Veterans Day Ceremony in Silver Spring Township
The Veterans Memorial in Silver Spring will hold its seventh annual Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, November 11, starting at 11:00 AM in Willow Mill Park. The public is invited to remember those who served our country, tour this unique memorial after the ceremony, and participate in a community blood drive from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the nearby township building.
The ceremony will last about 45 minutes and honor all veterans and currently serving military members, and will include two brief inspirational speeches by local student winners on the theme of “How Does the Veteran Inspire Selfless Service?” We will also pay homage to veterans by dedicating inscribed bricks and plaques. A guided tour will be given of the memorial to explain the 20 by 50 foot memorial’s remarkable history and symbolism after the ceremony. The memorial’s five walls dedicated to each military service, 21 campaign and mission markers, and numerous dedications compose a unique and interesting story--well worth learning. Tours will last about 30 minutes, and will be conducted immediately following the ceremony.
In addition to the ceremony and tours, a concurrent Pennsylvania Blood Bank blood drive to honor the sacrifice veterans made for our country will be hosted by the Ahmadiyya Community, at the nearby township building at 8 Flowers Road, Mechanicsburg PA, 17050, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Hot food and drinks will be provided to all. This is part of the mission of the Veterans Memorial to support volunteerism and community service.
Seating is limited so please bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at a nearby covered pavilion in Willow Mill Park.