Major Stephen Flanagan, a Tewksbury native, will give the keynote speech for the town's annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 on the Town Common.
Flanagan is a 1997 graduate of Tewksbury Memorial High School and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.
For the past 10 years, Flanagan has served in US Army Infantry and Special Operations units. A two-time Bronze Star recipient, he has served three combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.
He is presently working toward a graduate degree from Harvard University and will ultimately be assigned to teach at West Point.
The Veterans Day Ceremony, which will begin promptly at 11 a.m., also features an opening statement from Todd Johnson, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, as well as a speech by student Barrett Hodgson on "What the Pledge of Allegience Means To Me."
Music will be provided by Arlene Wright and the Tewksbury Swinging Seniors, as well as by students from and the
the opening prayer will be provided by Lt. Col. Donald Sheehan (ret.).
A complete schedule of the Veterans Day Ceremonies can be found on the attached PDF document.