SA to mark Veterans Day with ceremonies, concerts, parade



Several programs are being held around the Metro area to honor Veterans for Veterans Day.

For those who can't attend, the Courier will be showing live video of the parade from the newspaper office on Main Street.

Carlos Hopkins, Virginia's secretary of veterans and defense affairs, will give the keynote address at the 61st Annual Commonwealth's Veterans Day Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11.

As part of creating the veterans park, the city moved the Vietnam Memorial on Columbia Street and the Spanish-American War Memorial in Canal Square Park to the site.

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The parade was followed by a brief ceremony in front of Mooresville town hall, lunch and a concert on the town hall lawn.

"This is one small event that allows our community to come together and show a huge "thank you" to our military heroes for protecting the basic freedoms which are so often taken for granted", said Savannah City Manager Garry Welch.

After the parade ended, Lauren and her class sang "God Bless the U.S.A." for the Local 6 crew.

Marshfield's parade will begin at 10:30 Library Plaza and pass Town Hall before ending at Veterans Memorial Park for an 11 a.m. ceremony. The parade ends at Mill Creek Park Veterans Memorial off Broadway. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and will be led by retired Navy Rear Adm. William Copeland Jr.

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