Celebrate military service on Veteran’s Day Eve – Nov 10

(Image above left posted to flickr by Sovereign to Serf – Roger Sayles; right from Southborough Rotary Club Facebook page)

With all the focus on November 8th, you may have forgotten that there is another significant date next week – November 11th. (You know, the day honoring the people who risked their lives and sacrificed their personal comfort so we could all be free to complain about this election!)

Southborough will again hold its traditional Veteran’s Day parade and ceremony. But this year, honors for some veterans will begin a day early.

For the second year, the Southborough Rotary Club is inviting the public to join them in celebrating those who have served our country. This time the event will take place on the eve of Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 10, at 7:00 pm.

The evening will highlight and honor three Southborough veterans who didn’t speak at last year’s event:

These local veterans will speak about their experiences and about what service has meant to them throughout their lives. Come listen to their stories and to ask questions.

  • Steve Whynot
  • Daniel Kolenda
  • Chris Robbins

The event is in keeping with the club’s pledge “Celebrating Service, Celebrating Southborough”. Last year, the Rotary explained:

The intent of this gathering is to allow the members of our community who have served in our military to express how their service to our nation has influenced their lives, the lives of their families and the community.

The event will be held at St. Mark’s School in Taft Hall. For more information about the event or where to park on St. Mark’s campus, please call the St. Mark’s Front Desk at 508 786-6000.

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Donna McDaniel
6 years ago

My inner historian insists I add this info about Nov.11th, originally known as “Armistice Day” (“armistice” being cessation of firing at each other…in this case Germany, England, France, Belgium, Russia, and.us. The signing took place on a railroad car near the French/Belgium border at 11 a.m. on the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
A sad note: this long and dreadful war (as always) was considered “the war to end all wars.” Something to contemplate as we participate in this annual celebration of the veterans who remember it too well.

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