Nov. 11 – Berkley American Legion Hosting Veteran’s Ceremony

Nov. 11 – Berkley American Legion Hosting Veteran’s Ceremony

The Berkley American Legion, Stanley J. Fons Post 374 will be hosting a Veterans Memorial Ceremony on November 11, 2019, at 11 AM at the Berkley War Memorial just outside City Hall (3338 Coolidge Hwy.). In addition, the Berkley Historical Museum will have a special display up for the Berkley Troops during World War II.

During World War II, around 800 men and women from Berkley served in the war. During that time period, the Berkley Exchange Club built and maintained an Honor Roll piece which stood near where the City Hall gazebo now stands. This plaque kept a running list of Berkley citizens that were serving. Residents and visitors alike would visit the display to stay informed on those individuals overseas. Years later, the piece was taken down. A war monument to all of the armed forces from Berkley who served in all the wars now stands in front of the gazebo.

The Historical Museum will have on display the newspaper clippings of those men and women whose names existed on the Honor Roll piece, and it includes detailed notes of what the individuals did while serving. The museum will be open from 10 AM – 12 PM for people attending the ceremony. Additionally, the museum will have the display open to the public starting November 6 – December 15, 2019 for all who wish to view it. The historical museum’s hours are Wednesdays, 10 AM – 1 PM, Sundays, 2 PM – 4 PM.

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