Worcester Celebrates Veterans Day

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Join the city of Worcester for the 62nd Annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony and the 97th Annual Observance of Armistice Day on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 with events from 8:00am-2:00pm.

  • Pancake Breakfast
    8:00–11:00am
    Veterans Inc., 69 Grove Street, Worcester
  • Parade
    11:00am
    Begins at Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St, and proceeds down Main Street to City Hall
    For information on parade participation please call 508-799-1041.
  • Program Honoring WWII veterans
    12:00pm
    City Hall, 455 Main Street, 3rd floor
  • Wreath laying Ceremony
    2:00pm
    Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Green Hill Park, Worcester

In addition, Workforce Central Career Centers will host their Veterans Annual Fall Job Fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 at the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks #2118, 754 Southbridge St., Auburn. The job fair is open to the general public, and will feature companies from a number of industries, including health care, finance, customer service, law enforcement, manufacturing, and more.

The Veterans Day activities are sponsored by Worcester Veterans Council, the City of Worcester, the City of Worcester Veterans Service Department, Veterans Inc., and the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Perpetual Care Committee.

Additionally, World War II veterans are invited to leave a great legacy by writing a letter about their World War II experiences and expressing hopes and dreams for the future. The letters will be placed inside a time capsule, to be deposited on June 6, 2016 as part of the rededication of the World War II Memorial on the Worcester Common. The memorial is currently under construction, and is expected to be finished in the spring. The time capsule will be opened in a hundred years, on D-Day, Saturday, June 6, 2116.

All World War II veterans who are Worcester residents are invited to participate. The letters should be one page, front and back.

There are two opportunities to send in a letter:

  1. Veterans Day- Wednesday, November 11, 2015, Worcester City Hall, Levi Lincoln Chamber, 3rd Floor. After Veterans Day Program, which begins at noon.
  2. By mail or in person at the Office of Veterans’ Services, Worcester City Hall, Room 108, 455 Main Street, Worcester MA, 01608 (no later than May 31, 2016).