Pike County to salute Veterans Day


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  • This year's 9/11 Remembrance Day at Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Milford, where Veterans Day ceremonies will take place. (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)



— The Milford American Legion Post 139 will meet with the Marine Corps on Veteran's Day for a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, at the Veteran's Monument .

Immediately following, there will be a service on the beach at the river. After both ceremonies, everyone will meet at the post for lunch.

All American Legion and Auxiliary, SAL and ALR members and family are encouraged to attend. Rich Diaz and John Harding are in charge.

Anyone may call the Legion at 570-296-8805 to reach Rich Dias. John Harding may be reached at 570-730-3726.

Grey Towers open houseAlso on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford will offer a fee-free open house for veterans, active military personnel and their families on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is in keeping with the Pinchot family tradition of welcoming the community, including veterans, to their home at Grey Towers, when Gov. Gifford Pinchot and his wife, Cornelia, lived here. On Sept. 13, 1919, the Pinchots hosted a welcome home reception at Grey Towers that included baseball, games, music and speeches.

The 1886 mansion was active with guests and visitors during its heyday when Pinchot, who also was founder and first chief of the U.S. Forest Service, was Governor of Pennsylvania. In addition to welcoming veterans to his private home in 1919, Pinchot rode the firetruck during a parade in Milford at the conclusion of World War II and authored numerous articles making a case for conservation as the foundation for global peace.

For information about the fee-free Veterans Day event, contact Grey Towers at greytowers@fs.fed.us or call 570-296-9630.

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