Provincetown’s Veterans Day program will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Wall next to town hall.
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I. Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, Nov. 11 became a legal federal holiday in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.
In Provincetown, a wreath will be placed on the Memorial Wall to honor all service members. Additionally, a wreath will be cast upon the waters of Provincetown Harbor to honor those who served in the seagoing services at 10 a.m. from MacMillan Pier, according to Jim Keefe, the event organizer.
The program at the Memorial Wall will include introductions from Andy Fingado of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and an opening prayer by the Rev. Robert Nee (retired) of the Archdiocese of Boston. Denise Parks will sing the National Anthem and “Amazing Grace.” Christopher Kennedy will play “Taps.” Thomas Steele of the American Legion will give the ceremonial closing remarks.
Eastham’s annual Veterans Day program will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Eastham United Methodist Church on Route 6. There will be music, words of gratitude, and shared remembrances. All are welcome to join in honoring Eastham’s veterans and their families. For more information, call Audrey Bohannon at 508-255-7363.