Ceremony to honor those who have served in military
The celebration of those who served in the military will continue this morning as the James L. Hammons Marine Corps League Detachment 939 will host its annual Veterans Day celebration at the Aiken County Veterans Memorial Park.
The event, located at 1435 Richland Ave. W., will begin at 11 a.m.
“It's a ceremony to pay homage to all the veterans. it's just our way of recognizing all that served,” detachment commandant Lane Parker said. “It's something I feel we should do every week or every month.”
Parker said that S.C. House District 86 Rep. Bill Taylor and Senator-elect Tom Young will be on hand to speak during the ceremony.
The AAA Homeschool Band, a local band directed by Barb Rollins, will be providing the music.
“The AAA Homeschool Band will be playing some patriotic music for us; they've been playing for us for years,” Parker said. “The band will play songs for each branch of service, too.”
Parker said those planning on attending should bring their own chairs.
“We'd like to ask that all of the veterans come out and be recognized with us,” Parker said.
Veterans Day, first known as Armistice Day, became a legal federal holiday in 1938. It is a holiday to dedicated to veterans of all wars.
For more information on this morning's event, Parker can be contacted at 644-8300.