Veterans Day events
Dover, Readsboro activities
DEERFIELD VALLEY- On Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, the Dover Historical Society Museum and the Living History Association gallery, located in the same building, will be open to the public from 10 am to 3 pm as part of a special observance of Veteran’s Day. This open house features many displays of several wars including local residents who fought in World War I. Most impressive is the inclusion in the display of items related to World War I aviation provided by the Bond family.
Over the years the building’s upgrade and care, as well as much of the military collection from World War II, and the post-war period, were provided by Herbert Childs who recently died. His enthusiasm for the well-being of the museum is much missed. Across the street at the Congregational Church a special ceremony will be held honoring two local veterans, each of whom will be presented with a handmade quilt in honor of their service.
Farther south on Route 100 in Readsboro, Walter Case Post of the American Legion, with the help of some local schoolchildren, will conduct a ceremony at the town’s veterans monument on Main Street on November 11 at 6:30 pm. Directly across the street, the Readsboro Historical Society will be open both before and after the event at the monument. They have exhibited artifacts and photos of local World War I veterans from the collections of Post 15, the Living History Association, and the Readsboro Historical Society. This special exhibit has been on display all summer.
Free car wash for veterans
BRATTLEBORO- As they have been doing for the past 11 years, Burton Car Wash is again inviting all veterans and active duty military personnel to get a free top-of-the-line car wash on Veterans Day. Along with 3,374 other car wash locations in four different counties, they are registered in the Grace for Vets Free Wash Program. The free washes are given to honor and recognize those who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces.
The Burton staff will be welcoming veterans and active duty personnel from 9 am to 4 pm, on Sunday, November 11. The public is encouraged to pass the word to all eligible men and women. Connie Burton says she wants to extend the offer to as many as possible. In case of inclement weather a rain check can be picked up.
In addition to the complimentary wash, Burton’s also organizes a drawing for a free five-Ultimate washes. All those who come in for a free wash can sign up for the drawing.
For more information call (802) 257-5191.
Veterans Day ceremony
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION- On Sunday, November 11, from 1 to 2 pm, the White River Junction VA Medical Center, 63 Veterans Drive, will be hosting a Veterans Day ceremony in honor of all veterans who have served.
The ceremony will be held on theVeterans memorial brick walkway, with the laying of the wreath ceremony to follow in the William A Yasinski research and education building.
This annual ceremony will honor all who served and will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. Music and light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend.