Honoring veterans

November 10, 1990

The public can join veterans groups in Veterans Day services around the area tomorrow to honor those who died serving their country. Here is a list of some of the events taking place.

* The USS Sanctuary, a retired U.S. hospital ship that served in World War II and Vietnam, will host a special Veterans Day ceremony at 2:30 p.m. . A Vietnam-era helicopter will land on the ship and accept a wreath from Retired Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John Meyers before circling over Fort McHenry and flying west to the Maryland Vietnam War Memorial. The wreath will then be placed on the water. A contribution of at least $5 is requested to help refit the ship before it travels to Third World countries as a children's medical center. The ship is located on Pier 5, Childs Street.

* In Annapolis, the 22nd Annual Massing of the Colors will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel. The event, sponsored by the Vice Admiral George C. Dyer-Annapolis Chapter, Military Order of the World Wars, will have armed services and veterans organizations, social and fraternal orders, patriotic societies and organized youth groups participating in the observance. Edwin Howard Simmons, a retired Marine Corps brigadier general, will deliver the principal address.

* East Baltimore veterans groups will hold their annual Veterans Day Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ann and Aliceanna streets. The General Joseph Haller Post No. 95 of the American Legion Department of Maryland, the St. Patrick Catholic War Veterans Post No. 766, Squadron No. 95 Sons of the American Legion and Auxiliary Unit No. 95 have organized the event. Assembly will be at 9:40 a.m. at the Haller Post home, 1746 Fleet St.

* Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 451 will hold an all-day vigil beginning at 8 a.m.; an afternoon program will be held between 1 and 2 o'clock; both events are at the Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Broening Park, adjacent to Harbor View Hospital.

* The Baltimore district of the American Legion will hold its annual memorial service at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the War Memorial building, Gay and Fayette streets. In addition, there will be services at veterans cemeteries around the state tomorrow and Monday.

* In the Washington area, a ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow near the Tomb of the Unknown Solder in Arlington National Cemetery.

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