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Rockville to Host Salute to Service at Veterans Day Ceremony

A man saluting with an American flag in the background

UPDATE: Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, in the Carnation Room.

Rockville will honor veterans of our nation’s armed forces with a ceremony on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11.

The ceremony is planned for the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, in the Carnation Room.

The ceremony, which is open to the public, will include a wreath laying and a presentation of colors. A reception will follow at American Legion Post 86, at 2013 Veirs Mill Road.

Clarence Hickey, a retired marine biologist and environmental writer and lecturer, will be the guest speaker. Hickey served in the U.S. Army Medical Service from 1966-1968 at an Army hospital in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in support of the 101st Airborne Division. As a college graduate with a biology degree, Hickey served as a medical laboratory specialist in a blood bank, sending whole blood to Walter Reed Army Medical Center and to Vietnam, and performing other hospital medic duties. He is now an active volunteer known for his first-person portrayals of Dr. Edward Stonestreet, a prominent Rockville physician and surgeon during the Civil War.

For more information, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/veteransday, email special events@rockvillemd.gov or call 240-314-8620.

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