Here's how Central Georgia is honoring veterans this Veterans Day.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Huntington Middle School's Veterans Day Ceremony - The school in Warner Robins will be hosting a ceremony Friday, November 8 starting with a student processional at 7:30 a.m. The band will be performing, and Retired Gunnery Sergeant Jim Berres will be the guest speaker.
David Perdue Elementary Veterans Day Ceremony - The school in Warner Robins will be holdings its 6th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 9 a.m. Refreshments will be served before at 8:45 a.m. This event will honor students’ family members who are veterans or active duty military.
VECTR Center Veterans Day Celebration - The VECTR Center will have a Veterans Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The VECTR Center will offer a range of activities, including health screenings by Houston Healthcare and the Department of Health, a three-hour block of presentations by veterans, and free painting classes. A light lunch provided by Sonny’s BBQ will also be available.
Byron Middle School's 10th Annual Invite a Veteran to Lunch Day - Byron Middle in Peach County is encouraging students to invite community veterans to lunch Friday, November 8. An assembly honoring veterans will take place from 10 to 11 a.m., and the complementary lunch for veterans will be from 11 to 12 p.m.
Rutland High School's Veterans Day Ceremony - The school in Macon is holding a ceremony starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 8. Rutland’s Marine Corps JROTC sword detail, color guard, and cadets will be performing. Afterwards, there will be a Marine Corps birthday cake cutting at 1 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Tribute to Veterans and Battle of Normandy Encampment - Georgia Veterans State Park in Cordele will be having a brick laying ceremony starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 9. The encampment will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park is located at 2459 U.S. 280 in Crisp County.
Third Annual Veterans Day Parade in Dublin - The parade will take place Saturday, November 9. Judging of floats begins at 11 a.m., and the parade itself starts at 1 p.m. They'll be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the American Legion. The parade will start on Highway 441 South and Telfair Street, go down Jefferson Street, then onto Jackson Street, and finally end on Oak Street near Christ Chapel Church. Street closures will begin about one hour prior to the parade.
Six Flags Over Georgia's Veterans Appreciation Weekend - On Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 the park in Austell, Georgia is offering free park admission to veterans with a valid military ID card or DD214. Veterans can also purchase and unlimited number of additional tickets for family or friends at half-price per ticket.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Veterans Day Celebration - The True Faith Church of God in Christ on Jeffersonville Road will hold a Veterans Day Celebration at 11 a.m.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Georgia College Veterans Day tribute - Four restored memorials—and commemoration of the only serviceman in Baldwin County to die in the Afghanistan and Iraqi wars—are the hallmark features of Georgia College’s Veterans Day tribute to those who served in the United States Armed Forces. The 9 a.m. ceremony Monday, Nov. 11, will be in front of the Old Courthouse on the corner of W. Hancock and Wilkinson Streets
Telfair County Elementary School's Veterans Day Ceremony - The school will host a ceremony for the community Monday, November 11 starting at 9:30 a.m. The school's chorus will perform and Brannon Knight, a sergeant in the Army National Guard and a Telfair County High graduate, will be the guest speaker.
Saint Joseph's Catholic School in Macon - The school will hold a Veterans Day mass and reception at 10 a.m. at the church on Poplar Street. Veterans and military members are asking to process down the aisle and sit at the front. A light breakfast will be held after in the Social Hall.
Veterans Day band concert - Veterans High School in Kathleen will be holding its annual Veterans Day band concert at 11 a.m. in the school's auditorium. Admission is free.
Warner Robins Veterans Day - The city of Warner Robins will be holding its Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Warner Robins City Hall.
Veterans Day Ceremony on Coleman Hill - Middle Georgia State University and Macon-Bibb County are hosting a ceremony Monday, November 11 at 11 a.m. The university president will present challenge coins to veterans who attend the event, and Mayor Reichert will make remarks. Coleman Hill Park is located at 285 Spring Street in Macon.
Macon Cemetery Preservation Corporation Veterans Day Program - This year's program will be at the Historic Linwood Cemetery starting at 11 a.m.
Dublin VA Veterans Day program - The Carl Vinson VA will hold its annual program at 11 a.m. in the auditorium. Voice Season 16 contestant Rebecca Howell will sing a special tribute. This year’s ceremony will give a special honor to female Veterans for their contributions.
Cochran Veterans Day event - Cochran will hold a Veterans Day event at 11 a.m. at the Courthouse Square on N. Second Street. The guest speaker will be the Bleckley Primary principal Quent Floyd, who served in the US Navy.
Macon-Bibb NAACP veterans lunch - The Macon-Bibb NAACP will serve lunch to all veterans from 12-3 p.m. at the Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on Greter Street.
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