Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day Observance

Veterans Day will be observed today starting with a parade from the Plainfield Police Station at 9:30 a.m.

The schedule calls for a wreath laying at the flag pole monument at 10:15 a.m., with the national anthem played by the Plainfield High School Marching Band. At 10:55 a.m.there will be a ceremony at the Veterans Monument on the grounds of City Hall.

City church bells will toll for two minutes at 11 a.m. Veterans' groups will lay a wreath at the monument, followed by a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps by Bugler Larry Schillings.Chaplain Craig Smith will give the invocation and Union County Police Sgt. Trevor Clarke will play the bagpipes.Plainfield Firefighter Rudi Davis will toll the bell once for every war and major conflict.

The program will also include awards and recognitions, speakers, announcement of essay contest winners, closing remarks and a closing prayer.

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