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November 9, 2012

Many area events on tap for Veterans Day


The concert program will include “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “Overture Courageous” and Freelance March “On to Victory.” Joining the band will be two vocal soloists — soprano Rebecca Sabin and bass Steven Markuson — for “Will You Remember Me” from “Maytime” and other pieces.

The Delhi American Legion will hold its traditional ceremony at Courthouse Square at 11 a.m. Sunday. There will be no music to avoid interference with nearby church services, Commander Walter Roye said. At 1 p.m. all veterans are invited for refreshments from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Legion located at 41 Page Ave..

At 7 p.m. Monday, the Worcester Historical Society, located at 144 Main St., will feature trustee Larry DeLong speaking about two local soldiers during the Civil War who received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Delevan Bates went from his job as a clerk in a Worcester store to being a 24-year-old brigadier general in the Union Army. Richard C. Mangan was an Irish-born cabinet maker from Decatur who was in at least 19 Civil War battles.

On Wednesday, the annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at the Oneonta Community Christian School, Principal Jane Cook said. At 1:30 p.m. in the school’s all purpose room, veterans are invited to come and share their stories with the students.

“It makes history come alive,” she said.

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