Saturday November 10, 2012

The following are activities in Berkshire County honoring veterans this Veterans Day:

Adams: Ceremony conducted by American Legion Post 160 at 11 a.m. on Sunday in front of the Town Hall, 8 Park St.

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Lenox: The VFW sponsors its Veterans Day dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at St. Ann’s Parish Center, 134 Main St. Reservations were required by Nov. 8.

Also, a salute to veterans from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday at Berkshire Christian School located in Hope Church, 259 Kemble St. Kathy Mickle, board chairman of Here at Home, will speak. Veterans and their spouses are invited to a breakfast. The public at large is invited to the program which includes music, a tribute by the students and a time of sharing in classrooms. RSVP to info@berkshirechris
tianschool.com or (413) 637-2474.

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North Adams: Parade beginning at 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, starting from the American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, to the Veterans Memorial for a ceremony. The VFW, 573 Mohawk Trail, will serve lunch following the ceremony. Marchers should be in the American Legion parking lot no later than 10 a.m.

Also, "Up Front for DeMar," a 5k run and 1 mile walk on Sunday will raise money for a scholarship fund in memory U.S. Army Spc. Michael R. DeMarsico, who was killed in action Aug.


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16 while serving in Afghanistan. The race will begin at the Veterans Memorial at 9 a.m. and finish at the American Legion. Collections will also be made for care packages for deployed soldiers. Registration forms are available at City Hall, Planet Fitness and Olympia in North Adams, Berkshire Running Center in Pittsfield, and via email and Facebook. Information: Eileen Monyahan, (413) 663-7898, or upfrontfordemar5k@verizon.net.

Also, a free dinner for veterans and their families from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at Northern Berkshire Christian Church, 55 Harding Ave. Information: www.nberkshirechristianchurch.com or (413) 663-8998.

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Pittsfield: Parade at 10 a.m. on Monday, via Fenn Street to North Street, then south to the Memorial Park on Veterans Way off South Street for ceremony. Parade will assemble from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in front of City Hall.

Also, Epoch Assisted Living, 140 Melbourne Road, is offering free 3-by-5 foot U.S. flags for veterans or their spouses from Nov. 12-16. Flags are limited to one per person. To reserve one, call (413) 499-1992.

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Williamstown: Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Richard Ruether American Legion Post 152 on Latham Street. The program will continue upstairs in the meeting hall with a guest speaker, special awards and refreshments.

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Stephentown, N.Y.: Ceremony at 11 a.m. today in Veterans Memorial Park, located between Routes 22 and 43. A spaghetti dinner will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the Fire Hall, 35 Grange Hall Road. A good will offering will be accepted.