Monday, November 9, 2015

New Haven Veterans Day events slated

NEW HAVEN >> The city and the Mayor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee will conduct the annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Center Church on the Green on Temple Street.

Harp will offer remarks on behalf of the city and Charles Pickett, commander of New Haven’s Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 12150, and a twice-deployed veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, will deliver the main address, according to a release.

Musical selections will be performed by the Unity Boys Choir; soloist Ruth Rosa will lead the audience in the singing of the "Star-Spangled Banner," the release said,

Placement of wreaths at the War Memorial on the New Haven Green and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Long Wharf will follow the 11 a.m. service, the release said.

The public is encouraged to attend and participate in the events and "pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who serve and who have served this nation," the release said.

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