Rockville Invites Public to Veterans Day Ceremony

Local Korean War Veteran to Speak at Nov. 11 Event Rockville, Md., Nov. 4 – Rockville will honor veterans of our nation’s armed forces in a special ceremony on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held in Veterans Park, at the intersection of Route 28 and Rockville Pike. It will include a wreath-laying and 21-gun salute by the American Legion Post 86 Honor Guard. This year’s guest speaker is retired Navy Yeoman 3rd Class Roger Langley, who served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for the entire duration of the Korean War. His service included an eight-month combat tour on board the battleship USS Missouri. Among his duties were writing press releases on the ship’s combat operations and supervising the publication of the ship’s daily newspaper and other ship publications. After his naval service, Langley earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Syracuse University and worked for a number of newspapers and national magazines. He has had 10 print and audio books published and has taught part-time at 10 colleges and universities. Roger and his wife Norma have been residents of Rockville for more than 40 years. Their three children, David, Jennifer and Michael, are graduates of Richard Montgomery High School. Roger served two terms as president of the Woodley Gardens homeowners association. He retired from the Montgomery County government in 1998 as manager of the Silver Spring Urban District. Parking for ceremony attendees will be available at the Sandy Spring Bank building, between Fleet Street and Rockville Pike. For details on parking, directions and general event information, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/veteransday. For additional information, email specialevents@rockvillemd.gov or call 240-314-8620. MEDIA CONTACT: Marylou Berg Director of Communication 240-314-8105 mberg@rockvillemd.gov

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