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VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
November 7, 2020 @ 12:00 am
Saturday, November 7, 1:00 PM
Libraries are civic organizations. As we developed Library Park, a flagpole opposite the Library entrance was an essential part of the design. Since November 2017, a Veterans Day ceremony has become a tradition at the Library & Music Hall.
This ceremony feels more necessary this year more than ever before. Due to COVID, there will be no Veterans Day parade. Set politics aside to honor those who sacrificed so much for the democracy we are privileged to live under. Please join us at 1:00 on November 7 outside the Library entrance, as we celebrate the military men and women who have served our country so well.
Senator Pam Iovino, who represents Pennsylvania’s 37th Senatorial District, will serve as the M.C. for this year’s ceremony. We are thrilled! There have myriad distractions, but 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in our country. Sen. Iovino’s participation is part of the ACFL&MH marking a milestone that resonates deeply with me on both professional and personal levels
Senator Iovino served in the Navy for 23 years, rising to the rank of Captain. She retired from the Navy to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In that capacity, she acted as the Department’s lead advocate on Capitol Hill for the nation’s 25 million veterans and their families.
The Carnegie Carnegie relies on Joe Iacono, past President of Carnegie’s Post 82 of the American Legion to organize its Veterans Day program. Joe and his fellow veterans bring appropriate military protocols, lending great dignity to a short, but very meaningful ceremony. Members of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves will fire a rifle salute. The Rev. George Snyder will offer an invocation for the ceremony, and Fr. Bob Popichak will offer the closing benediction.
All are welcome. Please wear your masks and join us to honor the service and sacrifice of our military. The ceremony will take place rain or shine.