Barnstable Announces Veterans Day Activities

Parade steps off Monday at 10 a.m.

HYANNIS, MA - This year’s Veterans Day Parade will take place on Monday, November 11th at 10:00 AM.  The parade will form next to the Town Hall Building, extending back to the Village Green.  The parade will step off promptly at 10:00 AM.  The parade will conclude at the Hyannis Village Green for the Annual Barnstable Soldiers Veterans’ Day Program. This year’s keynote speaker is Colonel (Retired) Scott A. Romberger who joined the EOM Offshore team in November of 2017 as the Chief Operating Officer.  Scott and his family have recently relocated to Cape Cod following a successful 23-year career in the United State Air Force, where Scott retired as a Colonel. Scott brings executive leadership and proven program management from the government and international arenas. He’s an expert in analyzing existing operations and implementing winning strategies to improve organizational performance, growth, and sustainability. Scott began his Air Force career as a program manager launching national security satellites from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Since then, he’s held several positions in various locations around the world in intelligence, international affairs, and joint operations, to include serving as a national security policy advisor and a U.S. negotiator to several foreign countries. Scott has commanded multiple Air Force organizations at increasing levels of seniority and has provided subject matter expertise to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and to the President's National Security Council. Scott holds a Bachelor’s, four Master’s degrees, and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, specializing in advanced studies in missile defense and undersea warfare.  Scott resides in Falmouth with his wife Heather and their four children.  After several moves with the Air Force, Scott and his family look forward to settling down and enjoying everything the Cape has to offer.

Veterans Day – Monday, November 11th – Third Annual Veterans Town Hall

The Third Annual Barnstable Veterans Town Hall will be held on Monday, November 11th immediately following the parade at Barnstable Town Hall, 2nd Floor Hearing Room,  367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA.  The Veterans Town Hall features Ten Minute Testimonies of Combat Veterans: Veterans Tell the Community What It Felt Like to Go to War.  Please join this community event hosted by the Town of Barnstable and the Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center: an opportunity to listen respectfully and demonstrate your interest genuinely.  This is a solemn and non-political event. There is no question and answer period; no debate on the merits or justifications of war; no recrimination or accusations.  This event’s concept was created by Sebastian Junger, Journalist, Author and Veterans Advocate and supported by Congressman Seth Moulton, former Marine and Iraq Veteran.  The Hyannis Elks will be providing food for this event. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on