MARYSVILLE — The Marysville American Legion Post 178 Hall at 119 Cedar Ave., at the corner of Cedar Avenue and Second Street, will again host their open house and chili feed for Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11.
The doors open at the Post Hall at 10:30 a.m. for the start of the event at 11 a.m., which will kick off with a short program including a moment of silence, to commemorate the signing of the armistice ending World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, as well as a flag ceremony and brief comments in honor of the occasion.
Guests are welcome to attend the open house and chili feed that will follow, any time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Post 178 Cmdr. Jeremiah Fort credited “a committee of seven generous Post 178 Legionnaires” with working to organize and implement this year’s event for the community, under the leadership of Post 178 1st Vice Cmdr. Anthony Juarez, who is chairing the Veteran’s Day festivities.
“The moment of silence and the ‘Old Glory’ flag ceremony by our members are new additions to the program this year, while the traditional chili feed and light snacks are a familiar feature of the Veterans Day event,” Fort said. “Other differences in this year’s event include the progress we’ve made on cosmetically updating our building over the course of the past year, as well as any new attendees we might have. All are welcome, including children and families, to this free event.”
Fort noted that the program is being kept relatively short to help accommodate any younger members of the audience.
“The American Legion is honored to provide opportunities for the community to celebrate, commemorate, and learn about national history and veteran sacrifice,” Fort said. “Supporting the community this way is a major part of our ‘Americanism’ pillar, with the other three pillars being service to veterans, investment in local youth and support for strong national security.”