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Veteran’s Day observances Monday in Northwest Georgia

November 10, 2019–12:59 p.m.

STAFF REPORTS

Monday is Veteran’s Day and a number of events are planned to honor everyone who has served in our nation’s armed forces.

On Monday at 11 a.m., the Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 of the American Legion will present the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at Myrtle Hill.

The service will feature patriotic music from the Model High School Band, and the laying wreaths at the Tomb of the Known Soldier Charles Graves.

A service will also be held in Cave Spring at 11 a.m. featuring a wreath-laying at the Downtown Square Gazebo.

Then Monday night, the Rome International Film Festival will present a free screening of the movie Saving Private Ryan at 7 p.m. at the Rome City Auditorium.

In Gordon County: Gordon Central’s 10th Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration starts at 10 a.m. and will feature guest speakers and patriotic music.

Calhoun Middle School will present a Veteran’s Day concert tonight at 7 p.m. at the Calhoun Performing Arts Center.

In Bartow County: The City of Adairsville will host a Veterans Day Ceremony this morning from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

It will be held at the brand new Adairsville Veterans Memorial Park.

Last Thursday, the Mayor, City Council, and staff cut the ribbon for the park which is now open to the public from dawn until dusk.

There will also be a Veterans Day Ceremony at the American Legion Carl Boyd Post 42 on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Cartersville at 11 a.m.

In Polk County:  There will be a Veterans Day Ceremonies at the Cedartown Veteran’s Park on East Avenue at 11 a.m.

Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans, living or dead, but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.

Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.

Except for a brief time, from 1971 to 1975, it has been observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month ever since.

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