Provincetown marked Veterans Day this year with a solemn gathering on MacMillan Pier, with Jim Keefe serving as master of ceremonies. It was the 103rd anniversary of the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany in 1918, a first step toward ending World War I. The commemoration of that event also honors veterans and members of the military who have served since then.
An honor guard of members of the U.S. Coast Guard Station and the Provincetown Police Dept. marches out on the pier.
Provincetown’s Morris Light Post 71 American Legion Commander Thomas Steele addresses veterans and friends, with town officials in the background.
From left, Navy Fireman Ryan Sleeper (USCG), Boatswain’s Mate Ryan Guerra (USCG), Machinery Technician Lillyan Tenney, Lt. Greg Hennick of the Provincetown Police Dept., and Seaman Jared Tromba (USCG).
John Tinkham throws a wreath into the water as a tribute to those in the seagoing services. Tinkham is jr. vice commander of American Legion Post 71.
The Rev. Edgar Miranda of the Provincetown United Methodist Church offers a prayer.
Bugler Michael Coelho Sr., a member of the American Legion, played taps.
Lt. Greg Hennick of the Provincetown Police Dept.