By William Tauro

This past Thursday, the City of Somerville hosted two Veterans Day ceremonies to honor those who have served in the military.

The first ceremony was held at the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery on Broadway at North Street during the morning hours. Speaking remarks began at 10 a.m. featuring City Council President Matthew McLaughlin and Somerville Director of Veterans’ Services Ted Louis-Jacques. A wreath-laying ceremony followed.

Members of the public as well as elected officials attended.
The ceremony was also broadcasted livestreamed on the CityTV Facebook page ( and broadcasted after the event on GovTV (RCN channels 13 or 613; Comcast channel 22) and on the City’s YouTube channel (

Later in the day at 2:30 p.m., the Somerville Museum, the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, and others honored 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 was held at this historic site. The event was free and was open to the public.


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