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BRISTOL – American Legion Post 209 will be holding a Veterans Day ceremony at Quinlan Park at 11 a.m. and is open to the public.

There will also be a second ceremony at 2 p.m. for residents of Ingraham Manor. There will be a flag folding ceremony as well as tap dancing, said Station 209 commander Brian Avery.

Avery said a few politicians will also serve as speakers.

“It is important to have these events to teach the younger generations the sacrifices that men and women have made to make this country the greatest in the world and to make them understand that the price of freedom comes at a high price” , said the commander. “A lot of veterans come home with post-traumatic stress disorder and it affects them for life. Suicide and domestic violence are also a problem with many returning veterans. ”

Avery pointed out that Veterans Day was a day to remember and to thank those who had served in the US military.

“People should remember veterans, not just on Veterans Day or Memorial Day,” Avery said. “They should be held in high esteem every day of the year.”

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:38 PM. Update: Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:41 p.m.