Monday, November 19, 2012
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1105 will provide a meal for veterans on Dec. 2.
Veterans can enjoy a holiday meal from the Watertown Veterans of Foreign Wars on Sunday, Dec. 2, and it's free. The VFW Post 1105, located at 295 Arsenal St., will offer the veteran community a free holiday dinner. Post Commander Derek Mayerhofer said he wanted to help out some vets who he knew. "There are two World War II vets who have no family, so we said we have got to do something for them," Mayerhofer said. The dinner is open to any veteran and their families, said Gina Rada, Watertown's Veterans Agent. The dinner will be on December 2, 2012 at the VFW, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Veterans groups invited the town to honor servicemen and servicewomen at the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the VFW Post 1105, Thursday.
Watertown has a long, proud history of military service, and Veterans Service Officer Bob Erickson wanted to remind people to reach out to the veterans in their lives on Veterans Day. Thursday, Watertown saluted its veterans at the annual ceremony hosted by the AMVETS Post 14 and held at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1105. Erickson recounted several war heroes who called Watertown home. One was Russ Buchanan, who served in World War I in the Navy and when World War II broke out, when he was in his 40s, Buchanan joined the Army. Chris Hursh, 91, still lives in Watertown. He was aboard the battleship U.S.S. New Hampshire when Pearl Harbor was attacked, Erickson said. He survived by jumping into the oil-slicked water, avoided the fires and …
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Town officials will hold a ceremony at the VFW Post. Town offices, schools closed for the holiday.
Watertown will honor its veterans Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1105, at 295 Arsenal St. The event will include reflections from state Rep. Jonathan Hecht, Town Council President Mark Sideris and Governor's Council member Marilyn Devaney, according to Veterans Service Officer Bob Erickson. There will be a gathering after the ceremony at the VFW. Being Veterans Day, town offices will be closed Thursday. Also closed for the holiday are the Watertown Public Schools and the Watertown Free Public Library. Banks and the U.S. Post Office will be closed on Thursday. Retail stores, including liquor and convenience stores, are generally open on Veterans Day. Restaurants and bars will also be open.