MSAC Celebrates 50 Years: Remembering Our Veterans Event

Patty Paola

MONTPELIER — Montpelier Senior Activity Center is launching an inaugural event this month honoring local veterans and members’ family and friends who have served their country. ‘Remembering Our Veterans’ will be held indoors at the center, 58 Barre St. on Friday, May 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Art work, veterans photos and memorabilia will be on display in the community room until June 16.

The event was the brainchild of Patty Paola, a Vermont Housing and Conservation Board AmeriCorps Member. She was conducting an Independent Service Project involving elder veterans. After Patty reached out to staff at the center, the project evolved into a Memorial Day event she christened, “Remembering Our Veterans.” Launching it on the Friday before each Memorial Day weekend, seemed like a perfect fit for Montpelier Senior Activity Center to honor all Veterans, as well as its members’ family and friends. The center is grateful to Patty for her significant contribution to its mission to serve and represent all Montpelier elders.

Local organizations including the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars; FEAST Senior Meals; North Country Honor Flight program; Home Share Now; John Lincoln and the Barre-Tones members, are all participating with an opening Honor Guard flag presentation ceremony, BBQ Chicken luncheon, short video presentation about the North Country Honor Flight program, an Open Mic for sharing thanks and memories, and a patriotic sing-a-long. Recently featured on a WCAX story, the program offers a guided tour, at no cost to WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans to visit war memorials built in their honor in Washington, DC.

Call 262-6288 for more information or any of the requests below:

If you would like to attend you must make a reservation, as space is limited call, 262-6288.

If you would like to attend but need transportation, and we will try to accommodate all mobility needs call 262-6288.

If you would like to have photographs, art or memorabilia included in the show call 262-6288.