Veterans Memorial Park, Bedford (on The Great Road across from Bedford Shopping Center) starting at noon on Monday, November 11.
In case of inclement weather, ceremonies will be moved to the Bedford High School Auditorium. Contact Joe Piantedosi 978-852-9300 (cell) or 781-275-6077 (H).
Schedule of Events:
Bedford’s Public Safety Honor Guard will escort the Patriotic Holiday Committee members and Dignitaries from Patriot Statue along the walkway to the Monument, while Parade March is being played by the Bedford Minutemen.
Introductions/Opening Remarks: Joe Piantedosi, Vice-Chair/Patriotic Holiday Committee.
Opening Prayer: Chaplain John Cooper, American Legion
Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Bedford Scouts.
Singing of our National Anthem: Music by Bedford HS Marching Band.
Jon O’Connor, Commander, American Legion Post 221
Al Chisholm, Senior Vice Commander, VFW Post 1628
Mike Rosenberg, Chair, Bedford Selectmen
State Representative Ken Gordon
State Senator Mike Barrett
Presentation of Memorial Wreath with Flags: Attendees are invited to remember special veterans who touched their lives by placing a flag on the Veterans Memorial Wreath of Honor and sharing the name and military service of the honored veterans.
Patriotic Sing Along- God Bless America. Music by Bedford HS Marching Band.
Volleys followed by TAPS: Sounding of TAPS by Bedford High School Band members.
Closing Prayer: John Cooper, American Legion
Participants are invited back to American Legion Post 221 on The Great Road for lunch.