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November 8, 2013

Events, programs and parade to honor veterans

— There are a number of ceremonies and events starting today as we prepare for Veterans Day. The events are capped by Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade in Athens.

The sixth annual parade is set for 11 a.m. and will begin at Athens High School and follow the Christmas Parade route. Last year, about 120 groups and organizations participated.

Grand marshals are Carmen Montgomery, a World War II nurse, of Carbon Hill, and Alice Rogers, a World War II cadet nurse, of Athens. Louise Steel, also of Athens, is the honorary grand marshal.

After the parade, free chicken stew will be served at the Vietnam Veterans of America Building on Elm Street.

Veterans Day programs

State, city and county offices will be closed Monday and Athens city and Limestone County schools will also be off for Veterans Day.

• Johnson Elementary School will honor the county’s veterans at 8:30 a.m. today in the gymnasium.

• Athens Middle School will hold an assembly with Wounded Warriors at 8:30 a.m. today. The public is invited.

• East Limestone High School were to honor the county’s veterans at 9 a.m. today. Breakfast served in the library at 8:30 a.m.

• Athens High School were to honor veterans at 9:30 a.m. today in the south gymnasium. A reception in the JROTC rifle range will follow.

• James L. Cowart Elementary School will honor veterans at 1 p.m. today in the auditorium.

• West Limestone High School will honor veterans at 1:30 p.m. today in the gym.

• Car Wash Express 2 will provide a free car wash on Veterans Day to veterans. The car wash is on U.S. 72 next to Chick-fil-A.

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4765 on Alabama 127 will hold a chicken stew at 11 a.m. Monday. Retired Colonel Eli Ballard will speak.

• The Alabama Veterans Museum at 100 E. Pryor Street in Athens will be open Monday.

• Brookhill Elementary School will honor the county’s veterans at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the school auditorium.

 

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