Mashpee will celebrate the men and women who have served in the United States armed forces with a parade and series of speakers on Monday, November 11, at the Veteran’s Garden across from Mashpee Town Hall.
The Veterans Day ceremony will begin at 10 AM with members of the Honor Guard, women’s auxiliary, and Veterans of Foreign Wars post, as well as Boy Scout, Cub Scout and Girl Scout troops parading along the sidewalk to the garden.
Jesse Rullo, a local Mashpee high school student, will lead the singing of the national anthem, which will be followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
The ceremony will feature four guest speakers.
Francis Fermino, a lifetime Mashpee resident and former Marine, will speak as the VFW Post representative.
Cheri Peters, the president of the women’s auxiliary, and John Cotton, a Mashpee selectman, will also speak.
Geoff Gorman, a retired member of the US Navy who now sits on the Mashpee school board, will conclude the series of guest speakers.
The ceremony will open and close with an invocation and benediction by the Reverend Edward Healey of Parish of Christ the King.