March with us at the Veterans Day Parade
The Annual Barnstable Veterans Day Parade takes place Friday, November 11th at 10 a.m., beginning at the Village Green in Hyannis. The parade leaves from the Hyannis Green, proceed down South Street to Old Colony Boulevard then up to Main Street, and back to the Village Green.
Immediately following the parade a special Veterans Day program will take place at the bandstand on the Village Green. The Barnstable Soldiers Memorial Association sponsors the Annual Veterans Day Parade. The program includes musical performances by the Barnstable High School Band and the laying of wreaths to honor veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. We would like to see a big turnout recognizing our veterans. The parade will form at the Village Green at 9:30 a.m. and kick-off sharply at 10:00 a.m.
In keeping with hometown parades across the country, Barnstable's parade includes veteran's groups, school bands, politicians, marching Boy and Girl Scouts, honor guards, musket salutes, and much more.
Donations are always needed.
Last year the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center (formerly the Nam Vets Association) Food Pantry served the equivalent of over 47,000 meals to the almost seven hundred enrolled veterans and their families.
The food pantry is located at the Veterans Outreach Center building at 569 Main Street in Hyannis.
Why the Jeffrey M. Lucey Chapter?
In March 2011, the
Cape Cod Chapter
of Veterans For
and renamed our
chapter in honor of
Corporal Jeffrey M.
A 23-year-old Iraq War veteran, Jeff Lucey suffered from Post Tramatic Stress Disorder and in his anguish took his own life on June 22, 2004, almost a year after his discharge from active military duty. Jeff’s family home is in Belchertown, Massachusetts and his parents have, since his death, become tireless advocates for active duty and discharged military personnel who are experiencing this horrendous and widespread disorder.
With this renaming and dedication, our chapter became the first VFP chapter in the nation to name itself in honor of a war veteran who died by suicide related to PTSD. In keeping with the VFP mission to “increase public awareness of the true costs of war,” we now focus a part of our efforts on the work of advocacy and healing for veterans and active duty military personnel suffering from PTSD.
Meetings are generally held at 6:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, at the Salt Marsh Center, 218 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.
Everyone is welcome.
Please join us.
(No meetings July & Aug.)
JOIN THE MISSION FOR PEACE & JUSTICE,
BECOME A MEMBER OF VETERANS FOR PEACE