This year’s Veterans Day ceremony in Cazenovia will occur at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at Memorial Park on Albany Street. The theme for the day will be “Focus on the Flag.” Assisting in this year’s event will be Cazenovia veteran Karl Monson, whose letters home from World War II will be read aloud. A folded American flag will then be presented to him while Maddie Filkorn, a senior from The Cazenovia Central School District, will play a violin rendition of Ashokan Farewell.
Prior to the ceremony, from 7 to 11 a.m., all veterans may get a free cup of coffee from Dave’s Diner. After the ceremony, all veterans and their families are invited to the Cazenovia American Legion’s Post Home on Chenango Street for lunch provided by Post 88’s American Legion Auxiliary.
Memorial Day is set aside in May as a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of our country. Veterans Day in November gives an opportunity to thank the living veterans for their military service, and to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.