Veterans Day Observance

On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 7th, at 2:00pm, a special program will be presented at the Veterans Memorial located at Point Park in Cortland. It will open with an invocation and then the flag raising by Boy Scout Troop 4050 followed by the National Anthem. Special remarks will be shared by William Gore, a Cortland resident and a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.  Bagpipes will be played by Allen Briggs and Garry Watson will play the bugle. All veterans and the public are invited, and everyone is asked to bring a lawn chair.  Members of the Veterans Memorial Committee will handle the set-up and help direct parking.  Cortland Masonic Lodge will provide the sound system.   Engraved pavers continue to be made and placed at the memorial to honor any veterans whether they are from Cortland or beyond. You can request an order form by emailing to: or pick up a form at Cortland City Hall or at Cortland Mower.