Veterans Day: Parades, breakfasts, and rememberance ceremonies on the South Shore

Abington-Rockland-Whitman

This year’s Tri-Town Veterans Day Parade will be held in Rockland on Friday Nov. 11, with the theme “In Honor of the Greatest Generation, W.W. II”. The parade starts at 9 a.m. on Union Street at Hoadley Plumbing and will finish at the end of Union Street (Plaza).

Braintree

A ceremony will be held Friday Nov. 11 at the East Middle School at 10:30 a.m., with guest speaker Capt. Catherine Connolly of the Air Force Nursing Corps.

Bridgewater

On Thursday, Nov. 10th from 7:30 a.m. through 2 p.m, there will be a Veterans Day Observance at Bridgewater-Raynham High School, 415 Center St.

Brockton

The City of Brockton will hold its annual Veterans Day Parade Friday, Nov. 11th  The parade will step off at 10 a.m. at the Veterans of all Wars Monument at Legion Parkway and Warren Avenue.

Carver

The American Legion will observe Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 11, and provide a free breakfast to all Carver veterans. The American Legion, Julian Southworth Post 164, invites all Carver veterans to participate in the Veterans Day observance. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. at the United Parish Church, 115 Main St. (across from Dandy Donuts). If you are a veteran and plan to attend breakfast, please arrive at 8:30 a.m.

Cohasset

A ceremony will be held on Friday Nov.11 at the veterans memorial in Cohasset Harbor at 11 a.m.

Duxbury

A ceremony will be held on Friday Nov. 11 at the American Legion Services Post 233 Hall, at 5 West Street, at 11 a.m.  A Francis Perry Toast will be made to honor all departed comrades.

Hanson
A Veterans Day Ceremony will be held on Thursday Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. at the senior center, 132 Maquan St. Lunch will be served following the ceremony  in the senior center’s main room. Any veteran who would like to participate in the ceremony is asked to call Mary Collins, the town’s director of elder affairs, at 781-293-2683.

Hingham

A Veterans Breakfast will be held on Friday Nov. 11 at the Hingham Senior Center from 8:30-10:00 a.m. This event is open to all Military, Veterans, and their families; sponsored by the Hingham American Legion and the V.F.W. Posts.  From 11:00a.m.-12:15 p.m. there will be a ceremony with music and remarks at the Hingham Town Hall Sanborn Auditorium.

Hull

A ceremony will be held at the War Memorial at the intersection of  Samoset Ave. and Nantasket Beach Ave. on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Lt. Commander Stephen Gill–with remarks from State Rep. Garrett Bradley and selectmen.

Marshfield

The Marshfield Veterans Day Parade will take place Friday, Nov. 11. The parade will start from the Marshfield Fairgrounds on the South River Street side, across from the main fire station. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. arrive at Veterans Memorial Park at 11 a.m. for the annual ceremony. The parade will then proceed down Ocean Street to Route 3A, Moraine Street, turn left on Snow Road and end at Library Plaza.

Middleboro

On Friday Nov. 11 at 10 a.m the Veterans Day Parade will start at the Middleboro Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Ave.

Pembroke

A Veterans Day Service will be held on November 11, 2011 at 11:00 am at The Pembroke Community Middle School on Route 27. The Ceremony will honor all
Veterans with music performed by the Pembroke High School Chamber Chorus under the direction of Gwynne Sousa. Speakers will include Commander Wayne Woodward,
of the American Legion Arthur Briggs Church #143, Honorable Daniel Webster, Rep. in General Court, Hon. Daniel Trabucco, Chair of the Board Of Selectmen, David McPhillips,
Pembroke Veteran’s Agent & others. mRefreshments will be served immediately following the Ceremony in the Middle School cafeteria. Refreshments wil be provided by the American Legion Post & will be assisted by the American Legion Auxilliary Unit #143.

Plymouth

The annual Veterans Day Parade will assemble at 9 a.m. and step off at 9:30 a.m. from Hedge Rd. in North Plymouth, and will include stops at the Veterans Field Memorial World War One Memorial, World War II and Spanish War Memorials, Korea and Vietnam Memorial, WWI Memorial Bridger. The parade will end at the Plymouth Training Green with a ceremony at the Grand Army of The Republic Memorial.  The guest speaker will be V.F.W Post #1822 Commander Owen Hall. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremonies will be held indoors at the Memorial Hall at 10:30 a.m.

Congressman William Keating will be holding a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast before the start of the parade. The breakfast, open to all veterans and their families, will  be held from 8-9a.m. at the Plymouth Council on Aging at 10 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 108

Quincy

On November 11 we will host our annual Veterans Day parade. The event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at the Quincy Credit Union on Quincy Avenue. All are invited to attend.

Scituate

The Scituate American Legion will hold a celebration at 11 a.m. on Friday Nov. 11 at the flag pole in front of the GAR Hall. Following the ceremony there will be turkey dinner available to any Scituate veteran and their guests. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Contact Ed Covell American Legion Commander Post 144 to make a reservation: 781-630-0644.

Weymouth

A ceremony will be held Friday Nov. 11 at the Korean War Memorial in Jackson Square, with a parade leaving from Jackson Square and heading to town hall. At 11 a.m. there will be a ceremony at the Ralph Talbot Amphitheater next to town hall. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Abigail Adams School auditorium.

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