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November 7, 2013

Many special events, Gazette insert, to honor vets, celebrate Veterans Day

Niagara Gazette —

There's lots of special events and tributes planned for area veterans throughout the weekend, in honor of Veterans Day on Monday.

The Niagara Gazette will be publishing as special section devoted to the Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial at Hyde Park. The section will be available in Saturday's edition of this newspaper, and will detail the efforts to create the Falls monument, which is dedicated to all war heroes. 

Other events being planned for veterans in the region include: 

  

TODAY

Niagara County Community College will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday at NCCC’s Veterans Memorial Park, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.

The annual ceremony will be led by Anthony Garza, a student in the Business Administration program at NCCC and a former a sergeant who served 13 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

In recognition of Veterans Day, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence will honor approximately 75 employees, volunteers and Our Lady of Peace residents for their military service during a “Salute to Veterans” luncheon at noon on Friday.

  

SATURDAY

A free spaghetti dinner will be offered to all Niagara County vets and active service men or women and their spouses and significant others. The spaghetti dinner will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lockport Elks Lodge #41, 6791 N. Canal Rd., Lockport.

  

SUNDAY

A Veterans Information Day will take place at the Lewiston #2 Fire Company from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the company's headquarters, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road. A representative from every branch of the Armed Forces will be in attendance and will enter each veteran’s information into a database to tells them what benefits they qualify for. In many cases, veterans may discover benefits that they did not know exist.

Assemblyman John Ceretto (R,C,I-Lewiston) is working with the fire company to promote the event. Those seeking more information can contact Ceretto’s office at 282-6062.

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