Veterans Day events

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: 9 a.m. today; Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, 1101 15th St.; Sgt. Maj. Ronald S. Pflieger, from Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon, speaker; Army Signal Corps Band, Post Ceremonial Detachment Color Guard, Butler High School Drill Team; open to the public; (706) 721-2531


CHUKKER CREEK VETERANS DAY PROGRAMS: Grades 3-5 9:30 a.m., grades K-2 12:30 p.m. today; Chukker Creek Elementary School, 1830 Chukker Creek Road, Aiken; open to the public; (803) 641-2474

VETERANS DAY PARADE: 10-11 a.m. today; begins at Sacred Heart Cultural Center at 13th and Greene streets, proceeds to Broad Street, down Broad to Fourth Street, ends at All Wars Monument for the 11 a.m. Veterans Day ceremony; VIP Reviewing Platform between Seventh and Eighth streets

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM: 11 a.m. today; Wagener-Salley High School auditorium, 272 Main St. S., Wagener; (803) 564-1100

PATRIOTIC VOICES: HISTORIC FIGURES PORTRAYED BY ACTOR BOB ROLLINS: 7:30 p.m. today; Veterans Day benefit for St. Stephens Ministry; St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St.; $25, $20 for seniors and active military; (706) 722-7092, ext. 3

VETERANS APPRECIATION AND SALUTE TO THE BUFFALO SOLDIER: 6 p.m. Saturday; held by the Augusta Branch NAACP; Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1224 Laney-Walker Blvd.; $25; (706) 210-8339 or
(706) 733-6242




Pop Rocks: Augusta, my Christmas wish list has one thing

My family often accuses me of being a difficult person to Christmas shop for. While it is true that my tastes run toward the particular and tend to lean heavily on easy-to-wrap standards such as books and records, I believe that as I get older, I’m less concerned with the item than the idea. Give me something I believe you have thought about and carefully considered, and I’m happy. The present clearly purchased at the drug store the day before is met with considerably less enthusiasm.

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