Veterans Day observances

The Greater Lowell Veterans Council will honor those who have served in the military with a ceremony tomorrow that begins at 10 am in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium’s Hall of Flags with a speaking program to be immediately followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the various monuments on the grounds of the Auditorium. Everyone is invited to attend.

At 1 pm tomorrow, the Lowell National Park will present a lecture called “Sumter Surrenders; Volunteers Called” which the NPS describes as follows:

Men of Lowell left their jobs to become citizen soldiers. “Join them” as they travel to defend Washington. Hear the cheers in northern cities and “witness” the attack in Baltimore by a mob of thousands. This is their story, as told by Park Ranger Karen Thomas at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 2nd Floor-Boott Events Center, 115 John Street.

On Saturday (November 13), the newly formed Global War Veterans, an organization for those who served in the military after Vietnam, will help dedicate the new Veterans Memorial Square at the Westlawn I Cemetery at 155 Boston Road in Lowell. This new Veterans Memorial will also have facilities for the “proper and respectful removal from service” of American flags that have become too worn for continued use.