The Dundalk NJROTC Color Guard presented the colors at Norwood Elementary School for Veterans Day in 2017.

There is a misconception about Memorial Day and Veterans Day. It is important to remember that Memorial Day is about honoring deceased veterans.

Veterans Day is about honoring living veterans. This is why various restaurants give free or discounted meals to Veterans on or around Veterans Day. There should not be any wreath laying ceremonies on Veterans Day. The misconception is because the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia was dedicated on Nov. 11, 1921.

Veterans Day was Originally called Armistice Day. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the hostilities ended during World War I. The name was changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954.


Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Veterans Park, Shipping Place, Dundalk. 12 p.m. Dundalk American Legion Post 38, 3300 Dundalk Avenue, Dundalk. 1 p.m. Dundalk American Legion Post 38 Honor Guard, Dundalk Texas Roadhouse, 1736 Merritt Boulevard, Dundalk (indoors).

Nov. 13, 8:30 a.m. Norwood Elementary School Veterans Day Parade,1700 Delvale Avenue, Dundalk. Meet in library for instructions.


Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m. Saint Clare Roman Catholic Church, 714 Myrth Avenue, Essex. Veterans Mass.

Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Essex American Legion Post 148, 20 South Marlyn Avenue, Essex. Guest Speaker.

Nov. 12, 9:3 0a.m. Essex-Holly Neck Memorial VFW Post 2621, Eastern Tech High School, 1100 Mace Avenue, Essex. Annual visit to Military History Class to discuss Wartime Experiences.

Nov. 12, 5 p.m. Essex-Holly Neck Memorial VFW Post 2621, 206 Riverside Road, Essex. Guest Speaker.

TBA Catholic War Veterans Visit to Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School, 1704 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex.

Middle River

Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Gunpowder VFW Post 10067, 6309 Ebenezer Road, Middle River.

Nov. 11, 11a.m. Holly Hill Memorial Gardens 10201 Bird River Road, Middle River. Prayer Service at the Lamky, Luther, Whitehead Veterans Memorial.


Nov. 10, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Veterans Reunion Benefit, Rosedale American Legion Post 180, 1331 Seling Avenue. Rosedale.

Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Veterans Day Ceremony (tentative) Rosedale American Legion Post 180, 1331 Seling Avenue. Rosedale.


Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Charles Evering VFW Post 6506, 8777 Philadelphia Road, Rossville (Big Hall).

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