What’s Open, Closed On Veterans Day In Belmont

Photo: Veterans saluting the raising of the flag of the country. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans […]

Veterans’ Day Exercise Schedule at Belmont Public Schools

Photo: Belmont veterans. The Belmont Public Schools will be holding its annual Veterans’ Day exercises on Thursday, Nov. 10 with visits by Belmont and area residents who have served their country to town schools.  Thursday’s schedule: 8:45 a.m.: Continental breakfast at Chenery Middle School. 95 Washington St. 9 a.m.: Program at Chenery Middle School 9:45 a.m.: […]

Duty, Honor, Country: Schools Salute Vets in Remembrance Observances

The Chenery Middle School Wind Band played patriotic music, the chorus sang the “National Anthem” and several students made speeches and recited poems to their classmates and the two dozen men – many slowed with age – sitting on chairs on the side of the stage. They were an array of armed forces veterans from Belmont and surrounding […]