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Where you can honor veterans this Veterans Day
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World War II veterans stand on Veterans Day in 2015 to be honored during a ceremony at Rock Creek Veterans Park in Gainesville.

“We raise funds for veterans all year, but it’s nice to have a special day for the veterans and the members and their wives.” American Legion Post 7 Commander Dave Dellinger

Veterans Day events

Friday

Rock Creek Veterans Park

What: Honoring veterans, including James Ed Clark who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam

When: 9 a.m.

Where: 223 Northside Drive NW, Gainesville

YMCA

What: A reception to give veterans letters and cards made by members and kids of the YMCA program. Short program and refreshments.

When: 10:30 a.m.

Where: 2455 Howard Road, Gainesville

More info: 770-297-9622

Lakewood Baptist Church

What: Annual program hosted by American Legion Post 7, which includes Riverside Military Academy’s color guard and speaker Col. William Gallagher, Riverside’s president

When: 11 a.m.

Where: 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

More info: 770-532-6307

University of North Georgia

What: Parade on the drill field

When: 3-4 p.m.

Where: 82 College Circle, Dahlonega

More info: richard.neikirk@ung.edu or www.business.dahlonega.org/events/details/veterans-day-parade-38261

SATURDAY

American Legion

What: Car show and cookout hosted by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 772

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 2343 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

More info: 770-534-7091

St. John Baptist Church

What: Charity drive for veterans and homeless

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 757 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville

American Legion

What: Live country and rock music with unlimited cheeseburgers and hot dogs

How much: $20

When: 5 p.m. to midnight

Where: 2343 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

More info: 770-534-7091

MONDAY

Rotary Club meeting

What: World War II veterans speaking

When: 12:45 p.m.

Where: First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., Gainesville

Regional events