American Legion Post 209 holding Veterans Day ceremony

Published on Thursday, 4 November 2021 15:38
Written by Dean Wright


BRISTOL – American Legion Post 209 will be holding a Veterans Day ceremony in Quinlan Park at 11 a.m. and it’s open to the public.

There will also a second ceremony at 2 p.m. being done for the residents at Ingraham Manor. A flag folding ceremony will be held as well as the playing of Taps, said Post 209 Commander Brian Avery.

Avery said that a few politicians are going to serve as speakers as well.

“It’s important to have these events to teach the younger generations about the sacrifices that the men and women have made to make this the greatest country around and to make them understand that the price of freedom has a steep price,” said the commander. “A lot of veterans are coming home with post-traumatic stress disorder and it affects them for life. Suicide and domestic violence is also a problem with a lot of combat veterans coming home.”

Avery emphasized that Veterans Day was a day to remember and say thanks to those who had served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

“People should remember veterans not just on Veterans Day or Memorial Day,” said Avery. “They should be held in high esteem every day of the year.”

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Thursday, 4 November 2021 15:38. Updated: Thursday, 4 November 2021 15:41.