Veterans honored Nov. 11 with local services

Veteran’s Day, November 11, will be recognized with a brief flag-raising ceremony with coffee and donuts at Lakes Elementary School from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and an evening service at Memorial Park in Belmont, at the intersection of Belmont Road and Jupiter Avenue at 7 p.m.

The Color Guard, Sons of the American Legion, Squad #358 will perform a 21-gun salute.

According to organizer and township trustee Charles Weldon, the evening service will include a 21-gun salute, music by the choral students of Assumption Church, a benediction by the youth pastor of Belmont Baptist Church, who is also a Marine who has seen several tours of duty in Iraq, a speech by State Senator Mark Jansen and other speakers. The Comstock Park Color Guard will provide the military 21-gun salute, members of the Saladin Shrine will be present as will at least two Boy Scout groups.

“We have a pretty good lineup,” Weldon said.

The event will be held rain or shine and is a well-attended, moving ceremony.

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