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November 11, 2013

North Country celebrates military today

PLATTSBURGH — Many events honoring veterans take place today around the North Country.

Here’s the list:

Essex County Veterans Day Observance. 11 a.m. Essex County Veteran’s Cemetery, one mile west of Wadhams, 6 miles east of Elizabethtown on Route 8. Cancelled in case of rain, snow or sub-freezing temperatures. Sponsored by the Veterans Organizations of Essex County and the Veterans Cemetery Committee.

Annual Keene Veteran’s Day Ceremony. 11 a.m. Veteran’s Monument Park, Cemetery Road, Keene. Dedication of the World War II granite memorial and granite bench will follow. Sponsored by American Legion Marcy Post 1312.

Veterans Day Observance. 11 a.m. American Legion Post 20, 162 Quarry Road, Plattsburgh. Guest speaker Col. Michael J. Barcomb, born and raised in Mooers, commander of Combat Support Agency Support Command, an MI brigade level command with 13 geographical dispersed subordinate commands and 1,075 authorized soldiers providing support of strategic intelligence requirements for the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and the National Ground Intelligence Center.

Veteran’s Day Observance. Noon. Clinton Community College, 136 Clinton Point Drive, Plattsburgh, flagpole near the south entrance of the George Moore Academic and Administrative Building. Sponsored by the CCC Veterans Club. Refreshments to follow.

Flag ceremony. 12:30 p.m., Civil Air Command will raise flag on Margaret Street in front of North Country Cultural Center Arts Center, corner of Brinkerhoff and Margaret streets, Plattsburgh, to honor veterans. Congressman Bill Owens will attend. The flag was donated by Nancy Olsen.

Adirondack Carousel Veterans Ride. Noon to 4 p.m. 2 Depot St., Saranac Lake. Veterans, active and retired, are offered complimentary rides all afternoon.

Ninth Annual Veteran’s Day Appreciation Program and Dinner. 4:30 p.m. Willsboro Central School Cafeteria, 29 School Lane. Veterans and their guests are welcome at no charge. Reservations by calling 963-7984, 572-5025 or 963-4459

Ham Dinner. 5 to 7 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1505, 1309 Route 9, Keeseville. No charge for veterans. Donation appreciated for guest.

FRIDAY EVENT

And on Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Town of Essex, Historic Essex and the Essex town historian will sponsor an open house to celebrate and honor 235 local World War II veterans and display 1930s American Legion materials in The Town of Essex Heritage Center located at the corner of Route 22 and Elm Street. 

Refreshments and snacks will be served. For more information, call 963-8782.

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