Monday, November 12, 2012
Here's what's open and closed for today's holiday.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Today we observe Veterans Day, a national holiday established in 1926 to honor men and women who have served in the military. Here's a quick round-up of what's open and closed in Canton today. If you know of more businesses that are open or closed, help out your fellow neighbors by leaving them in the comments.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Veterans Day lands on Sunday this year.
Veterans Day is this Sunday, Nov. 11. To honor local veterans, we invite you to share photos of Canton servicemen and women so the whole town can honor those who serve our nation. Just click the green "Submit Your Photos" button above the photos or at the bottom of this article to add yours, along with a caption. Also, leave shoutouts to veterans you know in the comments below.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round as well as on Veterans Day.
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a quick guide to many of these great deals to be found on Veterans Day in the area: For military service men and women only: THE DISH: more Secret Discounts! Remember, the whole point of Veterans Day to thank and remember our troops and November is Military Family Month. Thank you to our troops and their families for your service, and thanks to all of the local businesses.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Veterans, families and supporters attended today's Veterans Day Breakfast.
Canton came together on Veterans Day to honor those who serve and have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. At the American Legion Post's Veterans Day Breakfast, over 100 folks came out to support the vets and enjoy some pancakes, bacon and eggs. The annual breakfast, held at Canton's American Legion Post #24, is put on by the Veterans Department and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Veterans of all ages, family members and supporters attended today's event, which raised money for the town's Veterans Fund. "It's a small way, but a way to honor the veterans," June Teague, the Ladies Auxiliary secretary and treasurer, said. Teague said her father, brother, and two sons are all veterans and the event was a nice way to pay tribute to their …
Here is what is happening in and around Canton today.
1. Today is Veterans Day. There is no school today for Canton Public Schools. 2. Honor the Veterans in your life today. Add a photo, submit a story or say thank you on Canton Patch's online tribute. 3. State, county and municipal offices, including Town Hall, are closed today for the federal holiday. 4. Attend the American Legion Post's Veterans Day Breakfast from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. today. Tickets are $6. 5. Cheer on the Bulldogs today! The girls soccer team is playing Medfield in the South Sectional Semi-Final at 12:00 p.m. at Bridgewater-Raynham High School. The boys soccer team is playing Hopkinton at 2:00 p.m., also at Bridewater. Best of luck!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Share a photo, or story, of the vets in your life on Canton Patch.
As Canton takes time on 11/11/11 to honor those who serve and have served our country, take a moment to thank the vets in your life. As many folks enjoy a day off from work, or school, others will attend services or an American Legion breakfast to honor the sacrifice the members of the armed forces have made. Here on Canton Patch, you can upload a photo of the veteran in your life. Friends and family, young and old–share a photo, a comment or a genuine note of thanks to the men and women who serve and have served. Feel free to add photos, stories or comments to this article below. Canton Patch wants to recognize veterans of all ages and wars. Thank you to all of our veterans, for your service and sacrifices!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Students hear presentations from local veterans in honor of Veterans Day.
Students at St. John the Evangelist School in Canton listened to a moving presentation by local veterans to commemorate and learn about Veterans Day. On November 10, in the school's parish center, students gathered to hear the local vets tell their stories. "It was a beautiful experience and a beautiful day and really gets kids in touch with what Veterans Day is all about," Fifth Grade Teacher Darlene McKay said. "It's not just a day off from school. It's a day to honor the veterans." The whole school turned out for the presentation from the local vets, which including a demonstration on how to fold an American flag. This replicated how a service member would present the flag to the family of a deceased veteran at a funeral. For the …
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The town came together to honor the men and women who served with a Veterans Day Breakfast.
Wearing flag ties, shirts and full uniforms, local veterans, families and residents came out Thursday morning to honor the men and women who served this country with a Veterans Day Breakfast. Held for the first time at the American Legion Post 24, about 250 folks commemorated this Veterans Day over breakfast at the Canton post. Post Manager Barry Schneider said the breakfast had been held in years past at Canton High School and was put on by the Veterans Association. This was the first year the American Legion Post 24 sponsored the breakfast. Attendees received a plateful of home-cooked bacon, eggs, toast, and O.J., for their $5 fee. With 250 attendees throughout the morning, the post was a loud and proud place to be this Veterans Day. …