LEEDS – The town has chosen to say thank-you on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, to all its veterans and to recognize those who are serving.

Leeds residents fought in the Revolutionary War, through the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Afghanistan and the Gulf Wars.

Residents will meet at 10 a.m. at the Veteran’s Monument at Leeds Center. The Girl Scouts will raise the flag and the Cub Scouts will lay a wreath. The Revs. Carl Geores and Harold Hilton will speak, and names of veterans living in town and those serving will be read. Gary Marston will sing “Proud to be an American,” accompanied by Rick Jennings. If the weather is unpleasant, the ceremony will begin at the monument and finish at the History Center.

The Historical Society has been working on the building and residents are invited to a tour. The building will be heated, but the bathroom facilities have not been repaired yet.

Coffee, cider and doughnuts have been donated.


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