City of Cambridge Veterans’ Appreciation Week Nov. 11-15, 2019


Veterans’ Day Observance Event Nov. 11, 2019

Cambridge, MA, November 4, 2019 – The City of Cambridge will kick off its third annual Veterans’ Appreciation Week Nov. 11-15, 2019 with the annual Veterans’ Day Observance event. The Cambridge Department of Veterans’ Services and Cambridge Veterans’ Organization (CVO) will hold their annual Veterans’ Day Observance on Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Veterans’ World War I Monument, next to the main gate of Cambridge Cemetery, 76 Coolidge Avenue.

Veterans, Police and Fire Department Color Guards will muster at the World War I monument. For the observance, CVO President, Phillip Anderson, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. A CRLS drama student will read the Governor’s Proclamation and a music student will sing the National Anthem and lead the audience in singing God Bless America. In honor of all Cambridge veterans who have served our nation, a memorial wreath will be placed at the Veterans’ WWI monument. The ceremony will include a bagpipe rendition of Amazing Grace, followed by a “Rifle Salute” from the CVO’s Firing Detail, and the playing of Taps. Afterward, a luncheon will be held from 12-1 p.m. at American Legion Marsh Post #442, 5 Greenough Blvd., Cambridge. This event is open to the public.

Activities on select days of Veterans’ Appreciation Week will include acupuncture, guided meditation, fitness and nutrition tips, restorative therapy, art workshops, social gatherings, food and refreshments.

Veterans Appreciation Week Nov. 12-15, 2019

Tuesday, Nov. 12 (1-5 p.m.) Acupuncture, Guided Meditation, and Pop-up Painting
Veterans Life & Recreation Center (VLRC), 51 Inman St., 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA.
Members from Community Acupuncture will be on-hand to apply acupuncture. Meditation guides from Meditation as Medicine will join us again this year to provide guided meditation sessions for veterans. This group has veterans on staff who are qualified to assist individuals with PTS challenges through the meditation process. Have fun making your own painting with guest instructor, Kristopher Cere, from Pop Up Paint Studios.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 (1-5 p.m.) Women’s Veteran Appreciation Day and Art Demonstration
Veterans Life & Recreation Center (VLRC), 51 Inman St., 2nd Floor, Cambridge.
Please join us in celebrating all Women Veterans. We will have a social gathering with refreshments. All are welcome! Kenneth Headley, Cambridge Veteran and local artist, will offer a demonstration of his wood burning and painting technique.

Thursday Nov. 14 (1-4 p.m.) Art Demonstration
Veterans Life & Recreation Center (VLRC), 51 Inman St., 2nd Floor, Cambridge.
Kenneth Headley, Cambridge Veteran and local artist, will be back for another day to demonstrate his wood burning and painting technique.

Friday Nov. 15 (9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Buffet, Nutrition, Fitness, and Acupuncture
Veterans Life & Recreation Center (VLRC), 51 Inman St., 2nd Floor, Cambridge.
Enjoy a buffet of locally supplied food as we close out the week’s events. Fitness and nutrition specialists from Always Strong Fitness will be available for a free consultation. Acupuncturist will be back for another day of treatments.

For more information, contact the City’s Department of Veterans’ Services at 617-349-4760 or veterans@cambridgema.gov.

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