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Hundreds of Miltary Verterans Will be Saluted and Honored at November 12 Veterans Day Ceremony at Riderwood

November 6, 2012

WHAT: Hundreds of military veterans will be saluted and honored at a Monday, November 12 Veterans Day (10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) ceremony at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD.
While the traditional holiday is November 11, the date when World War I ended, that date falls on a Sunday and would conflict with religious services. Veterans Day, originally called Armistice Day, first celebrated the ending of WWI, which was once considered war to end all wars.
It was decided to change the name to Veterans Day to honor all those who have served in the armed forces of the United States.
PARTICULARS: The Riderwood ceremony on November 12 will start with the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the National Anthem.
-- Highlights of various aspects of military service will be addressed.
-- At 11:00 am, a bell will be rung. A moment of silence will be observed to commemorate the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, when the Armistice was signed and WWI ended.
-- A bugler will play "Taps" in memory of all deceased veterans.
The rest of the ceremony will include the singing of patriotic songs, a benediction, and the singing of "Let There Be Peace on Earth." The Riderwood Veterans Legacy Group is sponsoring this event.
WHEN/WHERE: Monday, November 12, from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Encore Theater at Riderwood, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904.