Veteran’s Day this year has extra special significance as it marks the 100th year of the ending of World War I – the war to end all wars. By any definition it was a brutal and deadly a conflict of any the World had seen. Millions perished and the course of history was changed forever. 4.7 million Americans served, including 346 Warwick residents in this conflict, seven of whom were sadly killed. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam and as we know our brave Vietnam Veterans were not given the proper welcome when they arrived home from doing their duty. Let us remedy that shame by giving our Vietnam Veterans the honors they so richly deserve.
Warwick VFW Post 4662 will honor these and all of our Veterans with a parade starting at 10 a.m. by the Village Hall which will march to a ceremony at the Veterans monument at Memorial Park. Please come out on Sun., Nov. 11 to say thank you for your service!
Arthur Finnegan American Legion Post 1443 will also hold a service for our Veterans at 11 a.m. at the Post on Mountain Lakes Rd. in Greenwood Lake NY.
The Warwick Valley VFW Post 4662 has opened a Veterans Information Center at 10 Colonial Ave. (the Bradner Building). Hours are Tues., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick NY.
The above The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Nov. 7 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.