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Honoring Veterans in Carroll Park

The annual Veteran's Day ceremony was attended by residents both young and old.

Every year on Veteran's Day, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year at 11 a.m., veterans and residents of the neighborhood gather at the Carroll Park War Memorial Monument.

The exact time is a nod to when World War I formally ended, which was at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

"Today is a day to take a moment out from shopping and our busy lives to say thanks to our heroes and now heroines," said Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman, adding that there were more people at today's ceremony than in years passed.

Nearly 100 people attended the ceremony, from elected officials to local veterans, to civic and business leaders.

Councilmember Brad Lander reminded the crowd that we must honor our veteran's by fighting for them today.

"Seventeen percent of homeless people today are veterans," said Lander. "There is something wrong in our country when our veterans have a hard time getting jobs."

Lesley Lewis from Borough President Markowitz's office, a Boerum Hill resident and a World War II veteran, gave a proclamation from Markowitz's office.

maria pagano November 12, 2011 at 02:31 PM
What a touchingly lovely ceremony! Thanks to Dr. Mike and Vince Mazzone, Lydia and all the others who put this together. Great fotos, Georgia. It was an honor to be part of the event. Best, Maria Pagano

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