Veterans were honored in Halifax Friday morning with a brief but solemn ceremony outside the Halifax Town Hall on Route 106, and the Third Annual Veterans Breakfast held earlier in the week, showing the town’s gratitude for service to country.
Selectmen Troy Garron and Kim Roy took part in the parade behind the Halifax Police Dept. Color Guard, Boy Scouts and Fire Department. The procession took them across the way to the monument dedicated to Halifax’s fallen at the intersection of Plymouth St. and South St. where a wreath was laid in their honor. From there, the procession went back at where a wreath was also placed on the large rock on the Halifax Town Green, a gift of the Halifax Grange #253 in 1949, engraved with “Honoring Those Who Served.”
David Walsh, Commander of the Halifax VFW Post 6258, praised veterans and their service to their country.
Halifax veterans were also treated to the Third Annual Veterans Day Breakfast at the historic Pope’s Tavern on Monday morning, November 7, put on by the Halifax Council on Aging. COA Director Barbara Brenton was pleased with the turnout. “The dining room was full. We served about 22 breakfasts.”
In addition to the good meal and good company, Greg Brasso, host of the WATD radio station’s “Veterans’ Voice” Thursday night program, spoke for almost an hour, answering questions from the veterans there, giving them ways to navigate through the process of applying for and receiving state and federal benefits, programs, and services for which they might be eligible.
Brenton is looking forward to next year, when the senior center might have additional capacity to serve even more!