Area ceremonies will honor veterans
TRI-COUNTY AREA--Several community ceremonies are being planned in the days leading up to and including Veterans DayWednesday, Nov. 11.
In Yates County, Penn Yan Academy will be holding their annual Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 10. The ceremony begins at 8 a.m. in the Penn Yan Academy auditorium. There will be no school Wednesday, Nov. 11 in observance of the holiday.
Dundee Central School will host Veterans Day programs to honor those who served in the military. The concerts will include patriotic and American music, marches and special songs to honor veterans.
The junior high band and chorus and senior high band and choruses are Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 8:45 a.m., while the elementary bands and choruses will perform at 1:15 p.m. The evening concert later that night will feature the junior and senior high music groups at 6:30 p.m.The public is invited to attend the free performances held in the auditorium.
The students and staff of St. Michael School will hold a 9 a.m. ceremony at the flagpole on the school lawn Tuesday, Nov. 10. The school is hoping to get Judge Patrick Falvey to speak at the event.
Wednesday, there will be a ceremony held at the Penn Yan American Legion Post located at 2001 Himrod Road. The event will begin at11 a.m. and will have a light lunch to follow.
Keuka College will also mark Veterans Day Wednesday, Nov. 11 with a 4:15 p.m. ceremony in Norton Chapel. Local veterans, their families, and friends are invited to join the college community in the ceremony honoring veterans who have served our country.
The ceremony will include patriotic music, guest speakers and special recognition of all veterans in attendance. Those veterans who cannot attend will also be honored by students, faculty, and staff if their name is in the program. The ceremony will conclude in front of the chapel with a gun salute and the playing of Taps by members of the Penn Yan V.F.W. Color Guard.
Community members interested in honoring a veteran during the college's ceremony, or who need more information, can contact Laurie Adams, assistant director of alumni and family relations, at 315-279-5653. The deadline for including a veteran's name in the program was Monday, Nov. 2.
The Wayne history group will also be having a service Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at the McDowell Cemetery.
In Schuyler County, the annual ceremony on the courthouse lawn will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. Joan Scott, director of the Schuyler County Veterans Service Agency, said there will also be visits made to the Falls Home at 1 p.m. and the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility at 2 p.m. to honor the veterans who reside at each location. Prior to the holiday, The Brick Tavern Museum in Montour Falls will also host an event called "Veterans' Voices from America's Past -- Letters from War" at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.
There will also be a veterans reconnection brunch Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Horseheads American Legion. Bob Lonsberry will be the guest speaker at the event.