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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

What a fabulous weekend for music in Worcester!

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Summer Gospel Festival on Saturday!

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Institute Park!

Funky, earthy, transplendent!! spirituality!! Choirs!  Liturgical dancers! Sample some soul food while listening/dancing to soul music! You know what I mean! They’re ours! … BE THERE!

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Then … THE BEST FESTIVAL IN WORCESTER!

THE LATIN AMERICAN FESTIVAL! Behind Worcester City Hall (Main St.) – the Worcester Common.

Saturday!

Noon to 9 p.m!

TERRIFIC LIVE MUSIC, DANCING, SINGING, FOOD, BEER GARDEN – FUN! This fest is colorful, warm, so musical! The BEST fest in Worcester, HANDS DOWN! Folks from all over Southern New England come to experience world-class music in a city on the rise!

Worcester at her most inclusive and joyful!!!

This “edition” is DOLLY’S LAST AS CREATIVE HEAD! PLEASE BE THERE TO SHOW HER THE LOVE!

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CLICK HERE for the program schedule, to “sample” some of the music and to learn more!

BOTH celebrations are FREE! All welcome!

– Rosalie Tirella