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Scouts to host Veterans Day on square

The annual Pike County Veterans Day Observance Program will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 on the south side of the courthouse square.

This year, the program will be hosted by Boy Scouts of America Troop 465G and sponsored by American Legion Post 197. The program will include youth guest speakers, performers and musicians.

“The Veterans Day program recognizes and honors America’s military veterans, extends our nation’s appreciation and pays tribute to all deceased veterans,” said Post 197’s Bryan Richardson.

The theme for this year’s program is “What Veterans Day Means” from representatives of America’s youngest generation. Highlights of the Program will include guest youth speakers, the Pike County Junior Players singing a set of well-known songs, the Pike County Schools Veterans Day Ensemble playing the National Anthem, Armed Forces Medley and more and a multi-organizational Color Guard posting the colors.

Deceased veterans will be honored with a moment of silence and the playing of Taps. A special memorial wreath will also be placed at the base of the Pike County Veterans Memorial
“Please join the community as we say ‘thank you’ and show our appreciation to current active duty military and veterans past and present, for defending the freedoms that we enjoy today,” said Richardson.

Seating is limited, so the public is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. An inclement weather location is tentatively planned for the Community Center at the Pike County Community Building on Twin Oaks Road.

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