Today is the national observance of the holiday.
Today is the national observance of Veterans Day, a federal holdiday set aside to honor those men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Wellesley held its Veterans Day ceremony on the official holiday, on Sunday, Nov. 11. Today, government offices and other places will be closed in observance of the holiday. Below is a look at today's schedule for some of the places around around town: See something else that's not open today? Know a tricky traffic area to avoid? Share it in the comments or via Twitter to @Wellesley_Patch.
"In Flanders Field" was read, which is tradition on Veteran's Day, and the sacrifice of those who served throughout history was acknowledged.
Wellesley honored its veterans today with a ceremony at Town Hall that remembered the service and sacrifice of the town’s soldiers from the first world war to those currently in active duty. Director of Veterans Services Stanley W. Spear, who served in the United States Marine Corp, read from an essay by Marine Chaplain Fr. Denis Edward O’Brien entitled “Who Is A Veteran?” “You can not tell who is a veteran just by looking,” he read. “...Some wear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in his or her eyes. Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel buried in a leg, or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul’s ally forged in the refinery of …