A Veterans Day Ceremony and open house, hosted by Windham Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10643, will be held at the Windham Veterans Center on Sunday, November 11 at 11 a.m., announced VFW Commander Willie Goodman.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony and refreshments will be provided. Mr. Lee Humiston, founder, director and curator of the Maine Military Museum, will be the keynote speaker and patriotic songs will be performed by the Windham Chamber Singers.
Boy Scout Troop 805 will be in attendance and will assist with the ceremonies. The Winners of this year’s VFW sponsored essay competitions will be introduced, and the winners will read their essays. The theme for this year’s Patriot’s Pen, grades 6-8, is “Why I Honor the American Flag” and the Voice of Democracy theme, grades 9-12, is “Why My Vote Matters.”
Following the program, the VFW will have a wreath laying on the Vietnam Memorial in their Memorial Garden. The Windham Veterans Center is located at 35 Veterans Memorial Drive. Turn right just before Friendly’s Restaurant and follow Memorial Drive to the end.