Monday, November 12, 2012
As the country observes Veterans Day today, let's share stories and thoughts about the veterans in our lives.
Veterans Day, which marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, honors all veterans, alive and dead. Maybe you have today off from work. Maybe you don't. Either way, we encourage you to take a few moments to help us honor local veterans. Milford Patch, as a meeting place for community information and conversation, has a blogging platform that we'd love to see filled today and this week with stories about or tributes to the veteran(s) in your lives. To share a story about a veteran in our local voices section, click here. Or, add a comment to the end of this article. I used our blogging platform last month to pay tribute to my 89-year-old grandfather, Armand Descoteau: a World War II veteran who recently received France's highest …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Monday is Veterans Day. Milford will hold its annual parade, and then a ceremony will take place in Prospect Heights to honor veterans.
The town will celebrate Veterans Day with two events on Monday. The annual parade will kick off on East Main Street at 10 a.m., and head down Main Street to the Doughboy Monument, for a short ceremony, before ending at Draper Memorial Park. In Prospect Heights, the Prospect Heights Mayors are hosting the unveiling of new names added to the veterans monument in its interior park. The names will now include veterans of Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War. That event is expected to begin about 11:30 a.m., or as soon as the Veterans Day parade is finished.
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round, as well as on Veterans Day. Know of a deal missing? Add it in the comments.
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Veterans Day is this Sunday, Nov. 11, though it is observed as a federal holiday on Monday, Nov. 12. Here's a guide to specials in the area. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts turned out in force on Veterans Day, marching to honor vets.
Lat Friday was Veterans Day, and Milford's civic organizations turned out to honor those who have served our country with a parade. The town's youngest citizens were no exception, with colorful Scout troops marching down Main Street bearing American flags. The Scouts also participated in a ceremony at Calzone Park Stephanie Haley, mother to three Girl Scouts, a Daisy, a Brownie and a Junior, added that the girls "thanked every veteran they passed along the parade route with a Girl Scout salute and a smile."