The public is invited to attend the 41st annual Veterans Day program at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery this Sunday, Nov. 5.
The program begins at 2 p.m., rain or shine, and is hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Memorial Council and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Pennsylvania, are cosponsors of the event.
According to a release from Douglas A. Etter, chief communication officer for the Lebanon VA Medical Center, the program will begin with a welcome from cemetery director John Spruyt. Pennsylvania VFW commander David “Spike” Gyger will deliver the keynote address, and Major General Mark Schindler will speak about the rededication of the recently renovated Pennsylvania Veterans Memorial.
Joseph Snyder, vice president of the Memorial Council, will serve as master of ceremonies.
Public parking will be available at MSC Industrial Supply Co., 100 MSC Drive, Jonestown, just east of Fort Indiantown Gap. A shuttle bus will run to and from the memorial site.
Motorists entering from the west should detour around FTIG via Bittle Road and Quartermaster Road, then back to Fisher Avenue. Limited handicapped parking will be provided at the cemetery.
The Avenue of Flags display at the cemetery will be flown throughout the week. The Avenue of Flags is made up of casket flags that have been donated by veterans’ families. State, territory, and service flags will also be flown.
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