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Dexter, Chelsea Plan Veterans Day Services for Community

A Veterans Day service will be held in Chelsea and Dexter on Nov. 11.

Veterans of the U.S. military, and those currently serving in the Armed Forces, will be guests again this year at a special service at St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in Dexter.

The service will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 11. All veterans and service personnel in the community, and their families, are invited to this event.

Girl Scouts from Troop 40513 will lead the program as color guard for the American and Christian flags. Veterans will be recognized as they stand at the presentation of the flags of each of the military branches. The anthem of each branch will be played as veterans are honored. A special presentation of the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action flag will also take place.

Patriotic hymns, such as the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and others will be sung by the choir and the congregation and a message for the service will be presented by Rev. Larry VanSlambrook. 

At the close of the ceremony, taps will be played to honor veterans who have died in the past year.

A reception will follow in the church's fellowship hall. The public is invited to attend this event.

City of Chelsea Honors Veterans

The City of Chelsea will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at Veterans Park.

The ceremony will kick-off with a concert performance of "She’s a Grand Old Flag" by students from South Meadows Elementary School. The music will be followed by remarks from James Alford, a local resident and Vietnam War veteran.

Following the tribute, participants can enjoy refreshments and a reception for the screening of a Korean War documentary, which is a collection of perspectives of the war as told by members of the Chelsea community. The screening takes place at 2 p.m. at the Village Conference Center across from the Chelsea Comfort Inn.

The documentary is part of the Chelsea District Library’s Stories of Chelsea series.

For more information, visit www.chelsea.lib.mi.us.

Thomas Paup November 09, 2012 at 04:10 PM
If you are a Veteran don’t forget to take advantage of the various generous offers from many restaurants and retailers on Veterans Day. Check out this website to find out where you can get discounts and free meals on Sunday after the service. http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/
Daniel Lai November 09, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Thanks, Tom!

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