I hope this isn't a holiday where we have new car sales or home furnishings at 35% off (on selected items with financing available) because I get a little tired of hanging a promotional opportunity around every one of our holidays especially today's, Veterans Day.
You would think with the tens of millions of Americans who have served in our nation's armed forces living in our communities all across this country, whose service helped make Tuesday's elections as possible as they have always historically been, we could forego a commercial promotion for one day.
Here in Norwich, Connecticut, we do.
This morning at 11, to commemorate the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when the Armistice was signed ending the hostilities of The War to End All Wars (that, sadly, we now call World War I, because it didn't), the members of the Frederick J. Sullivan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2212 and the Peter Gallen American Legion Post 104 in Taftville will hold their annual Veterans Day observance in Memorial Park (on the corner of South Second Avenue and South B Street in Taftville) to recognize this area's veterans and their service.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held around the corner at the Knights of Columbus Hall, but we usually have pretty good luck with both the weather and the turnout. I'd hope to see you there and thanks in advance for your company.
"My thoughts will return to the sound of your laughterThe magic of moving as one.
And a time we'll remember long ever after