The 2019 Yankee Homecoming Committee is excited to announce the Annual Yankee Homecoming: Veterans Lunch. This luncheon aims to bring our Veterans and their guests together to make new friends, provide on-going resources, and to acknowledge the service that our Veterans gave to this great country. The Veteran Luncheon will be located at the Hope Community Church, 11 Hale Street, Newburyport, MA on Tuesday, July 30, 2018 from 12 noon – 2 pm. We would like the community to extend a special thanks to our luncheon sponsors: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Newburyport, SGT Jordan M Shay Memorial Foundation, and Yankee Homecoming.
The program for this year’s luncheon is as follows: Director of Veterans Services for the City of Newburyport, Kevin Hunt, a Navy Veteran and Vietnam Veteran who will be opening this year’s luncheon with a few remarks. The Director of the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital -Bedford VA Joan Clifford, DNP will be this year’s Master of Ceremonies. Former Navy Seal, Iraq veteran and co-owner of Battle Grounds Coffee Company, Salvatore DeFranco will be our Keynote Speaker. The Guest of Honor for Yankee Homecoming’s Veteran Luncheon will be US Navy veteran Douglas Bryant. He has a lengthy submarine service which began during WWII, through the Korean War, Vietnam and the Cold War. We are honored to have the USS Constitution Color Guard presenting the colors.
The Veteran Luncheon has been hosted during Yankee Homecoming for the last 12 years, and was started and managed by Korean War Veteran, Frank Ventura. “Our Veterans are our own National Treasures,” shared local resident and Yankee Homecoming Committee Member Donald Jarvis. “Whether returning recently or during WWII where are eldest Veterans are from – we thank our Veterans for their service and it’s our honor to host this luncheon for them.” This year our guest will enjoy delicious Italian food from Giuseppe’s Fresh Pasta & Fine Food with both a meat and vegetable option, and assorted desserts.
🎥 We Invite You to Say Thanks! 🎥
This year we are welcoming the community to send a special Thank You message to our veterans for this year’s luncheon. We are actively seeking 15 – 20 second Thank You videos that will be played at the luncheon. We are thankful for the service of our veterans and we feel this will be way for us all to show our appreciation, and thanks together. These can be filmed on your cell phone and emailed to 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any questions regarding the Veteran Luncheon, please email
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