Veterans Day ceremony at four corners
The annual United Veterans Organization of Patchogue Veterans Day ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Four Corners on Main Street in Patchogue Village.

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Veterans Day ceremony at four corners

Story By: NICOLE FUENTES
11/8/2018


The annual United Veterans Organization of Patchogue Veterans Day ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Four Corners on Main Street in Patchogue Village. This year’s ceremony will be led by the VFW Post 2913 and attended by American Legion Post 269, the AMVETS Post 111 and the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.

“The day was originally called Honors Day, which was built around World War II, and later changed to Veterans Day. A lot of people talk about the day and honoring vets but it’s surprising how many people don’t understand what a veteran is,” said VFW commander Dave Rogers during last year’s ceremony. “Veterans are not just your mother, father, brother, sister, grandfather, aunt and uncle, they are your neighbors, postman, police officer and firefighters. They are everyone who has served and their families too.” 

During the ceremony a medallion will be presented honoring veterans to be placed at the Four Corners. The day before Veterans Day, on Saturday, Nov. 10 the Greater Patchogue Foundation’s cemetery restoration committee will be unveiling new headstones for Civil War veterans at the Lakeview Cemetery.

-Nicole Fuentes