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Five Things You Need To Know Today: Nov. 11, 2011

This Friday, say "thank you" to those who have served our country.

Remembering our heroes-

Today is Veterans Day, a day to honor those who have served in the US armed forces and the sacrifices they have made. Stop by the Museum of Work and Culture for starting at 11 a.m. or on Saturday, help who was injured in Afghanistan.

Kickin' it Country-

The has gone country. Every Friday, the bar now has a DJ playing Country Hits and offers free line dancing from 9:30 to 11 p.m.

Rail Service Expansion-

Commuter rail service expansion, which is expected to double the number of stops at TF Green Airport on the Providence/Stoughton, is slated to begin next week. The new service will include 20 weekday stops, and for the first time provide service to and from the Airport to better match up with flight departure and arrival times.

Globe Park Elementary School acknowledges September Students of the Month-

The following students were honored for being "Most Helpful" at during the month of September (pictured above):
 
Nicholas Orlando
Devan Swiech
Jack Raymond
Elizabeth Smith
Joshua Oliveira
Kylie Khongsouvankham
Romeo Parker
Libby Brown
Harrison Blais
Alexis Masse
Emilee Smith
Edward Sumner
Summer Leavitt

And for your final Friday "Thing to know," Reflections with Connie Lemonde:

REFLECTIONS

Do you know what it feels like to live in a country where the sound of thunder is really that of bombs exploding in far-away cities, and you fear that the planes will soon be over your head destroying your home, and all those you cherish.

Do you know what it's like to live in a country where you have to watch every word that you say, especially about the government and its processes, lest someone—maybe even a neighbor--is waiting to report you to the government police, who will be glad to pick you up and throw you into a prison or a labor camp.

Do you go to church on Sundays?  Imagine what it must be like to have to go to a religious service in hiding because there's a law against worshiping God? And beware if you get caught!

We have no idea, do we? Yet, this could happen to us were it not for the the men and women who have lived, fought, and died under torturous conditions so that we may never have to endure such fears, or lose the freedoms granted to us in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Let us thank God for this wonderful country and for the veterans who, even today,  are fighting and dying so that we can live in peace and security.
                           
Lemonde's short inspirational, surprising and humorous stories about local people can be heard on radio station WOON 1240 AM every Friday at 9:00 a.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. Also available online at www.onworldwide.com anytime. Just scroll down to to C'est La Vie.  Do you have an inspiring or interesting story to tell? Contact Lemonde at conlemonde@gmail.com. SUBJECT: radio

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