Area Events Paying Homage To Our Veterans
Thank you to the many men and woman that have served The United States of America in the Armed Forces. For 98 years, Americans have remembered those who served our country in uniform on November 11th, and all of us here at WGNA, salute you. Here is a list of some area Veterans Day events taking place in the Capital Region on Saturday.
• Observance 9 a.m. at the USS Slater, only World War II destroyer afloat in America, docked south of the Dunn Memorial Bridge, Albany. The ship will be open for guided tours until 4 p.m. Admission: $9, $7 children. 518-431-1943 or http://www.ussslater.org.
• Celebration 10:30 a.m. at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland, 428 Route 146,
Altamont. Flag-raising ceremony led by Colonie VFW Post 8692, assembly of military care packages and performance of patriotic songs. 518-861-5141, Ext. 136.
• Parade 11 a.m., starts at corner of Central Avenue and Ontario Street, Albany, and proceeds down Central Avenue to Washington Avenue. The reviewing stand is on the steps of the Education Building. Co-grand marshals for the parade are Jack Clancy and Jimmy Brown, co-founders of the Tri-County Council of Vietnam Era Veterans. http://www.albanyny.org.