Ceremony to honor the fallen is Sunday in Escazú church

Servicemen who died defending their country will be honored Sunday in a joint Remembrance Day/Veterans Day ceremony at the Escazú Christian Fellowship in Escazú.

The ceremony will be part of the regular 5 p.m. worship service. Pastor Stacey Steck will officiate. The service will be in English.

Dignitaries from Britain and several of the Commonwealth countries will take part, said an announcement by the church. Also attending will be the Costa Rican veterans organizations, American Legion post 10, 12 and 16, the Marine Corps League and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11207.

The church and the veterans organizing the event said that everyone is welcomed, particularly those who are veterans, children of veterans and family and widows of veterans. Services are held in the International Baptist church in Guachipelín, Escazú, just off the Caldera highway.

Monday, Nov. 11, is the official Veteran’s Day in the United States, and it is a federal holiday. The day is the modern version of Armistice Day that marked the end of fighting in World War I.

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