Every year we set aside a day to honor Americans who have served in the military. In honor of Wednesday being Veterans Day, observances and events are being held across north Georgia.
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2015 Veterans Day Ceremonies:
Cumming: Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at the City's Veterans War Memorial (will include a 21-gun salute, "Amazing Grace" and more)
Douglas County: 16th annual Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade. This is the only known nighttime lighted Veterans Day Parade in the Nation. The parade begins at 7:00 p.m. at Douglas County High School.
Gwinnett County: Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial. Annual event includes a special recognition of all veterans.
Marietta: 11th Annual Marietta Veterans Day Parade at 11:00 a.m. at Roswell Street Baptist Church. Parade loops through Marietta Square and ends between the new Cobb Courthouse and Marietta City Hall. Ceremony will follow at noon.
Snellville: Annual Veterans Day event. Ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m. on the Towne Green, just yard away from the Veterans Memorial
Suwanee: Local Suwanee Schlotzky's will hold a flag raising ceremony at 3:00 p.m. Free meals will be offered to all uniformed ROTC students, active military and veterans from 3-6:00 p.m.