Veterans' Day

Ceremony
Leader / Speaker / Performer
Welcome Mark Manin, Commander American Legion Post 11
Master of Ceremonies William T. McGroarty, Director - Brookline office of Veterans' Services
Invocation Father Brian Clary
Pledge of Allegiance John Tynan, Commander Veterans of Foreign Wars, Stephen F. Rutledge Post
Introduction of Soloist William T. McGroarty, Director - Brookline office of Veterans' Services
"National Anthem" Kristin DeFosse
Introduction of Dignitaries William T. McGroarty, Director - Brookline office of Veterans’ Services
Greetings from the Town TBD-Board of Selectmen
Proclamation November 11th Proclamation
Representative Frank Israel Smizik,
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Police Officer and Returning War Veteran Presents Flag to Chief Daniel O'leary, Brookline Police Department Officer Duane Danforth
Patriotic Song Kristin DeFosse
Introduction of Guest Speaker William T. McGroarty, Director - Brookline office of Veterans’ Services
Guest Speaker Officer Russell O'Neill
"America the Beautiful" Kristin DeFosse
Placing of the Wreath
of Thanks and Salute
Jack McCarthy, Member-Veterans of Foreign Wars, Stephen F. Rutledge Post Herb Taymor, Finance Officer-American Legion
Post 11, Member-VFW Post 864
Moment of Silence in
Honor of Departed Members
Mark Manin, Commander-American Legion
Post 11 John Tynan, Commander-Veterans of Foreign Wars, Stephen F. Rutledge Post
Honor Guard Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Brookline Police Department, Brookline Fire Department
Benediction Father Brian Clary, St. Mary's Church
"God Bless America” Kristin DeFosse
A collation at the American Legion / VFW Veterans Post immediately follows the Veterans Day ceremony - all participants are invited.