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Veteran’s Day events planned

Peach State to host fly-in event Nov. 6

The Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program at Peach State Aerodrome will host the 15th annual Veteran’s Day Celebration and fly-in Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A special program to honor veterans will start at 12:55 p.m. and include a veteran recognition ceremony, patriotic music and a flyover. 

“Make sure to bring the entire family, as we will have plenty for the kids to do and helicopter rides,” said Hannah Wilson. “The Jim Hoak hangar will be open for tours and to learn more about our unique youth aviation program. All proceeds benefit our Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program.”

Post 197 plans program at 11 a.m. Nov. 11

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

“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 coordinator Bryan Richardson. “The theme for this year’s program is “Veteran Opportunities to Continue Serving America.’”

Highlights of the program will include the Pike County Middle School eighth grade band playing the National Anthem, Armed Forces Medley and Stars and Stripes Forever, a multi-organizational Color Guard and the posting of the colors, guest speaker Sergeant Major (retired) Carl Johnson, the posting of a memorial wreath at the base of the Pike County Veterans Memorial and honoring our 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 their lawn chairs.”

The inclement weather location for the event will be at Mount Gilead Baptist Church on Highway 19 north.

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