Observe Veterans Day Sunday and Monday

East Hampton's annual parade is set for Sunday, while Montauk's flag ceremony is on Monday.

Despite the troubles many on Long Island are facing in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, let's not forget to honor those who served the country. Veterans Day falls on Sunday this year, and the Town of East Hampton is marking the day in several ways.

In East Hampton Village, local veterans will march from London Jewelers to the memorial at the Hook Mill for a short service. Waving a flag and applaud the procession as it goes down Main Street, led by the American Legion Post No. 419 and the local VFW post. It begins at 10 a.m. An 11th hour ceremony will follow at the Legion at 11 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.

If you want to grab a bite earlier, veterans eat free at the Springs Fire Department pancake breakfast on Sunday. For everyone else, a stack is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for children 6 and under.

Veterans Day observances continue on Monday in Montauk. A flag ceremony will be held at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center, at the Suzanne Koch Gosman Flagpole, starting at 10 a.m. Boy and Girl Scout troops will honor the veterans. Lori Hubbard will perform patriotic songs, and refreshments will be served in the Senior nutrition Center Dining Room afterwards. The community is invited to attend.

Please note, for most municipal employees, Monday, Nov. 12, is treated as a holiday. Town Hall and government offices will be closed.

How do you observe Veterans Day? 

Lynne Scanlon November 10, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Hi, Taylor: Here's an idea I plan to steal. Let's bring those framed photos we have on our mantels and walls of our veterans to the EH parade tomorrow! Last year on Veterans Day AND Memorial Day in a small town in New Jersey, I was surprised (and very touched) to see hundreds of people lining the parade route, many holding framed photos of their loved ones who had served in the US Armed Forces. Photos were from WWI, WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War eras as well today. Very moving. I've got my late father's photo to bring, and I think he'd like to go! What do you think? Sunday 10 AM Village of East Hampton.
Taylor K. Vecsey November 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Nice idea, Lynne! Who's in?


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