Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at Seaford’s Kiwanis Park

SEAFORD- The annual salute to America’s veterans will be held Nov. 11 with a Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans’ Memorial at Kiwanis Park on Stein Highway in Seaford.

Festivities will begin at 11 a.m.

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Kiwanis Park in Seaford is the venue for a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

Sponsored by the Seaford Veterans Committee, the ceremony’s guest speaker is Retired Col. Ronald R. Eaton, United States Army, who served for 38 years on Active duty and with the National Guard as a full time soldier.

A salute and recognition will be paid to all military personnel past and present, as well as any Gold Star Mothers in attendance.

Col. Eaton was commissioned an Infantry Second Lieutenant in 1968, became a helicopter pilot, and served with the 129th Assault Helicopter Company and the 268th Combat Assault Battalion in Viet Nam. He is a Master Aviator with over 5,000 hours of accident free flying.

Following the ceremony, there will be a dedication of a new monument to denote the “Veterans and Survivors Walkway” followed by dedication of “memorial bricks” that have been placed along the walkway at monument site honoring those who have served their country.

In case of inclement weather, the Veterans Day Ceremony will be held in the auditorium of the Seaford High School on North Market St. in Seaford at 11 a.m.

On behalf of the Seaford Veterans Committee – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4961, American Legion Posts 6 and 37, AMVETS Post 1694, Marine Corps League Detachment 780 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9 – co-chairmen Joe Tune and Pete Bohn extend an invitation to the public to attend this event as the community honors the service and sacrifices of all veterans who have or are serving this Country.

Following the ceremony at 1 p.m., American Legion Post 6 (Log Cabin) on Front Street, Seaford and VFW Post 4961 on Middleford Road, Seaford, will hold open houses with lunch being served that are free and open to the public.

News Editor Glenn Rolfe can be reached at grolfe@newszap.com

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