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Harford plans several Veterans Day observances

The Joseph L. Davis Post 47 Honor Guard stands at attention during the 2015 Veterans Day Ceremony in Havre de Grace's Tydings Park.

Harford County will have several services to honor men and women of the military for their service during Veterans Day observances this Friday, Nov. 11.

Bel Air American Legion Post 39 will celebrate Veterans Day with a service at Bel Air Memorial Gardens, 809 Rock Spring Road in Bel Air, at 3 p.m. After the service there will be a luncheon at the Post home on Hickory Avenue.


Havre de Grace American Legion Post 47 will hold a memorial service in Tydings Park at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow at the Legion home at 501 St. John St. in Havre de Grace.

Aberdeen American Legion Post 128 will be joined by the VFW Post 10028 in a service to honor veterans in the Aberdeen Veterans Memorial Park at 11 a.m. After the ceremony, a luncheon will be held at the VFW Post, 821 Old Philadelphia Road in Aberdeen.


On Saturday, Nov. 12, the Aberdeen American Legion, 44 N. Parke St., will host Music Cabaret for our Military at 6 p.m. in conjunction with the Maryland Conservatory of Music. The featured performer will be Dr. Duke Thompson, composer and keyboardist. The music selections will include blues, Americana, classic rock and original pieces.

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Proceeds from the concert will be used to support "Sound Minds," a new music treatment program for veterans experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Tickets can be purchased at the Aberdeen American Legion or by calling 443-243-6772. Tickets are $35 per person, $25 for veterans and active military and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will be available.

Wreaths Across America

The Wreaths Across America program once again will have a local presence this year to honor the 500 veterans whose final resting place is Bel Air Memorial Gardens. The national program strives to place a memorial wreath on the grave of every veteran.

Funds are being solicited by local veterans organizations to buy 500 wreaths to be placed on the veterans' graves at the Bel Air cemetery next month, County Councilman James McMahan said.

Dick Gebhard, of American Legion Post 39 in Bel Air, is coordinating the local effort.

There will be a memorial service at noon on Dec. 17 at Bel Air Town Hall. Following the service, volunteers will proceed to Bel Air Memorial Gardens, where the wreaths will be laid on the graves of veterans.

Wreaths are $15 each, but if you buy two a third one will be included free. To purchase a wreath for the Bel Air ceremony, call Gebhard, 410-303-8138.