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NORWICH – Members of The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2782 and the American Legion Post 189 of Norwich will gather to hold the annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony this Saturday.
The VFW invites the public out to enjoy the Vet's Day Parade down East Main Street, followed by the ceremony Norwich City Park, with Paul Marsters as Master of Ceremonies, and Retired US Army Major General Peter Lenon guest speaking. The annual parade honors the military veterans that have fallen and those who are still serving.
The Veterans Day Parade represents the anniversary of Armistice Day, later changed to be known as Veteran's Day. This special day in history takes place on the eleventh day of the eleventh month and is symbolic of the end of World War I.
The VFW, American Legion and Norwich High School Band will all take part in the parade and ceremony. Lunch will follow at the VFW located at 61 E Main St in Norwich.