2021 Veterans Day Schedule 9AM #GloucesterMA | June 1953 vets fishing at STrangman pond

Cape Ann Veterans Services reminder:

Come join in! Celebrate veterans and honor Armistice Day. The 2021 Veterans Day outdoor service begins at 9AM tomorrow at City Hall, followed with a car parade –with CATA trolley option– to Washington Street locations (Seacoast Nursing and Gloucester Healthcare) in support of veterans in assisted living.


1953 “Disabled Vets Fishing Carnival” Gloucester, MA

Hosted by the Cape Ann Sportsman’s Club at Strangman Pond off Reservoir Rd., Dogtown.

In 1954, President Eisenhower signed the proclamation designating November 11 Veterans Day.

Scan of Gloucester Daily Times. Would love to see original photos by Marilyn Silveira (top) and Ralph Esty

photo caption: No fish story as photographer’s proof shows string of rainbow trout hooked by disabled veterans during Cape Ann Sportsman’s Club outing yesterday at Strangman’s pond, left to right are Robert Kwasnick of New Britain, Conn. and Chris Seros of New London, Conn. | Bottom photo: Battery of rods and reels on special-built platform at Cape Ann Sportsman Club site during disabled vets fishing carnival yesterday. Vets braved downpour to continue fishing for rainbow trout. June 1953 Gloucester, Ma.

Look for area businesses special notices like this one:

Beauport Hotel – Gloucester, MA
Offers 10 complimentary city-view rooms to any veterans who would like to come and have a little getaway. Once those 10 rooms are booked, any veteran can receive 30% off a room booked on Nov. 9 through Nov. 12.

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