Each year on November 11 the Town of Reading gathers to honor its veterans. This year, the Town of Reading’s Veterans Day Ceremony will again include a complimentary breakfast being organized by the Reading Public Services Department. Veterans, their families, friends and neighbors are invited to attend the Annual Veterans Day Breakfast to be held on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am at the Reading Pleasant Street Center. Following breakfast we will proceed to the Reading Common for the traditional Veterans Day Services.
The Ceremony begins promptly at 11:00 am with the National Anthem performed by the Reading Memorial High School Small Ensemble. Speakers for the event include Kevin Bohmiller, Veterans Service Officer; Father Stephen Rock of Saint Agnes Parish; John Halsey, Chairman, Board of Selectmen and Senator Jason Lewis. Students from Joshua Eaton School as well as Reading Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts will also participate.
Staff from the Reading Public Services Department, including Elder/Human Services Administrator Jane Burns and Veterans Service Officer Kevin Bohmiller and are coordinating the breakfast.
The Pleasant Street Center is located at 49 Pleasant Street, Reading, MA 01867. Van transportation is available to seniors by calling (781) 942-6794. In case of inclement weather all observances will be held at the Reading Senior Center located at 49 Pleasant Street.