Veterans Honored During Several City Events
On Veterans Day, there were several events held in the city of Jamestown to pay tribute to the men and women — living or dead — who have served or are currently serving their country.
Veterans Day is Nov. 11 each year in honor of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I. Veterans Day began as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919, and has been a nationally recognized holiday since 1938
The first Veterans Day event Monday in the city took place at Veterans Memorial Park, located along Logan Avenue and Third Street. The John W. Tiffany Post 53 Veterans of Foreign Wars led the ceremony at the park, which included a 21-gun salute and the playing of “Taps.”
Following the park ceremony, the Ira Lou Spring 149 American Legion held a ceremony at Third and Main streets at 11 a.m., which included the Jamestown High School Marching Band, led by Meghan Murray, who played “The Star Spangled Banner.” There was also a 21-gun salute and Jamestown High School student Lilly Melquist played “Taps.”
Shortly following the service at the corner of Third and North Main streets, a ceremony was held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, located at 410 N. Main St., Jamestown.
Following the church service, there was a ceremony at Soldier’s Circle at Lake View Cemetery.