Different Events To Honor and Celebrate Veteran's Day Around the Area!

posted by Jaime Roberts - 

There are all kinds of events and celebrations happening around the area this weekend in honor of Veteran's Day.  The parade is tomorrow in Albany and more.  Check out all the events below:

Friday, Nov. 10

• Celebration, 10 a.m. at Riley Plaza, near the Events and Athletics Center, The College of Saint Rose, Albany. A flag-raising ceremony, national anthem, Taps, speech by New York Army National Guard Capt. Alicia Seda. Reception will follow and run until 1 p.m. at the Veteran Center, 967 Madison Ave., Albany.

• Free Admission Day: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany. 10 a.m. A drop-in flag art project 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to decorate flags in the art studio.

• Celebration, 2 p.m. at Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs. 2 p.m. Free. Tim Clark, former U.S. Air Force B-52 pilot, will portray Charles Lindbergh. Also, information about Saratoga WarHorse's veterans program for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress.

Saturday, Nov. 11

• Mass, 9 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 43 Brookside Ave., Wynantskill, to remember and honor living and deceased veterans. Rev. Anthony Ligato and Rev. Edward Deimeke preside. A special ceremony with playing of Taps by the members of the American Legion Post 1489 follows.

• Observance, 9 a.m. at the USS Slater, only World War II destroyer afloat in America, docked south of the Dunn Memorial Bridge, Albany. The ship will be open for guided tours until 4 p.m. Admission: $9, $7 children. 518-431-1943 or http://www.ussslater.org.

• Parade, 11 a.m., starts at corner of Central Avenue and Ontario Street, Albany, and proceeds down Central Avenue to Washington Avenue. The reviewing stand is on the steps of the Education Building. Co-grand marshals for the parade are Jack Clancy and Jimmy Brown, co-founders of the Tri-County Council of Vietnam Era Veterans. http://www.albanyny.org.

• Dedication of a new fallen soldier monument, 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Stephentown. Featured speaker will be former Congressman Chris Gibson. 518-733-6504 or 518-794-6086.

Monday, Nov. 13

• Observance, 11 a.m. at Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson. Ceremony followed by complimentary lunch, presentation of scholarships to student veterans and final round of the 22-Push-up Challenge, a national effort to bring awareness to veteran suicide prevention. 518-828-4181, Ext. 3373 orhttp://sunycgcc.edu.

Thank You Veterans

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