Veterans Day celebration at American Legion Williams-Brazier Post 37 (Thomaston)

On the morning of Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., the Williams-Brazier Post 37, at 10 Watts Lane in Thomaston, will celebrate the 103rd anniversary of the first Armistice Day in 1919, and how it became the Veterans Day that is celebrated across the United States and around the world today. The Midcoast Community Band will provide patriotic music throughout the celebration.

Post and Department of Maine Historian George Robinson, Jr., will talk about the progression of Armistice Day over the past 103 years, from the German surrender in 1918, to the first celebration of Armistice Day in Thomaston in 1919, and how it grew to become Veterans Day today.

American Legion Veteran’s Day ceremony (Rockland)

American Legion Winslow Holbrook Merritt Post 1 in Rockland will host a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11, Winslow/Holbrook Park on the corner of Park Street and Main Street.

This event begins at 10:30 a.m. with coffee, donuts and music by Bay Winds North Wind Ensemble, conducted by Marlene Hall. The veterans’ ceremony starts at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m. a lunch will be held at the Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt Post, free for veterans and their families and $10 for all others.

Oceanside Middle School Veteran’s Day breakfast and assembly (Thomaston)

On Nov. 10, Oceanside Middle School will be having a Veteran’s Day breakfast and assembly for local vets. Breakfast will be 7-8 a.m. in the library, and then an assembly will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. honoring the veterans. The band and chorus will be performing, and students will present projects about veterans they have been working on. Local veterans are welcome to attend.

Waldoboro Historical Society/American Legion Veteran’s Day ceremony

The Veteran’s Day ceremony will be at the Waldoboro Historical Society Museum on Main St. at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 11. Members of the Charles C. Lilly American Legion will present colors, and the Revere Bell will be rung by local veterans.

Camden American Legion Post 30 Veteran’s Day program

At 91 Pearl St. in Camden, 2 p.m. on Nov. 11, the American Legion Post 30 will host a Veteran’s Day program honoring those who served, featuring “Rosey” Gerry and additional entertainment by local artists. Rev. Dave Franclemont will give a blessing.

There will be a silent vigil at 11:30 a.m. led by Legion Post 30 at the Village Green.

 Veterans Day breakfast for veterans and their families (Camden)

On Friday, Nov. 11, from 8-9:30 a.m., a breakfast will be held in the Wave Café at Camden Hills Regional High School, for veterans and families.

This event will be sponsored by the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. Music, speakers, and a breakfast prepared by Food Services Director Mikael Andersson will be provided. This breakfast is free for all attendees. Contact advisors Craig Ouellette at 236-7800, ext. 3294, or Melissa Howard at 236-7800, ext. 3310, with any questions.