Originally created 11/11/05

Veterans Day Events



Here are events scheduled for Veterans Day:


TODAY

NURSING HOME CEREMONY: The program begins at 9 a.m. at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, 1101 15th St., with the U.S. Army Signal Corps joint service color guard from Fort Gordon. There also will be a ceremonial firing squad. Col. Jeffrey Smith, the director of the Training and Doctrine Command Program Integration Office for Networks at Fort Gordon, will speak. For more information, call 721-2387.

THE CSRA-AUGUSTA 2005 VETERANS DAY PARADE: The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cultural Center at 13th and Greene streets and will end at the All Wars Monument for the 11 a.m. Veterans Day Ceremony. The parade's Military Grand Marshall will be Brig. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, the commanding general of Fort Gordon. The parade will feature bands, veteran and civic groups, Army Signal Corps Band, color guard and marching units and high school JROTC units. Call for 738-0302 for more information.

HEROES' OVERLOOK CEREMONY: A ceremony, sponsored by the city and the Augusta County Historical Society will be held at 1 p.m. at the Heroes' Overlook, Riverwalk Augusta at 10th Street. The event will feature James Livingston, a retired Marine Corps general and Medal of Honor recipient. For more information, call 737-1532.

ALL WARS MONUMENT CEREMONY: The event will be at 11 a.m. at the All Wars Monument, 4th and Broad streets. There will be color guards from American Legion Post 63, local high schools JROTC units and Fort Gordon, which will provide a salute firing squad and a bugler for the playing of Taps. There will be covered seating for the elderly and handicapped. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at the city parking garage at the corner of 9th and Greene streets. For more information, call 737-7168.

CARD SIGNING: The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 649 will sign Christmas cards from 1 to 2 p.m. at its post, 2430 Windsor Spring Road. The cards are for troops in the Middle East and for veterans in VA hospitals. For more information, call 793-4111.

ASU CEREMONY: Augusta State University will hold its ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Quadrangle at the university, 2500 Walton Way. Command Sgt. Maj. James Clifford of the 52nd Ordnance Group at Fort Gillem, Ga., will speak. Before the ceremony, ASU cadets will place flags on the graves of American soldiers buried in the Arsenal Cemetery. For more information, call 667-4647.

LAKESIDE MIDDLE CELEBRATION: The school will hold its seventh annual Veterans Day celebration at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium, 527 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans. Retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer William A. Crowell will speak. For more information, call 855-6900.

USC AIKEN HISTORY CLUB: The club will hold its Veterans Day celebration at noon in the Business and Education Building Gym, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Delray Herrington, a World War II veteran, will speak at the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information, call (803) 641-3673.

COURTHOUSE CEREMONY: Fort Gordon's Lt. Col. Nello Thomas, the commander of the 369th Signal Battalion, will speak at the event which begins at 11 a.m. at the Burke County Courthouse, East Sixth Street. For more information, call (706) 554-2324

BARNWELL HIGH SCHOOL: The celebration begins at 2 p.m. at the school, 474 Jackson St., Barnwell, S.C. Command Sgt. Maj. Vernon Praymous, of the 442nd Signal Battalion, will speak. For more information, call (803) 541-1390.

SATURDAY

SOCIETY CEREMONY: The Glascock County Historical Society will hold its ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, Warren Street, Gibson, Ga. Maj. Tracy Pinkston, an officer of Fort Gordon's 447th Signal Battalion, will speak.

SUNDAY

Jefferson County Observance: The observance will begin at 3 p.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse, East Broad Street, Louisville, Ga. Fort Gordon will provide a color guard and firing squad. For more information, call (478) 625-8134

CHURCH CEREMONY: The Hill Baptist Church, 2165 Kings Way, will honor military veterans during its 11 a.m. service. All members of the armed forces, active and retired, are welcome. For more information, call 736-8446.