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Veteran’s Day – Observed Here

Here we find ourselves again in that strange, in-between place called the month of November.  The start of the school year has come and gone.  Halloween has passed.  The December chaos is still off in the distance.  The leaves have largely dropped and the skies have clouded over, but the snow is (we  think!) still nowhere in sight.

What to do with November?

November feels like a time to batten down the hatches.  Put away the lawn care equipment, dig out the snow care equipment.  Set aside the windbreaker, find the parka. Part with the jack o’lanterns and unwind the heap of twinkling lights.

And while running through our to-do lists for the month, we have two great days that give us cause for reflection.  Yes, of course, there is Thanksgiving Day – when family and friends gather from near and far to enjoy each other’s company, eat wonderful food, and maybe watch a little football.

November 11

There’s also another important day – Veterans Day, November 11th – to bring us back down to earth and remind us of the sacrifices made by our countrymen.

We are very fortunate in Plymouth, Canton, and Northville to have events in each community that celebrate our current and past members of the military, those with us and those who have gone before us.

Here’s a list of our local events – hopefully you can attend one.  But even if you can’t make it to one of these organized events, take a moment to stop by one of the memorial parks and pause to reflect on just what built this country and how lucky we are to be sweating the small stuff … like finding that parka today.


11:00 a.m. ceremony on 11/11/11 at VFW Post #4012 located at 438 S. Main Street, Northville.  For more information, see their website by clicking here.


11 a.m. ceremony on 11/11/11 at the Plymouth Community Veterans Memorial Park located at S. Main and Church Streets in Plymouth.  Additional information is available here.


11 a.m. ceremony on 11/11/11 at the Canton Veterans Memorial in Heritage Park.


6 p.m. Salute to Service at the Village Theater in Canton, open to everyone and free of charge.

Please bring donations for servicepersons overseas such as cans of tuna, Ramen noodles, energy bars, individual drink mixes, coffee, hot chocolate, candy, gum, sunscreen, bug spray, or batteries. For more information and a complete list of suggested items, please click here.


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