BRISTOL — Monday, November 11 is Veterans Day. Bristol will hold its commemorative ceremony at 10 a.m. in the traditional spot on Bristol Central Square in front of the mortar.
This year the VFW will deliver a welcoming to all those in attendance, the public and any and all veterans who wish to join the VFW in the program or in the audience. There will be an invocation followed by the pledge of allegiance to the American flag. The Commander's Veterans Day remarks which explains the purpose of this day is set aside in celebration of the veterans who are living. Veterans Day is different from Memorial Day which is a solemn observance of those veterans who have passed away and who were lost in battle.
Next will be the benediction followed by a firing detail by the VFW. The playing of Taps will conclude the ceremony.
The Veterans of Foreign War will then travel to Hebron where they will assist the Hebron Historical Society in their Veterans Day commemorative ceremony at 10:45 a.m. on the common by the gazebo.