Auburn, Ala. - Citizens are invited to attend the City of Auburn’s Veteran’s Day ceremony to be held at the Auburn Veterans Memorial beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11. The event will include a wreath laying along with musical performances by the Drake Middle School Singers directed by Chris Deason, the Auburn High School Varsity Singers directed by Eron Smith and bagpiper Dan Drummond. Auburn Mayor Bill Ham, Jr., will officiate. Immediately following the ceremony, a reception will be held at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, located at 714 East Glenn Avenue.
Attendees are encouraged to park at Felton-Little Park and the Douglas J. Watson Municipal Complex. Parking for the disabled will be available on Ross Street, between Glenn Avenue and Harper Avenue, which will be closed to through traffic during the ceremony. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the City Council Chambers at 141 North Ross Street.
Surrounding the monument are brick pavers in honor of individual veterans with ties to members of our community. This year, 22 new bricks honoring individual Veterans were installed in time for the Veteran’s Day Ceremony. If you would like to honor a loved one who served, new bricks are available for immediate purchase to be installed in time for Veterans Day 2014. To see all of the bricks that have been installed to date, including information on each honoree, a photograph of each brick in the park and a map of each brick’s location, please visit www.auburnalabama.org/Veterans and click on the “Veterans Bricks” menu item.
First observed as Armistice Day beginning November 11, 1919, Veteran’s Day became a legal federal holiday in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. In order that we not forget the service of our past and current military, on November 11, 2013, citizens have a chance to recognize a debt of gratitude to the brave men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom.
Please join citizens in communities throughout the country on Monday, November 11, 2013 to honor our nation’s heroes.