Veterans Day services scheduled for Tri-Lakes region

Jordanna Mallach, commander of American Legion Post 326 in Lake Placid, folds a flag that had flown since Memorial Day in honor of Gordon Wilson before raising a flag in honor of Victor Roy Sr. at the post’s Veterans Day ceremony in 2017. (Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

LAKE PLACID — Veterans Day services are planned for this community and the town of Keene on Sunday and Monday.

American Legion Post 326 will not hold a parade this year because Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, according to post Commander Stuart Spotts, who said Tuesday that legion members are trying to respect residents’ right to practice their religion. The traditional parade route is along Main Street. Both the St. Eustace Episcopal Church and the Adirondack Community Church are accessed by Main Street.

Flag ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. at AMC-Lake Placid with a flag lowering for Bruce Hare and flag raising for Jack Vitvitsky; 9:50 a.m. at Elderwood at Uihlein with a flag lowering for Eugene Peryea and flag raising for Carlton “Bud” Abbott; 10:10 a.m. at the Adirondack Community Church with a flag lowering for William O’Meyer and flag raising for Oren Preston; and 11 a.m. at Post 326 headquarters on Main Street with a flag lowering for Robert Reiss, Peter Roland and Gary F. Daby anda flag raising for Don Edgley, Larry Thayer and Paul Bickford. A light luncheon will follow the ceremonies at the legion. The public is invited.

In Keene, the annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at the Veterans Memorial Site on Cemetery Lane in Keene. In a brief ceremony, American Legion Marcy Post 1312 will honor all who have served our country and remember Nov. 11, 1918 when hostilities ceased in World War I. In addition to the solemn remembrance, there will “Echo Taps,” a rifle salute and song of the era.

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