Activities for Veterans Day scheduled
Opportunities abound to honor area military veterans this weekend and through Monday.
Veterans Day officially is Monday, marking when a truce or armistice was signed, ending World War I in 1918.
A number of special events, breakfasts, ceremonies, museums opening up their doors with displays of memorabilia and uniforms, and showings of film depicting first-hand accounts of trench warfare are planned.
A ceremony at Williamsport Area Middle School for veterans in the school gymnasium 12:45 to 3 p.m.
The school will have activity stations for students to get a “military experience,” and a flag folding ceremony will be done.
A Welcome Home Veterans Parade at 2 p.m. Parade forms at the Park Home parking lot on West Fourth near Campbell Street and rolls east down West Fourth Street, ending at Market Street.
A spaghetti dinner will be held at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection,, 691 Musser Lane, Muncy, 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner honors veterans and they eat for free. Veterans also are invited to bring some sort of memorabilia such as medals, honors, pins, pictures, old uniforms, etc. to show and share with fellow diners.
SONESTOWN – The War Museum holds its annual remembrance with emphasis on World War I and Armistace Day from noon until 5 p.m.
The tribute features films of veterans speaking about the horrors of the trench warfare. War memorabilia and weapons from the period will be on display.
The Clinton County Historical Society and Heisey Museum, 362 E. Water St., Lock Haven, opens its doors from 2 to 4 p.m. with military memorabilia and uniforms on display.
A ceremony and parade at the Montoursville Cemetery on Broad Street is scheduled for 11 a.m.
The Clinton County Veterans’ Affairs and Lock Haven University jointly sponsor a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the university’s Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center, 10 Susquehanna Ave., Lock Haven.
The Salvation Army, 119 E. Church St., Lock Haven, hosts a celebration during its “More Than Bread” program at 11 a.m. Music by Carl & Opal Schlappi, country and gospel singers will be followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m., said Maj. Marie Harris.
Heisey Museum, 362 E. Water St., Lock Haven, open from 2 to 4 p.m.
Mansfield University Veteran’s appreciation luncheon to honor all faculty, students and staff who are either active duty military or veterans at 11:30 a.m. at Manser North Dining Hall. Brigadier Gen. Fran Hendricks speaker.
Veterans Day Service 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Mansfield. Bruce Dart, commander of Mansfield American Legion Post 478 speaker. The Tioga County Honor Guard is to present the colors and a rifle salute, with the Mansfield High School Brass Ensemble performing patriotic songs and Taps.
Veterans Day Service 11 a.m. on The Green at Wellsboro. Tioga County Commissioner Roger Bunn speaker. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4907 and American Legion Post 84, Wellsboro Men’s Chorus and National Guard in attendance.
Veterans Day breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Cowanesque Valley High School, Westfield, followed by Westfield Mayor Dick Vargeson speaking.
Veterans Day breakfast at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, at 9 a.m.
Applebee’s will provide a free meal to military veterans and those in active duty. Over the past five years, the restaurant chain has served about 4 million veterans and active-duty military members on their day of remembrance, said Jeff Warden, president and CEO of The Rose Group.