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Our Vets – never out of fashion! … Today! Worcester Veterans Day events … and for all vets! FREE SPECIAL-FOR-YOU MEALS at Applebees, Friendlys

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Cece’s first ICT photo shoot. She’s no bigger than a greeting card! pic: R.T.

WORCESTER HONORS OUR VETS

Pancake Breakfast at Veterans Inc

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Veterans Inc.,

69 Grove Street, Worcester

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Parade: 11 AM

Parade begins at corner of Glennie Street and Grove Street by Percy’s Appliances.

It will proceed down and end at 69 Grove Streetl.

For information regarding parade participation please call (508) 791-1213 x123.

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Wreath Laying Ceremony

2 PM

At the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Green Hill Park, off Lincoln and Belmont streets

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Wreath Laying Ceremony

2 PM

At the Korean War Memorial on Worcester Center Boulevard.

– City of Worcester website

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AT APPLEBEES restaurant – there’s one on Park Ave – FREE SPECIAL ENTREES FOR ALL VETS!

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And at all FRIENDLYs ice cream:

Free breakfast, lunch or dinner today for all vets! Bring military ID.

Free! Vets can order the Big-Two-Do: two slices of Brioche French toast, two buttermilk pancakes or two slices of toast; two strips of applewood-smoked bacon or two sausage links, sided by two made-to-order fresh eggs. Plus: a cup of joe!

Or: Free All-American Burger with fries and soda, iced tea or hot beverage.

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Jett says relax and enjoy this holiday!

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How spoiled is my brat #10

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Veterans’ Day 2016

By Edith Morgan

Friday, November 11, 2016, is the day we set aside for our annual Veterans’ Day remembrance: it is a National Holiday, so everyone can observe it.

Originally called Armistice Day at the end of World War I, when finally after four years of bloody fighting we signed an armistice – to commemorate the end of a war when hostilities were finally ended – on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918.

President Woodrow Wilson welcomed the end of hostilities in a very optimistic speech, in 1919, describing the efforts that had been made in the intervening year to rebuild and recover from this first huge world war, which many people at that time hoped would be our last.

On “Armistice Day” as it was first called, our “reflections were to be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, and with gratitude for the victory … ”

On June 4, 1926, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution asking then-President Calvin Coolidge to issue a yearly proclamation calling for ceremonies on November 11. And so Armistice Day became a national holiday.

A variety of different kinds of observances took place over the years. Of course, by 1945 we had been involved in another World War, and under the leadership of a World War II veteran from Birmingham who convinced Dwight Eisenhower to support a National Veterans’ Day – and to change the name of this holiday to the name it bears today.

Originally always scheduled to be on November 11th, since 1971, due to the passing of “The Uniform Monday Holiday Act” this day was moved to Mondays every year from 1871 to 1977. But on November 11th, 1978, it was once again observed on November 11. If the real date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there is a day off on the Friday or Sunday near the date.’ So schools and government offices are closed and workers get a day off.

Some people have recentty suggested that since election day is so close to Veterans’ Day, we merge the two days, giving the public a day off and allowing people to vote on that day.

We should not confuse Veterans’ Day with Memorial Day – which specifically honors those who have died serving in our military.

Woodrow Wilson hoped that this day would be ..”a day filled with the solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service,“ and be a day …” dedicated to the cause of world peace.”

With fervent hope that finally peace may come to pass (although we are engaged in several deadly wars around the globe!) let us this Veterans’ Day salute and support all our veterans and pledge to stand behind them and their families, so long as they need us.

Tomorrow is Veterans’ Day! The City of Worcester honors and celebrates our veterans!

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ICT editor/owner Rosalie is the proud niece (WW II) and cousin (Vietnam) of US military veterans! No homeless vets! Jobs and continuing education for all our veterans!

Join the City of Worcester for the 62nd Annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony and the 97th Annual Observance of Armistice Day Wednesday, November 11!

Events from 8 AM – 2 PM

Pancake Breakfast: 8 AM – 11 AM – Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St.

Parade:

11:00 AM – Begins at Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St. and proceeds down Main Street to City Hall.

Program Honoring WWII Veterans: 12:00 PM – Worcester City Hall, 455 Main St., 3rd Floor

Wreath Laying Ceremony: 2 PM – Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Green Hill Park

In addition, Workforce Central Career Centers will host their Veterans Annual Fall Job Fair from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM on Friday, November 20th at the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks #2118,, 754 Southbridge St., Auburn. The job fair is open to the general public and will feature companies from a number of industries, including health care, finance, customer service, law enforcement, manufacturing and more.

The Veterans’ Day activities are sponsored by Worcester Veterans Council, the City of Worcester, the City of Worcester Veterans Service Department, Veterans Inc. and the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Perpetual Care Committee.

Additionally, World War II veterans are invited to leave a great legacy by writing a letter about their World War II experiences and expressing hopes and dreams for the future.

The letters will be placed inside a time capsule, to be deposited on June 6, 2016 as part of the rededication of the World War II Memorial on the Worcester Common.

The memorial is currently under construction, and is expected to be finished in the spring. The time capsule will be opened in a hundred years, on D-Day, Saturday, June 6, 2116.

All World War II veterans who are Worcester residents are invited to participate. The letters should be one page, front and back.

There are two opportunities to send in a letter:

Veterans’ Day – Wednesday, November 11, 2015, Worcester City Hall, Levi Lincoln Chamber, 3rd Floor. After Veterans’ Day Program, which begins at 12:00 PM.

Or by mail or in person at the Office of Veterans’ Services, Worcester City Hall, Room 108, 455 Main St.

– from the City of Worcester website

Veterans Day is tomorrow …

… Tuesday, November 11

Our city marks the holiday with the following events:

Annual Pancake breakfast

8 a.m.

Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St.

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Annual Veterans Day Parade

11 a.m.

Starting at the north end of Grove Street at Glennie Street to Grove Street,  to the Veterans Inc. Historical Armory, 44 Salisbury St.

Speaking program

Noon

Featuring Gabriel Nutter, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and regional team leader for the Department of Veterans’ Services SAVE team.

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Wreath-laying ceremony

2 p.m.

Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Green Hill Park

Events co-sponsored by Worcester Veterans Council, the city’s Veterans Services Department, Veterans Inc. and the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Perpetual Care Committee. For more information about the parade, call 1-800-482-2565, ext. 154.

Let’s not forget these military heroes this Veterans Day!

SERGEANT STUBBY

The late, great Sergeant Stubby

From the Wall Street Journal. – R.T.

Military Dogs Sniff Out IEDs, Save Lives

By Rebecca Frankel

As the desert air cooled and night fell, Staff Sgt. John Mariana looked down into the reassuring eyes of one of the most valuable comrades of his eight-month deployment to Afghanistan: Bronco, his military working dog.

To read entire story click here

City of Worcester Veterans Day events

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Veterans Day is Tuesday, November 11

Our city marks the holiday with the following events:

Annual Pancake breakfast

8 a.m.

Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St.

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Annual Veterans Day Parade

11 a.m.

Starting at the north end of Grove Street at Glennie Street to Grove Street,  to the Veterans Inc. Historical Armory, 44 Salisbury St.

Speaking program

Noon

Featuring Gabriel Nutter, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and regional team leader for the Department of Veterans’ Services SAVE team.

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Wreath-laying ceremony

2 p.m.

Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Green Hill Park

Events co-sponsored by Worcester Veterans Council, the city’s Veterans Services Department, Veterans Inc. and the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Perpetual Care Committee. For more information about the parade, call 1-800-482-2565, ext. 154.

I’ll bet there are some vegetarian veterans out there! Where are their entrees, Applebee’s?!

Applebee’s Says Thank You to Servicemembers with Free Meals on Veterans Day … and expands their Thank You movement!

Expanding upon its six-year Veterans Day tradition of providing free meals to current and former servicemembers, this year Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® will look to provide everyday household items like washers and dryers and medical equipment to veterans or active duty military and their families in need.

Applebee’s Thank You Movement is honored to partner with the community this year by asking friends, families and neighbors to submit stories at ThankYouMovement.com on behalf of veterans or active duty military and their families who need items that would help improve the lives of those who serve our country.

“We are thankful for the men and women who have served, and currently serve, to protect this great nation,” said Applebee’s President Steve Layt. “We’re excited to show our gratitude again this year by serving free meals to our military heroes on Veterans Day, and by partnering with our neighborhoods to help servicemembers in ways that will improve their everyday lives.”

Applebee’s Thank You Movement

Since creating the Thank You Movement in 2011 to collect messages of appreciation for each of the 24 million current and former members of our Armed Forces, Applebee’s has received more than 6.7 million personal “Thank You” messages through the movement’s website: www.thankyoumovement.com.

Visitors to ThankYouMovement.com can thank a veteran by writing a personal Thank You message to be posted in real time on the website. This year, the community can tell the story of a Veteran, active service member or military family in need by describing their situation, including their service and what household item might make their everyday live a little easier or more comfortable. Applebee’s will say thanks by fulfilling some of those needs.

Applebee’s Thank You Meals

On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, veterans and active duty military can choose a dish from the FREE Thank You Meal menu that includes some of Applebee’s signature and favorite items, including:

7 oz. House Sirloin

American Standard All-In Burger

Double Crunch Shrimp

Three-Cheese Chicken Penne

Fiesta Lime Chicken®

Chicken Tenders Platter

Oriental Chicken Salad

Guests will need to provide proof of service, which includes: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD214, Citation or Commendation.

Offer is valid for dine-in only. Traditional sides are included with free entrees … Applebee’s Thank You Meals will be offered during normal business hours on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Hours vary by location, so Guests should call their local Applebee’s restaurant in advance to inquire about specific location hours.

Monday – Worcester’s 60th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony, Parade and more!

LET’S HONOR WORCESTER’S BRAVEST!

Monday, Nov. 11

60th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony – 95th Annual Observance of Armistice Day

Pancake Breakfast at Veterans Inc.

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

69 Grove Street, Worcester

Sponsored by Veterans Inc.

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Parade: 10:30 a.m.

Beginning at Glennie St (behind Percy’s) and

ends at Veterans Inc., 69 Grove Street

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Program: 11:30 a.m.

Mt. Carmel Parish Center

23 Mulberry Street

Guest Speaker: Dr. Mark Price, UMass Memorial Orthopedic Surgeon and Bronze Star Navy recipient Veteran of Afghanistan

Veterans Day sponsored by Worcester Veterans Council, City of Worcester, City of Worcester Veterans Service Department, Veterans Inc.

This Veteran’s Day Applebee’s says “THANK YOU” to our nation’s vets

This Veterans Day (Monday, Nov. 11) Applebee’s is once again continuing the tradition the brand started five years ago by thanking our nation’s veterans and active duty military and inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee’s for a FREE Thank You Meal.

Applebee’s expects to serve more than 1 million FREE meals from its special Veterans Day menu of seven signature entrees like the 7 oz. House Sirloin.

Applebee’s will continue to support veterans year-round through a partnership with The Mission Continues, an organization that promotes veteran-led community service projects in neighborhoods throughout the country.

Participating Applebee’s restaurants will advocate and honor the work of current and alumni Mission Continues Fellows through “Neighborhood Hero” displays. These displays will raise awareness within the community as well as provide a local call-to-action.

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Guests will need to provide proof of service, which includes: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD214, Citation or Commendation.

Offer is valid for dine-in only. Traditional sides are included with free entrees; 2 for $20 appetizers, upgraded side items or extras, beverages, desserts and gratuity are not included. Applebee’s Thank You Meals will be offered during normal business hours on Monday, Nov. 11.