Cazenovia Post 88 to conduct Veteran’s Day event
By Al Keilen
The Commander of the Cazenovia American Legion Post 88, Jack Mott, and the Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 113, Ron Davies, invite the community to attend a Veteran’s Day gathering at Memorial Park on Albany St., in Cazenovia.
This event will take place on Friday, the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year of the twenty first century at the eleventh hour (11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11).
From 7 to 11 a.m., Bill Tilison, owner of Dave’s Diner at Common Grounds, across from Memorial Park, is offering a free cup of coffee to all Veterans.
After the ceremony, all veterans and their families are invited to the Cazenovia American Legion’s post home on Chenango Street for a luncheon, compliments of the Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 88.
Memorial Day is set aside in May as a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in service to their country. Veterans Day in November gives us an opportunity to thank the living veterans for their military service, and to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated.
The words, “Thank you for your service”, means to a veterans that his or her service to their country has not been forgotten.
What veterans fear the most is that they will be forgotten, that no one cares. This is especially true with returning active duty veterans who now are burdened with psychological and physical wounds. We owe our deepest recognition to them and their families for their sacrifices. Fly your flag on Veteran’s Day.
Al Keilen is publicist for Cazenovia American Legion Post 88.