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Veterans Day

Looking back on World War I commemoration a century ago, Riverhead thanks its veterans

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“If the sacrifices made in the Revolutionary War, the Spanish War, the Civil War and the war just ended mean anything, they mean a heritage to all in the future, a responsibility on you and on me to see that what they did and what they fought for bears fruit." A very special guest was in Riverhead for the unveiling of the World War Memorial in 1920: Theodore Roosevelt Jr., son of the late President.

Veterans Day 2020: Local ceremony set, plus what’s open, what’s closed

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Today is Veterans Day, a holiday to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice...

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.
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