Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11, and Wayland will honor Metrowest veterans during a two-part ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. that day.
The first part of the ceremony will take place in the gymnasium at at 10 a.m. The Army Color Guard from Soldier Systems Center (Natick Labs) will open and close the indoor ceremony, which will feature the Ocean State Chorus of Lincoln, R.I., singing patriotic songs as well as speakers Gerald Halterman and Michael Doe.
Halterman, U.S. Navy WWII, will relate his eyewitness account of the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941.
Chief Warrant Officer 4, Doe, U.S. Army of the Soldier Systems Center will speak on “Service to Country.”
After the program, guests will have an opportunity to mingle, view displays and enjoy refreshments in the cafe at TCC.
Then at noon, the second part of the ceremony will commence at the Wayland Veterans Memorial adjacent to the Wayland Town Building. This formal ceremony will honor the 39 men of Wayland who "made the ultimate sacrifice for their country."
According to a press release, "This biennial veterans tribute is again the initiative of long time resident George Bernard in collaboration with John Turchinetz, Veterans Agent."
The Wayland Public Ceremonies Committee sponsors the program with the support of members of the Wayland High School football team.