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Veterans Day 2012: Rockland Salutes Those Who Served

Ceremonies, free concert pay tribute to local veterans.

Rockland County marks Veterans Day 2012 today with services to honor those who served the nation, as well as a free concert to celebrate Veterans Day.

- Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #333
Veterans Day Services 10:00 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg.
Ceremony will be at the site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

- Rockland County Veterans Coordinating Council Veteran of the Year and Veterans Day Services, Rockland County Court House, at 12:00 Noon
Main Street and New Hempstead Road, New City.

- Veterans Day Ceremony at Shanks Memorial, Lester Drive in Orangeburg, at 10:00 a.m.

- Jewish War Veterans – Veterans Day Event
Big Band Concert - 1:45 p.m. at Ramapo High School.

Ramapo town Supervisor Christopher P. St. Lawrence said there will be no admission fee for the Veterans Day show that is sponsored by the Town of Ramapo and The Jewish War Veterans.

“Given the hardship that local residents have experienced during the past few weeks, we thought that it would be appropriate to waive the admission fee,” said St. Lawrence. 

Event entry will not require a ticket. The concert is set for Sunday, Nov. 11, at Ramapo High School, 400 Viola Road, Spring Valley, with doors opening at 1:45 p.m. The concert features Joe Battaglia and the New York Big Band.  Battaglia has performed throughout the world with such notable artists as Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey and Tony Bennett. 

Rose Marie Raccioppi November 11, 2012 at 03:05 PM
In Honor of Our Veterans To honor those who lived a cause This moment, this day, and so a pause Hearts and souls in valor known Right intention and devotion shown Battlefields of victory and plight Through all beheld freedom's light Answered they did to liberty's plea That freedom be held for a you, a me Sons and daughters, husbands and wives Children of purpose have given their lives The breath of freedom an endowment divine Bequeathed to life yours, life mine With valor and sacrifice life they gave And embraced the call yet to be brave In memorial and reverence gather we For held be the right that we live free Memory of each life gone never to fade Live we life's blessings for sacrifice made. In loving gratitude to all who served and serve in faith ever new. ...lest we forget.. Rose Marie Raccioppi Poet Laureate Orangetown, New York

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