Town Administrator Mel Klecker and Brookline Veterans’ Services Director William T. McGroarty wish to invite community members to the Town of Brookline’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 11, 2021, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
The event will take place on the World War Monument, located at the Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445.
- Representatives of the American Legion;
- Representatives of Veterans of Foreign Wars;
- Representatives of Brookline Veterans’ Services;
- Bernard Greene, Brookline Select Board Member;
- State Rep. Tommy Vitolo;
- Members of the Brookline Police and Fire Departments.
Community members are invited to attend the Town of Brookline’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony, and join various town officials, veterans, veterans groups and the general public in honoring local veterans for their service.
The annual event is organized by Brookline Veterans’ Services, and Director McGroarty will preside over the ceremony. The event will feature a speech from Neil Gordon, a U.S. Navy Vietnam War Veteran and VFW Post 864 member. Select Board Member Greene will give remarks on behalf of the Board. Rep. Vitolo will deliver a proclamation from the House of Representatives.
Additionally, the ceremony will include a placing of a wreath of thanks and salute, a moment of silence, and a presentation of the Arthur Hurley Memorial Award and the Veterans Service Award.
Due to CoViD-19 concerns, the Veterans Day collation, which is typically held after the ceremony, has been canceled.
On the day of the event, Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) will broadcast the ceremony hourly starting at 06:00 p.m and ending at 10:00 p.m on Comcast channel 23, as well as RCN channels 15 and 613 in HD.