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Veterans Day events slated

Published 6:13pm Wednesday, November 6, 2013

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, World War I effectively ended.

That occurrence is the roof of the Veterans Day observance in the United States of America.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month this year, American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 15 will present a Veterans Day service at Veterans Memorial Park on East Third Street in Washington. Frank Stancil, adjutant for the North Carolina Department of the American Legion, will deliver the keynote address at the observance, which is expected to last about an hour.

The National Sojourners Camp, Camp Lejeune Chapter No. 329, will present the story of how the American flag was first created. Carolina Chord Connection will lead the musical support for the program.

To honor veterans this year, Unit No. 15 members offer area individuals and families an opportunity to have a card honoring a specific veteran attached to an American flag to be displayed at Veterans Memorial Park. The card will include the veteran’s name, his/her time of service, branch of service and the names of those who are honoring the veterans. The veterans being honored and remembered will be identified during the program. Unit members plan to have 120 flags displayed from Veterans Day though Dec. 7.

The flags are on sale through today.Anyone interested in participating in the flag program should contact Betsey Lee Hodges at 975-4790.

Bath Elementary School will conduct its annual Veterans Day observance at 10 a.m. Friday in the school’s gymnasium. The observance is open to the public.

The event involves students in the observance, a longstanding tradition at the school. The observance includes honoring veterans and active-duty military personnel from the Bath community.

Washington’s Golden Corral will host its Military Appreciation Monday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Veterans Day. Free meals will be provided to veterans and active-duty military personnel.

Last year, Golden Corral restaurants raised $1.2 million for the Disabled American Veterans. Last year was the third year in a row that Golden Corral and its patrons raised more than $1 million for the DAV.

Golden Corral restaurants have served more than 3.7 million “thank-you” meals to veterans and active-duty military personnel.

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