On Monday, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness clubs will honor our nation's veterans with a special ceremony at 11 a.m. at the newly-constructed memorial in Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara.
Town Supervisor Lee Wallace will welcome everyone with opening remarks.
The Color Guard from Boy Scout Troop No. 841 will conduct a flag ceremony, and town resident Nick Cofield will perform the "Star Spangled Banner"and "Taps" with his trumpet. There will also be wreath presentations by the Lions, Lionesses and Girl Scout Troop No. 70165.
The Rev. Ron Maines of Forestview Church of God will offer opening and closing prayers. Guest speaker will be state Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, who is also a U.S. Army Vietnam combat veteran.
All veterans attending the ceremony will be presented with an American Flag lapel pin and flag from the Girl Scouts, compliments Old Glory Flag, and Girl Scouts Mackenzie Gilmore and Lexus Hale will sing "God Bless America." The Lions will be collecting American flags that are in disrepair for proper disposal.
Following the ceremony, the Lionesses will serve a warm beverage and pastry at the Calvin K. Richards Senior Center located in the park. Everyone is welcome to this event to honor our veterans.
For further information, call Chairman Lion Angelo Onevelo at 628-0244. Pictured presenting a memorial wreath from last year's ceremony are Lioness President Beth Colangelo and Lion Robert Shively.