FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Jane Burns, 781-942-6658 Kevin Bohmiller, 781-942-6652
November 6, 2017
(READING, MA) – Each year on November 11 the Town of Reading gathers to honor its veterans. This year the Town of Reading’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony will again include a complimentary breakfast being organized by the Reading Public Services Department. Veterans, their families, friends and neighbors are invited to attend the Annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast to be held on Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am at the Masonic Lodge Hall at 110 Haven Street. Parking is available in the old Post Office parking lot. Please enter the parking lot from Sanborn Street. Entrance to the breakfast is on Linden Street. Following breakfast we will proceed to the Reading Common for the traditional Veterans Day Services.
The Ceremony begins promptly at 11:00 am with the National Anthem performed by the Reading Memorial High School Small Ensemble. Speakers for the event include Kevin Bohmiller, Veterans’ Services Officer, Father Stephen Rock, Saint Agnes Parish, John Arena, Chairman, Board of Selectmen and participation students from Joshua Eaton School as well as Reading Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Our honored guest is one of last surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Col. Enoch "Woody" Woodhouse.
Staff from the Reading Public Services Department, including Elder /Human Services Administrator Jane Burns and Veterans Service Officer Kevin Bohmiller and are coordinating the breakfast.
The Masonic Lodge is located at 110 Haven Street, Reading, MA 01867. In case of inclement weather all observances will be held at the Masonic Lodge.