Somerville Veterans Day Ceremonies, November 11

The City of Somerville is hosting two Veterans Day ceremonies on Thursday, November 11, to honor those who have served in the military.

Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery ― 10 a.m.

The first event will take place at Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery on Broadway at North Street. Speaking remarks will begin at 10 a.m. featuring City Council President Matthew McLaughlin and Somerville Director of Veterans’ Services Ted Louis-Jacques. A wreath-laying ceremony will follow. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The ceremony will also be livestreamed on the CityTV Facebook page (facebook.com/SomervilleCityTV) and broadcast after the event on GovTV (RCN channels 13 or 613; Comcast channel 22) and on the City’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/SomervilleCityTV).

For more information, email veterans@somervillema.gov.

Milk Row Cemetery ― 2:30 p.m.

Later in the day, the Somerville Museum, the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, and others will commemorate the Somerville veterans buried at or commemorated by the 1863 Civil War Monument in Milk Row Cemetery (439 Somerville Avenue, next to Market Basket). A brief ceremony, accompanied by a bugler, will be held at this historic site at 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and the site is ADA accessible. For more information, contact Brandon at bwilson@somervillema.gov or (617) 776-3938.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s Director of Human Services, Nancy Bacci, at 617-625-6600 x2250 or NBacci@somervillema.gov.

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