Monday, November 12, 2012
Here's a look at what is opened and closed in Wrentham on Veterans Day, a federal holiday.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Veterans Day—formerly Armistice Day—dates back to 1918, when Allied nations and Germany agreed to cease fire on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Nov. 11. The Treaty of Versailles wasn’t signed until the following June, officially ending the war, but Nov. 11 is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” Along the way, the national holiday grew to become a day to honor veterans from all wars. Veterans Day 2012 was Sunday but many will observe the federal holiday Monday, meaning a lot of people will have the day off from work. Here’s how the closures may impact you: Government offices: Federal, state, county and municipal offices and courts will be closed. Emergency services: Law enforcement and firefighters …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Here are the five things you need to know for November 10 and 11
1. This Weekend's Record From the National Weather Service 2. Veterans Day Ceremony at Wrentham Common The annual Wrentham Veterans Day ceremony will be held on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wrentham town common. American Legion Post 225 and the Wrentham VFW invite residents to join them near the World War II and Korean/Vietnam War monuments at the common for a brief ceremony. 3. King Philip Sports Today In football, the Warriors travel to North Attleboro for a match-up with postseason implications. Play at Community Field at 4:00 p.m., a win brings the Warriors one step closer to another Kelley-Rex title but a loss would almost make certain that their season would end on Thanksgiving. After upsetting the #2 and #3 seeded teams in …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round as well as on Veterans Day.
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a quick guide to many of these great deals to be found on Veterans Day throughout the Wrentham area: For military service men and women only: THE DISH: more Secret Discounts! Remember, the whole point of Veterans Day to thank and remember our troops and November is Military Family Month. Thank you to our troops and their families for your service, and thanks to all of the local businesses and Newport County Chamber of Commerce for supporting our troops and their families!
Thursday, November 8, 2012
CBS Scene will also be offering a complimentary lunch special for veterans/military on Monday, Nov. 12.
Veterans and active military are invited to enjoy a free visit to the Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon over Veterans Day weekend in Foxborough. From Saturday, November 10 through Monday, November 12, The Hall will offer free admission to all veterans and active service men and women. On Monday, November 12, veterans and active military can complement a trip to The Hall with a visit to CBS Scene Restaurant & Bar, which will offer a complimentary special off the lunch menu with a military ID. The Hall is open Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 4 p.m. (following the Patriots game) to 7 p.m., and Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Since opening in September 2008, The Hall and partner Raytheon have offered free admission to …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Looking at the week of Nov. 6 - Nov. 11.
1. Friday was Veterans Day. We had a photo gallery and video of Wrentham's ceremony honoring those who have served (and are serving) their country. 2. The Wrentham Elementary School Committee met on Tuesday and discussed the district's response to the Snowtober storm. Superintendent Jeffrey Marsden spoke about the possibility of using one of the schools as a town emergency shelter. 3. The King Philip School Committee met on Monday, and it heard an update on the high school's stadium turf. Members of the Gridiron Club said the field is overused, and an artificial field would be an improvement. 4. The state legislature released a proposed redistricting map this week. In the map, Wrentham would move to the fourth district, which is currently …
Friday, November 11, 2011
There was a Veterans Day ceremony at the town common Friday.
There was a short Veterans Day ceremony on the Wrentham Town Common Friday mornin.
Sights at Wrentham's Veterans Day ceremony.
Wrentham held a short Veterans Day ceremony on the town common Friday morning. The event featured speeches, an honor guard, the playing of "Taps" and a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Richard Bergman, of the Wrentham VFW, was one of the speakers. "May the souls of all our departed comrades be blessed by all the citizens of America," he said. He pointed out how the day was originally Armistice Day, which celebrated the end of hostilities in WWI. Check Wrentham Patch later today for a video of the event.
Massachusetts senators talk about their thoughts on the holiday.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The state's two senators released remarks in honor of the Veterans Day holiday today. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) "On Veterans Day we honor the 24 million Americans who, at one time or another, have answered the call to serve their country in uniform. Also today, we as a nation must renew our commitment to these American warriors. For ten years, thousands of our nation’s veterans have shown uncommon courage and resilience during multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. We are lucky to live in a country where brave men and women are willing to risk everything so that we can be safe. They fight for each other, for us, and for the ideals that bind us together as one people—principles like freedom, equal justice and democratic government. …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Ceremony will honor veterans.
The town of Wrentham is set to have a Veterans Day event tomorrow morning on the town common. The event, said town Veterans Agent Ken Oles, will begin at 11am. "There will be several members of the American Legion and VFW," he said. "There will be a short ceremony." He said the event would be similar to those held on previous Veterans Days, which typically see good attendance. "We usually have a decent turnout," he said. "We seem to get more every year."