Veterans to be honored at ceremonies

  • Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012 9:22 p.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, November 9, 2012 2:19 p.m.

There are several Veterans Day ceremonies planned in the area over the next few days that the public are welcome to attend.

On Saturday, the Horse Creek-Midland Valley Veterans Park will honor Veterans Day at 2 p.m.

The guest speaker will be S.C. House District 84 Rep. Roland Smith, and music will be provided by the LBC High School band.

Midland Valley High School NJROTC will also be in attendance.

The park is located on Highway 421 in Bath.

On Monday, Veterans Day will be honored at the Aiken County Veterans Memorial Park on Richland Avenue at 11 a.m. organized by the James L. Hammons Marine Corps League Detachment 939.

Music will be provided by the AAA Homeschool Band, directed by Barb Rollins.

“We will be honoring all of those who have served this great country. We will have several speakers and urge everyone to come out and honor all those heroes who have served their country,” said detachment commandant Lane Parker.

S.C. House District 86 Rep. Bill Taylor and District 24 Senator-elect Tom Young will speak.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating.

The park is located at 1435 Richland Ave. W.

For more information, call Parker at 644-8300.

Veterans Day is Sunday. It became a legal federal holiday in 1938. It was first known as Armistice Day when a temporary cessation of hostilities was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I. It is a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

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