The Gardner Veteran's Council has voted to hold the Veteran's Day Exercises indoor at the Gardner High School Auditorium due to the usually inclement weather this time of year.
The assembly time is 10 a.m. at the high school. The veterans will march from the outer hall into the mail hall. The exercises will begin promptly at 11 a.m. with the sounding of eleven gongs of the bell, signifying the eleventh hour, the eleventh day, and the eleventh month, when the Armistice was signed, at the end of WWI. This is the 100th anniversary of that historical event.
POSTING OF THE COLORS: Officer of the Day, Edward S. Yablonski, Polish american Veterans Firing Squad, VFW, Post 905
ELEVEN GONGS OF THE BELL: Dan Kelley, Post 129 American Legion
MC: Donald Progen, VFW Post 905, Veterans Council President
INVOCATION: Rev. David Cote
WELCOME: Mayor Mark Hawke & State Representative John Zlotnik
SELECTION: Gardner High School Band, director Douglas Lepisto
MAIN SPEAKER: Sean Malloy, Lt. Col. U.S. Army, Retired
VOCALIST: Tara Morgan
PLACING OF THE POPPIES -FIRING SQUAD - TAPS - NATIONAL ANTHEM
BENEDICTION: Rev. David Cote
CONCLUSION: MC Donald Progen, VFW Post 905, Veterans Council President
RETIRE THE COLORS: Officer of the Day, Edward S. Yablonski, VFW Post 905