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Veterans gather for group photo

November 6, 2011

Pawtucket's Leo Beland, 89, attended Saturday's photo gathering of area veterans. Leo is a World War II veteran and former POW. (ERNEST A. BROWN photo)

Approximately 50 veterans from the Blackstone Valley gathered on Saturday for a photo session in advance of Friday's Veterans Day holiday.
Here is a roundup of Veteran's Day news and events in the Pawtucket area:

PAWTUCKET -- The city will celebrate Veterans Day on Friday with a memorial ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. All residents are invited to join Mayor Don Grebien and members of the city council at Veterans' Memorial Park, Roosevelt Ave. & Exchange St.
In the event of cold or inclement weathe,r the rites will be conducted inside Gatchell Post. Please call 722-7146 that day for information. Ask for Moe Trottier.
Friday’s ceremony will include music and patriotic speeches from veterans, state and local officials.

PAWTUCKET -- The Korean War Veterans Association Ocean State Chapter One will hold a meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, at the Gatchell Post 306 located at 171 Fountain St.
The organization is planning a Christmas party for Dec. 16 at the Filibuster Club, 23 High Street in Cumberland.
Any Korean War era veterans are invited to attend the meeting. For more information, contact Commander Ted Martins at 401-724-4664 or 401-864-5507.

The Blackstone Valley Military page is seeking photos and news from area military veterans for future publication. There are several ways to get info to us.
1.) Drop news or photos off in the Veterans basket located in the lobby of the The Times with a self-addressed, stamped envelope so that we may return the photo to you.
2.) email your photo to us at:
3.) Please include the information listed below the veterans photos on this page.
Also, leave a contact phone number with your photo. We will try to publish photos as soon as possible but there could be a lag time of one or two weeks from the day we receive your photos.
Please send news of meetings to us at least 10 days ahead of the scheduled meeting date.


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