In the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the guns fell silent in France, ending World War I.
One year later, the nation celebrated Armistice Day, which eventually became Veterans’ Day.
Each year, Westford commemorates this solemn holiday. Here is a schedule of this year’s ceremony.
Procession from Library to Common – 10:50 a.m.
Bell Ringing To Begin Ceremony – 11:00 a.m.
- Pledge of Allegiance led by local Girl Scouts.
- An introduction by Westford Veterans’ Agent Terry Stader, SCPO (USN Ret.)
- Speeches by State Senator Eileen Donaghue, Representative James Arciero and Selectman Kelly Ross
- Honor Guard Salute by Sons of the American Legion Squadron 437
- Playing of Taps by Westford Academy buglers
- Closing Ceremony by Westford Firefighters Pipes and Drums