Even though Veterans Day was officially observed on Sunday, Nov. 11, with the holiday falling on the weekend, residents still have numerous ways to show respect for military veterans in ceremonies throughout Hall County.
American Legion Paul E. Bolding Post 7
The ceremony will include speeches, patriotic music and somber wreath layings recognizing war veterans. U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, will be the featured speaker. The Chestatee High School band and Maranatha Christian Academy’s chorus are scheduled to perform.
When: 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12
Where: Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 772
The event will feature retired Marine Lt. Col. Pat Zaudtke as the main speaker.
When: 9 a.m. Monday,
Where: Rock Creek Veterans Park, 223 Northside Drive, Gainesville.
Lula Remembrance Ceremony
When: 10 a.m. Monday
Where: Lula Elementary School gym, 6130 Chattahoochee St. (moved due to chance of rain)
Boy Scout Troop 26 will host a flag retirement ceremony at the Scout Hut behind First Baptist Church.
When: 7 p.m. Monday
Where: First Baptist Church, 751 Green St, Gainesville
National Roll Call
The event, taking place on the patio in front of the Student Center, will involve students, faculty and staff reciting the names of service members from Georgia killed in action during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday
Where: University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Compiled by Jeff Gill and Shannon Casas