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The Spirit of Princeton will host COVID-modified Veterans Day ceremony 

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A handful of veterans and town officials will gather for The Spirit of Princeton’s Veterans Day commemoration at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the All Wars Monument at the corner of Mercer and Nassau streets in Princeton.

U.S. Army Capt. Galen Mandes, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr Billy Knips and U.S. Navy Lt. Alex Hydrean will speak following the playing of the national anthem and remarks from the co-presidents of the Spirit of Princeton and the mayor of Princeton. The ceremony will conclude with the traditional wreath laying.

The Spirit of Princeton organizers have taken steps to limit the actual number of people physically at the ceremony. Observers of the ceremony are expected to wear masks and adhere to social distancing.

The ceremony will be live streamed on Facebook at

Princeton Community TV will tape the ceremony that will be linked to the Spirit of Princeton website for viewing at any time after the ceremony.

The Veterans Day commemoration ceremony is financed by The Spirit of Princeton, a charitable non-profit group of local residents dedicated to bringing the community together through a variety of civic events, including the Memorial Day Parade, Flag Day Ceremony, and Veterans Day Ceremony.

Donations to The Spirit of Princeton are encouraged to ensure the future of these events. See the website for information on how to donate.

For more information about the parade or any of the associated activities, call 609-430-0144 or visit

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