Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Annual Veterans Day program moved to Dogwood Dell

Annual Veterans Day program moved to Dogwood Dell

Fort Sam Houston will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road. Nicole Erwin of WKMS News was on site to capture the events in photos.

"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. The event will feature bands, veterans groups and service organizations.

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Health and wellness checks will be offered along with free self-guided tours of the battleship for veterans and current service members with valid military identification.

In addition, there will be a special program on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, from 6-7pm at Whitewater State Park (near Winona). A resource fair and vehicle show will be held from 11:30 a.m. -3:30 the parking lot of Jackie Robinson Stadium.

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It stepped off at 12:30 front of City Hall on Lakeside Avenue. The ceremony will include readings honoring veterans that have been written by local students. The Boy Scouts will also be holding a flag retirement ceremony at 2 at the Whipple Senior Center.

The annual Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Fresno will be this Saturday, November 11th.

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Wampsville - Madison County will honor its veterans with a ceremony at its county veterans memorial at 11 a.m. Jerry Key, followed by a brief statement about the history of Veterans Day and the Vietnam War by retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Joe Hurd of Hardin County. From 1971-1977, Veterans Day was held in late October.

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