Veterans Day 2022

- 10/26/2022

We start with school visits – at each, we’ll present the colors and then spend time with the kids. The town will provide us with a bus, gratis. 15 minutes travel time is budgeted between schools. Please dress reasonably formally.
0730 Avon Middle School (breakfast until 0815, then school’s "Town Meeting” until 0845
0910 Thompson Brook ("Town Meeting”)
1005 Pine Grove ("Town Meeting”)
1100 Town Green Ceremony
  • Introduction - Tim Healy
  • Presentation of the Colors - Carl Heinzelman
  • Invocation - Fr. Al Fontana
  • Pledge of Allegiance - John Regish
  • Posting of the Colors - Carl Heinzelman
  • POW/MIA prayer - Bill Newman
  • Official Remarks - Dan Polhamus (Town Council Chairman)
  • Commander’s Remarks - Tim Healy
  • This Land is Your Land  - Kinetic Ukes (Jim Lenn)
  • Introduction of Veterans - Grant Hagedorn
  • Calling of the Dead - Grant Hagedorn
  • Taps and Echo Taps - Avon HS has advised that they will provide two horn players
  • Retirement of Colors - Carl Heinzelman
1215 Avon HS (1215-1245 lunch with graduation seniors planning on military engagement (ROTC, enlistment, etc.); all school assembly 1300-1345)
1400 Roaring Brook School ("Town Meeting”)
1500 Return to Middle School for departure