York County to Observe Veterans Day
“Letters from War” Saturday, Nov. 11 at 12 p.m. – “Letters from War” is the continuing theme of the annual Veterans Day ceremony held in historic Yorktown. This year, the York County Historical Committee marks the occasion with a memorial service in the Board Room of York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown.
Throughout the service, excerpts from letters written during wartime deployment from local soldiers, sailors, and airmen to their families back home will be read. In addition to concentrating on some of these little known, unsung heroes who have served our country, the service includes tolling of the bell, presentation of the colors, singing of the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, and “Taps.” A special recognition of all Veterans of our Armed Forces is part of the program.
Participants in the program include the York High School NJROTC, the Comte de Grasse Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Moore House Society, Children of the American Revolution, and Chapter 13 of the Disabled American Veterans. Veterans of Foreign Wars Chapter 824 is the Color Guard for the ceremony. For more information, please call York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism at (757) 890-3500.
Veteran’s Art Show opening Reception at On the Hill Gallery Nov. 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. – The opening reception of “The Spirit of American Military Art: The Never Ending Story,” our first-ever exhibition dedicated to American veterans. Stop by the Gallery anytime 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. thru November 26th and view this collection.
Comedy Night at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Saturday Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. – “Stand Up Comedy Night: Veterans Take the Mic,” features the talent of graduates of Comedy Bootcamp, a seven-week workshop offered by the Armed Forces Arts Partnership. Presented in conjunction with the “AfterWARd” special exhibition.