2005-11-10 / About Town

Veterans Day at East Ferry

The island’s veterans’ groups will hold a Veterans Day ceremony tomorrow — Friday, Nov. 11 — at 11 a.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square.

Veterans Day commemorates the day in 1918, during World War I, on which an armistice was declared that ended the fighting in Europe.

Retired Navy fighter pilot Captain Cliff Largess will give the keynote speech on the significance of Veterans Day.

James McLaughlin will read a letter sent to veterans of WWI by General Pershing.

Col. Bruce Livingston, of the VFW, said that volunteers are needed to put up and take down the more than 80 American flags that fly over the memorial square on the holiday. Anyone who wants to help the veterans is asked to come at 8 a.m. and again at 4 p.m.

Each flag that is raised over the square is donated in memory of a Jamestown veteran and is emblazoned with the veteran’s name, Livingston said.

The ceremony is conducted by members of American Legion Post 22 and VFW Post 9447.

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