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November 10, 2012

North Shore Veterans Day events

North Shore residents will observe Veterans Day with parades, speeches, dedications and food. The following local communities will salute those who served in America’s armed forces.


Hamilton: 10 a.m. — Rededication Ceremony to honor Gen. George S. Patton’s Heroes at Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St. Patton’s first fields were named for fallen heroes, and the tradition has continued with the opening of each new field. New bronze markers have been erected in the fields, and a large descriptive panel will be unveiled near the farm stand, which tells the story of each honored veteran. All veterans encouraged to attend.

Boxford: 1 p.m. — Honoring Our Veterans: “Restrepo” Film Viewing at the Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Screening of feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Free.

Marblehead: 7 to 8:45 p.m. — “Price of Liberty” Concert at Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St. The Sharon Concert Band, featuring 60 musicians playing music that honors all wars, theaters of battle and veterans. Free.


Hamilton: 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast at American Legion Post 194, 37 School St. At 10:30 a.m., gather at Town Hall for a silent march to Hamilton Cemetery for ceremonies.

Marblehead: 10 a.m. — Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St., observances begin at 10 a.m. Shuttle service provided by Council on Aging from National Grand Bank parking lot from 9 to 9:45 a.m. The town and Chaplain Lyman Rollins VFW Post 2005 will honor Korean War-era veterans who served in the armed forces between June 1950 and January 1955. A commemorative award will be given to veterans or their surviving spouses/immediate family.

Wenham: 10:15 a.m. — Assemble at Cheeseman Field in Pingree Park on Main Street (Route 1A) for a wreath-laying ceremony. Reassemble at 10:40 a.m. at Hull Street and Grapevine Road and march to the Grapevine Road overpass of Route 128 for ceremonies.

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