AUBURN, Mass. – As Veterans Day arrives, Auburn is planning special events in the upcoming weeks, especially for residents who have served in the armed forces.
Veterans Job Fair
This year’s Veterans Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16.
The event is taking place once again at the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks, with more than 30 employers registered to attend. Larry Corbin, director of veterans services in Auburn, said the job fair is always popular and is open to all job seekers, including veterans and non-veterans.
Corbin said attendees should dress accordingly; it may be cold, snowy, rainy or chilly, like last year. The event last year drew more than 800 job seekers from around the state.
Wreaths Across America Stopover/Dinner
The Wreaths Across America convoy will honor the town of Auburn with a return appearance and stopover on Monday, Dec. 10. It was originally scheduled for Dec. 9.
This group of veterans and their Gold Star Mothers, friends and supporters honored the town of Auburn last year with a stopover on their way to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
The group decorates every grave in Arlington, with the support of many volunteers, in just one day. All wreaths are donated by the Worcester Wreath Company in Maine.
The convoy travels through many towns and has decided to return to Auburn. This is a first for them, according to Corbin.
“They usually travel a different route each year, stopping at towns along the way that they have not been to,” Corbin said. “The people in Auburn gave them such a warm welcome and thank you that they decided to return to us again this year.”
The event will kick off at about 6 p.m. at the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks. Tickets are available at the lodge, and the event is open to the public. Tickets are $5 for a ziti and meatballs feast.