Due to inclement weather the decision has been made to forgo the Veterans Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, November 11th, at 10:40 a.m. The ceremony will still take place at
Due to inclement weather the decision has been made to forgo the Veterans Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, November 11th, at 10:40 a.m.
The ceremony will still take place at 11 a.m., but has been relocated to the American Legion, located at 91 American Legion Drive. Following the ceremony, the program will proceed from the American Legion to the North Adams Armory for the dedication ceremony honoring U.S. Army Spc. Michael DeMarsico II.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Dept. Vice Commander Anthony Dias, Dept. of Massachusetts, American Legion.
Please join us in honoring all the brave veterans that have risked so much to serve our country.
November 11, 2017
Veterans Day Program
North Adams, Massachusetts
Parade will form and start from the American Legion Home, move north on American Legion Drive, east on Main Street, left on Eagle Street to the Veterans Memorial where the ceremony will take place.
Line of March
1> Police Cruiser
2> Color Guards: Color Guard Captain Tom Lussier
American Legion Post 125
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #996
American Veterans (AMVETS) Post #100
Sons of the American Legion Squadron #125
3> Commanders of Veterans Organizations; Joseph Zustra Jr., VFW; Dennis St Pierre, American
Legion; Michael Chalifoux, VVA; Louis Floriani, AMVETS
4> Anthony Dias, Mayor Richard Alcombright, Bruce Shepley
5> Any and all veterans who wish to participate
6> Auxiliaries: Bonnie Whitney-Florino, VFW, Gail Nelson, American Legion, Diane Floriani,
7> Drury High School Band, Chris Caproni, Director
8> Vehicle transporting veterans’ courtesy McCann School
9> North Adams Ambulance
10> North Adams Fire Department Engine 4
Coffee and doughnuts will be available for participants at 9:30 AM at the American Legion Post Home.
NOTE: ALL PARADE PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUESTED TO BE AT THE AMERICAN LEGION PARKING LOT BY 10:00 AM FOR THE START OF THE PARADE AT 10:40 AM. ALL VETERANS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF ANY ORGANIZATION. IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT THE AMERICAN LEGION.
Master of Ceremonies, American Legion 125 Cmdr. Dennis St. Pierre
Opening Prayer, American Legion Chaplain Louis Floriani
Pledge of Allegiance:
Selection: STAR SPANGLED BANNER by Drury Band
Placing of the wreath by William Schrade and Bruce Shepley
Honorable Mayor Richard Alcombright
Recognition of Active Duty Military Personnel and Commanders/Presidents
Selection: ARMED FORCES SALUTE
Keynote Speaker: Anthony Dias, Dept. Vice Cmdr., Dept. of Massachusetts American Legion
Closing Prayer, American Legion Chaplain Louis Floriani
Taps: Ben LaForest and Corey Callander
Thank you to Rick Harrington and the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 125 for the flags given out at today’s ceremony.
(Saturday) 10:40 am - 12:00 pm
American Legion to Veterans Memorial Park