11/11 New Rochelle Veterans Day Ceremony 10:30 AM

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World War I Monument for 11 21 14 slideshowNEW ROCHELLE, NY — Veterans Day Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 11 at 10:30 am at Memorial Plaza, Memorial Highway and Main Street in New Rochelle. Please join us in this tribute to the men and women who have served our nation. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at City Hall, Council Chambers, 515 North Avenue. Presented by the United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association. For more information contact organizer Peter Parente at (914) 557-5556 or devildogpete@aol.com .

Following the ceremony from 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM the New Rochelle Public Library will open for a special viewing of the commemorative exhibit marking the 100th anniversary of World War I: “Over There, Over Here: World War I Posters and New Rochelle’s Part in the Great War”. The exhibit is on display from November 10th – December 3rd, in the library’s Lumen Winter Gallery during regular library hours. Marking the 100th anniversary of World War I, the “Great War” that involved all the world’s major economic powers and claimed over 10 million lives, NRPL will display an exhibit of twenty World War I posters loaned by a private collector, and archival photographs and items from the library’s local history collection. The War was waged not just by soldiers on the battlefield, but by artists of the Golden Age of Illustration who created works to stir patriotism, and residents who did their part on the home front, as portrayed in the exhibit and the following related programs. (See attached release for more information).