Riding in memory

In late summer rain, a member of the Patriot Guard Riders leads a funeral procession to a final resting place at Saratoga National Veterans Cemetery. The site is among localities that will honor the 100th anniversary of what was Armistice Day, later changed to Veterans Day.

Veterans Day, once called Armistice Day, falls on Sunday.

This year’s holiday to honor veterans will mark the centennial of the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918, which is when the armistice was signed.

Many local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, and other organizations, will honor veterans over the next week.

All weekend

Lake George

The Fort William Henry Museum will extend its season through Sunday, Veterans Day.

The fort is hosting its annual Field of Flags, which was set up on Nov. 3. The Field of Flags is at the lawn just west of the fort. It will honor veterans and active-duty military personnel. A musket salute will take place on Sunday at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be served.

The fort will be open Friday to Sunday with cannon firings at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day.


Glens Falls

The World Awareness Children’s Museum will host a Veterans Day celebration. There will be a reading of the poem “In Flanders Field,” and participants will be able to make traditional red poppy craft.

The museum is located at 89 Warren St. The event runs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. It’s $5 for everyone 3 years of age and older.

Also Monday, there will be a free luncheon at the Quarry House Retreat at 138 Upper Platt St. from noon to 3 p.m.

The luncheon will have traditional finger foods and refreshments with the aspiration of creating a weekly meet-up spot at the retreat for veterans.

Tammie Ringer is setting up the event and added that there will be aroma-touch hand massages.


There will be a veterans memorial service at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park.



Salem Community Fellowship will host a veterans dinner at 6 p.m.

It will include a harvest ham and dessert. The guest speaker will be Petty Officer 2nd Class Ray Bartholomew.

It is free of charge. The fellowship is located at 224 Main St.



The SUNY Adirondack Symphonic Band will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at the SUNY Adirondack Theatre on the Queensbury campus.

The event will also honor U.S. Sen. John McCain, who died on Aug. 25.

In addition to the musical selections, SUNY Adirondack English Professor Kathleen McCoy will read poetry.

The symphonic band is comprised of students and community members, including music educators from the region.

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Andrew David Kuczkowski is the education reporter. Andrew can be reached at 518-742-3354. Follow Andrew on Twitter: @ByKuczkowski.



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