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Veterans Day events planned at airport, courthouse square

Peach State Aerodrome in Williamson will host the annual Veteran’s Day Fly-In from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 with the Warbirds flying in and putting their planes on display as well as many other historic planes.

American Legion Post 197 will host the annual Pike County Veterans Day Observance Program on the south side of the courthouse square in Zebulon starting at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11.

“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 event director Bryan Richardson.

The theme for this year’s program is “Why have a Veterans Day?” Highlights of the program include the Pike County eighth and ninth grade band who will play the National Anthem, Armed Forces Medley and more; a multi-organizational Color Guard and the posting of the colors; guest speaker, Luke Pullin; the posting of a memorial wreath at the base of the Pike County Veterans Memorial; and honoring deceased veterans with the playing of Taps.

“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 lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Mount Gilead Baptist Church.

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