Veterans, family, friends, one and all are welcome and encouraged to attend a special Readfield History Walk on Friday, Nov. 11. Participants should gather at Readfield Corner Cemetery on Church Road by 10 a.m., where walkers will be guided through part of the cemetery to learn about some of the veterans buried there. Following this, walkers will follow Church Road and Main Street to Gile Hall, 8 Old Kents Hill Road, to join in a tribute to veterans starting at 11 a.m. After the tribute a soup and bread luncheon will be provided by Torsey Church, also known as Readfield United Methodist Church, starting at 11:15 a.m., upstairs at Gile Hall.

Parking is available at the old fairgrounds parking lot on Church Road. Those who do not wish to walk to Gile Hall are welcome to drive. Drivers will be available to chauffeur walkers back to the old fairground’s parking lot from Gile Hall. Veterans and all others are encouraged to attend all or any part of this event.

This Veterans Day event is a collaborative effort by members of the Readfield History Walkers, town of Readfield Select Board, Readfield Heritage Days Committee, Readfield Cemetery Committee and Torsey Memorial Church. The objectives of Readfield History Walks are for participants to learn more about the surrounding area — both current and historical — while enjoying the beauty and invigoration of the outdoors. According to where the walks are held, various organizations, town committees, schools, churches, businesses and homeowners are included in the planning and in leading the tours. In most cases background information and research is provided through written material. For more information, visit readfieldhistorywalks.blogspot.com or email [email protected].