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Veterans Day

Riverhead elementary students learn from local veterans

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Third-graders at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School in Riverhead Central School District learned about the service and sacrifices of American heroes during a visit from local veterans on Nov. 8.

Riverhead honors those who served

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Members of the Riverhead VFW Post 2476 and American Legion Post 273 and the Riverhead VFW Post 2476 Auxiliary laid wreaths at the base of the granite World War I monument.

If you love your freedom, thank a veteran

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Monday, Nov. 11 is a federal holiday honoring our nation's military veterans. Local ceremonies take place at 11 a.m. at the World War I Memorial at the corner of West Main and Court streets.

Roanoke students get a real life Veteran’s Day lesson

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Local veterans visited third-grade students at Roanoke Avenue School to give them some firsthand lessons about being in the military.

Veterans Day: What’s open, what’s closed

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Since Veterans Day fell on a Sunday this year, the federal and N.Y. state holiday is observed on Monday, Nov. 12. Schools, courts, banks and government offices are closed.

Remembering the armistice and honoring veterans: Ceremonies held in Riverhead and at Calverton National Cemetery

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“If you love freedom and liberty, thank one of our 21 million American men and women who swore with their lives to protect it. Veterans day is our time to salute them all.”

With 300 native sons fighting in Europe, Riverhead celebrated the armistice with parades, parties and prayers

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When word came on Nov. 11, 1918 that a truce was signed ending of "the war to end all wars," great jubilation erupted in Riverhead, where residents, in less than a week, organized a huge celebration — including two parades and a rally.

Riverhead honors its veterans with ceremonies at War Memorial

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Photos: Riverhead honored its veterans today at the War Memorial on West Main Street, with a wreath-laying ceremony coordinated by the Riverhead Combined Veterans Committee.

Deceased Vietnam veteran’s Purple Heart is returned to his family

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The family of deceased Vietnam veteran Willie Riley of Riverhead received his long-lost Purple Heart Medal today during a ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery.

Veterans Day 2017: what’s open, what’s closed — and when

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Since Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, schools and many — but not all — government offices and businesses are closed today in observance of the holiday.
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