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November 11, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
North Common
Amherst, MA 01002
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Veterans Day Ceremony

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Remarks from a Massachusetts Vietnam veteran and a documentary chronicling the stories of 7 local veterans will keynote this year’s Veterans Day. Preston H. Hood, III, who served in Vietnam in 1970 with Navy SEAL Team 2, will speak at this year’s Veterans Day ceremony in Amherst. He is the author of two books of poetry and is widely published in numerous journals and anthologies. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on the North Common in front of Town Hall and will feature a flag presentation with veterans from Amherst Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts. Steven J. Connor, the director of Central Hampshire Veterans’ Services, will provide an update on veteran programs and events in Amherst and the Pioneer Valley. A reception will immediately follow and then a 30-minute documentary featuring Hood and several area veterans will be shown at Amherst Cinema at 12:30 p.m. The ceremony, reception and documentary are free and open to the public.