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ABOUT TOWN: Veterans Day 2011 (Parade, Events, Benefits, And More…)

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VETERANS DAY PARADE: The Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. sharp from on Washington Street. 

The parade will proceed through the square to the via Washington, School and Pearl Streets for a ceremony and wreath laying at the Memorial Bell. 

The parade will then reform on Pearl Street and proceed back through the square to for two ceremonies at the two memorials.  

The parade will then proceed down Walnut Street to Washington Street and go back to the VFW.  The entire parade will be approximately 90 minutes.

Participants in the parade include the and Departments, the , the VFW Color Guard and Firing Detail, Town and State Officials, Girl Scouts, Cub scouts and more. All Veterans are welcome and encouraged to march in the parade.

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MEMORIAL SQUARE DEDICATIONS: Immediately following the parade, there will then be a collation at the VFW followed by two Memorial Square Dedications.  All are welcome to attend.

  • At 1 p.m. the intersection of Taxiera Road and School Street will be dedicated to Albert A. Jardin.
  • At 1:45 the intersection of Park Street and Seaver Street will be dedicated to James F. Dalton.

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CEDAR HILL HONORS VETERANS: invites veterans to golf FREE on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Just buy one green's fee, and the second is free for a veteran. Golf cart not included.

PGA Pro Bob Beach will also be giving a free short game clinic including bunker shots from 11 a.m. until noon at Cedar Hill.

Cedar Hill Golf Course is owned by the Town of Stoughton. The nine hole course is located at 1137 Park Street on Rt. 27.

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YMCA PASSES/OPEN HOUSE: Available to all veterans, National Guard, Reserve and active duty military--FREE Passes to the for the entire month of November.  Enjoy all the Y has to offer free for the month of November.  Passes available at the Veterans’ Office. 

Also, attend the Stoughton YMCA's FREE VETERANS OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Free gifts for all veterans, plus $50 membership fee waived that day.

The open house will also feature a coffee hour (10-11 a.m.), a Family Boot Camp (noon-1 p.m.), Family Activities, Information from Stoughton's Veterans Agent Mike Pazyra, food, fun and more.

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STATE/LOCAL VETERANS BENEFITS: If you are a veteran or the widow of a veteran and your total monthly gross income is $1,815 per month or less and your cash assets are $3,200 or less OR if you are married and are a veteran and your combined total monthly gross income is $2,452 per month or less and you have life insurance and your cash assets are $3,200 or less, or you don’t have life insurance and your cash assets are $7,000 or less, PLEASE CALL, as you may be eligible for financial, medical or other types of assistance.

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FEDERAL VETERANS BENEFITS: Do you think you have a service-connected disability?  Do you have a service-connected disability and your condition has worsened over the years?  Interested in the VA Healthcare System?  For these or any other related questions call 781-341-1300 x9220 for more information.

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FUNDRAISING CALLS: The Stoughton Veterans office has received many calls regarding veterans groups calling residents in Stoughton soliciting money for “Care Packages” for Stoughton military personnel. 

Over the years, the people of Stoughton have been exceedingly generous in supporting veterans' causes and fundraisers. 

You deserve to know that your donations are going for the purposes intended.  Please feel free to call the office anytime (781-341-1300 x 9220) with any questions regarding any calls you may receive from any veterans fundraising organization.

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Information provided by Veterans Agent Mike Pazyra (781-341-1300 x9220) 

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