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A Memorial day ceremony will be held at the Norwich Town Monuments. Save the date
To be held on Sunday, May 29 at 12:00 Noon
This photo is from last years Veterans Day event
Good evening Norwich,
I have a couple of pertinent announcements for you and thought I would combine them in this story as they are related somewhat. First,
There will not be a Memorial Day parade this year.
In lieu of a parade the American Legion will be holding a Memorial day ceremony at the Norwich Town Hall monuments site. The ceremony will begin at 12:00 noon and will be followed by refreshments on the Green. As of this writing, there will be a band performing on the Gazebo so that those attending can enjoy some music along with the refreshments. On behalf of the American Legion Post # 8, I invite all who wish to attend to meet at the monument site at 12:00 noon. I hope to see you there.
The second announcement is:
In order for your name to be considered and included on the monuments this year at our annual Veterans day dedication ceremony, you must complete an application and return it no later than June 1, 2022.
Recently The American legion issued a press release and it was advertised on my blog and also on the List serve several times asking those that might meet the application requirements to send us an application.
Here is the press release again in case you missed it:
American Legion Post #8 PRESS RELEASE April 22, 2022
Those who meet the following criteria and submit a completed application may be eligible to have their names inscribed on the Town of Norwich Honor Roll Monument during a future Veterans Day (November 11th) Ceremony at Norwich’s Tracy Hall.
Currently serving on Active Duty or Inactive Duty in any component of the U.S. military [National Guard (Army or Air) or Military Reserve (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corp or Coast Guard)] or
Entered U.S. military service from Norwich, returned to Norwich following military service or retired from military service while a Norwich resident or
Relocated to Norwich after completing uniformed service and been an upstanding resident of the Town of Norwich for twenty or more consecutive years
Received an honorable discharge from any of the following components of the military: the US Army, US Army Reserve (USAR), Army National Guard (ARNG); US Navy, US Naval Reserve (USNR); US Marine Corps, USMC Reserve (USMCR); US Air Force, USAF Reserve (USAFR), Air National Guard (ANG); US Coast Guard; USCG Reserve (USCGR) and the US Space Force.
Willing and able to provide, for Post #8 records, a copy of the DD-214 -- Department of Defense Discharge Document [with the Service Number (SN) redacted if it is the same as the applicant’s Social Security Number]
Willing to certify, to best of his/her knowledge, that the name of the applicant is not listed on any other veterans’/military monument in another town or state and that the information provided on the Application is complete and accurate
If you are a Norwich resident with uniformed military service and believe you meet the above criteria (or if you know of a family member, friend or acquaintance from Norwich who might qualify), Post #8 urges you to contact us to receive an application.
Norwich Veterans’ Monuments Committee
c/o Demo Sofronas
PO Box 405
Norwich, VT 05055-0405
Legionnaire Demo Sofronas is the Veterans Monuments Committee’s Point of Contact to respond to questions (or to request a NORWICH VETERANS’ MONUMENTS NAME APPLICATION (2022). Demo can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. and/or by telephone (c): 802-829-9133 (please leave a voicemail message).
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