Town to honor veterans Nov. 11

Town to honor veterans Nov. 11

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The Town of Franklin will honor all veterans during a special parade and ceremony to be held on Monday, Nov. 11, beginning at 10:30 a.m..  

“This will be a good time to personally thank those who have given so much, often in the worst of circumstances,” said Town of Franklin Mayor Bob Scott. “We should never forget what so many of them endured.”

All veterans are welcome to participate.  Lineup begins at 10 a.m. for veterans that wish to participate in the lower level parking lot of Franklin Town Hall. The parade will leave the lower level of Franklin Town Hall at 10:30 a.m. and travel to the gazebo on the Square. Special banners will lead each group of veterans along the parade route according to the war or time period of service. 

Events conclude with a ceremony at 11 a.m., featuring guest speaker Steve Reeves, a Vietnam veteran, a wreath-laying ceremony and the playing of “Taps.”

“I encourage parents to bring their children to the Town Square as we thank our veterans for their service,” said Mayor Scott.  “Somehow we tend to forget their service as other holidays tend to overshadow Veterans Day.” 

Those attending are encouraged to show their patriotic pride by dressing in red, white and blue.

The Veterans Parade & Ceremony is presented by the Town of Franklin.  For additional information visit TownofFranklinNC.com or call Franklin Town Hall at (828) 524-2516.

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