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November 7, 2013

Veterans Day events on North Shore

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.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Peabody: 9 a.m. — Veterans Day Mass at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Paleologos St., followed by a 10 a.m. ceremony. Marine Corps birthday party at noon at the VFW post, 20 Stevens St. “We Are America — United We Stand,” a concert, begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 24 Lowell St.

Monday, Nov. 11

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 the Council on Aging from the National Grand Bank parking lot available from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. The town and the Chaplain Lyman Rollins of VFW Post 2005 will honor Vietnam-era veterans who served in the armed forces between 1964 and 1975. A commemorative award will be given to veterans or their surviving spouses/immediate family. The Marblehead High School choral group will also perform. Breakfast will follow at VFW Post 2005, 321 West Shore Drive. Public welcome.

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.

Ipswich: 10:30 a.m. — Gather at town War Memorial, South Main Street. Observances will commence at 10:40 a.m. at the memorial. At the conclusion of ceremonies, parade will form up and march to the VFW headquarters at the YMCA on County Road. Following ceremonies, refreshments will be served in the VFW hall.

Salem: 11 a.m. — Salem High School auditorium, 77 Willson St. More than 30 veterans will be awarded the Salem Wartime Service Medal in recognition of their wartime service.

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