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November 10, 2013

Veterans day events

Following are Veterans Day related events:

Merrimack Valley

ANDOVER: Today, three brief ceremonies across town followed by a luncheon. Program starts at 10 a.m. at West Parish Cemetery, then moves to Spring Grove Cemetery at 11 a.m. and Ballardvale Green at noon. Lunch will follow the ceremonies at 1 p.m. at the Masonic Temple at 7 High St. The Veterans Services Department will be releasing its fifth book in its “Heroes Among Us” project, and the veterans featured in the latest edition will each receive an official copy.

NORTH ANDOVER: Parade will form at First and Main streets at 9:45 a.m. today and step off at 10:15 and march to Patriots Memorial Park, near the Stevens Memorial Library, for the memorial service. The parade will then reform and march along Main Street to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2104 on Park Street, where the flag will be raised and all departed veterans will be saluted. Should the weather interfere, the ceremony will be held in the North Andover Middle School auditorium at 10:30 a.m.

HAVERHILL: Parade today will form at 10 a.m. in front of the VFW Lorraine Post 29 at 64 Kenoza Ave. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. sharp and proceed to Monument Square, down Main Street to the Global Peace Monument on Ginty Boulevard, where services will be held. At the conclusion of the services, the colors will be retired and the parade will be disbanded. A buffet luncheon will be held at the American Legion Farm, 1314 Main St.

LAWRENCE: Members of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 2, will host a wreath laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial at Campagnone Common on today at 11 a.m. The ceremony is open to the public. The bridge at the corner of Marston and Canal streets will be dedicated in memory of Staff Sgt. Alex R. Jimenez on Friday, Nov. 15 at noon. Jimenez went missing in action in Iraq on May 12, 2007 during an ambush west of Mahmudiyah, Iraq and his body was not recovered until 14 months later. He was a member of the 4th batalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd brigade, 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army.

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