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5 ceremonies where you can show respect for veterans on Monday
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U.S. Air Force veteran James Brooks searches for his name in a memorial to veterans of Hall County after a Veterans Day event Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Rock Creek Veterans Park in Gainesville. - photo by David Barnes

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)

Flag retirement

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