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WCVMF to offer ‘virtual’ Veterans Day ceremony

WCVMF to offer ‘virtual’ Veterans Day ceremony

Volunteers with the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines are planning a virtual ceremony for this Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

The ceremony, to feature guest speakers, a special presentation by the Delmarva Chorus and more, will be pre-recorded and released to the public on Nov. 11.

In a normal year, the annual Veterans Day program in Ocean Pines draws thousands of people from across the region. However, circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic made planning for the event impossible.

“This year, we’re going to do something a little different, but we also want to make the Veterans Day ceremony as special as it always has been.” Marie Gilmore, Veterans Memorial Foundation president, said. “We’re going to videotape in advance various segments of the ceremony, and give the people of Ocean Pines and adjoining communities the opportunity to use various platforms to go online at their leisure and watch the ceremony.”

Gilmore said the Veterans Memorial Foundation hopes to capture as much of the normal ceremony as possible. Segments will be recorded both remotely and at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial in Ocean Pines.

“I believe it’s going to be everything that everybody would expect it to be,” she said. “We hope to provide everything that we have in the past.”

Video of the Veterans Day ceremony will be made available on the Ocean Pines and Veterans Memorial websites and social media sites.

To tune in, simply visit one of the participating sites on Wednesday, Nov. 11:

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