Community Joins Together to Celebrate Veterans Day

Civil Air Patrol Cadet/SM Sgt. Ian Schofield places a flag on the grave of a fallen soldier at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery on Veterans Day.
Civil Air Patrol Cadet/SM Sgt. Ian Schofield places a flag on the grave of a fallen soldier at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery on Veterans Day.

Faces were solemn as dozens of residents, veterans and community groups reverently laid flags on the graves of the roughly 400 fallen soldiers in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery on a brisk fall Wednesday morning. This is the first of several events locally to celebrate veterans past, present and future on Veterans Day.

The public is invited to take part in the day of celebration:

8 a.m.: Free Breakfast hosted by American Legion Auxiliary at the American Legion Post 42 at 200 Rockpile Blvd.

11 a.m.: Memorial Ceremony at Legacy Park

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1 p.m.: Veterans Day Parade (begins on the corner of 2nd Street and 4-J Avenue, then proceeds along 2nd to conclude at the intersection of Osborne Avenue)

4 p.m.: Removal of the flags at Mt. Pisgah

6 p.m.: Complimentary dinner for local veterans and Gold Star families at the American Legion Post 42 (attendance is limited to veterans and Gold Star families and one guest with reception beginning at 5 p.m.).

Members of the Civil Air Patrol take part in the annual flag laying ceremony in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery on Veterans Day.
Members of the Civil Air Patrol take part in the annual flag laying ceremony in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery on Veterans Day.