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Veterans Day Events

Posted: November 8, 2017 - 2:13am

Augusta Vet Center Open House and Resource Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2050 Walton Way, Suite 100; local resources focused on veteran engagement, wellness and connection through activity to include Saratoga Warhorse, Heroes on the Water, Project Healing Waters, therapeutic yoga and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center;(706) 729-5762

Over There: Augusta and the Great War: a symposium on Augusta's involvement in World War I, presented by Historic Augusta, Inc.; historicaugusta.orgThursday, Nov. 9; Imperial Theatre; film screenings at 1 p.m. "The Big Parade" and 2 p.m. "Wings"; free

Film screening "All Quiet on the Western Front": Noon, Friday, Nov. 10, Morris Museum of Art; lecture 6-8 p.m. "Send the Word, Send the Word, Over There - The Songs of World War I" featuring singer Cindy Miller, pianist Alan Jones and music historian and producer/host of NPR's "Fascinatin' Rhythm"; free

Veterans Day presentations: Saturday, Nov. 11, Morris Museum of Art; 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Presentations include "Augusta's Participation in World War I, at Home and Overseas" by Dr. Russell K. Brown, "Why Would a Pacifist from Augusta go to War?" by Dr. Hurbert Van Tuyll, "Voices of WWI" by Dr. James Garvey; Veterans Day celebration; $30 or $40 (includes lunch); to register, call (706) 828-3867 or email kara.exum@themorris.com

Veterans Day Ceremony: 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, 1 Freedom Way; Lt. Col. Crystal Smith, assistant officer-in-charge of the Snyder Dental Clinic at Fort Gordon, will speak, with the 282nd Army Band Detachment 1, Fort Jackson, and the Fort Gordon Color Guard

Veterans Day Ceremony: 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, 1101 15th St.; guest speaker U.S. Air Force Col. Mark L. Mitchem, Commander 480th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, Fort Gordon; Fort Jackson 282nd Army Band, Detachment 1, Fort Gordon Post Ceremonial Detachment Color Guard; (706) 721-2531

Third annual Walk 2 Remember: 9 a.m. Awareness Rally, 10 a.m. walk, Friday, Nov. 10, Augusta University Summerville Campus; 24-hour walk-a-thon to recognize the sacrifice and dedication of U.S. veterans; sponsored by Augusta University Ranger Club and Military and Veterans Services; $25 registration, $15 for students with a JagCard; proceeds benefit Augusta Warrior Project; (706) 729-2255 or active.com

Veterans Day at Gordon Lanes: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, Gordon Lanes Bowling Center, 33200 Third Ave., Fort Gordon; two free games to all veterans with valid ID; (706) 791-3446

Veterans Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, Wade Hampton Veterans Park, Georgia Avenue, North Augusta; presented by Jesse C. Lynch Memorial Post No. 71 with North Augusta High School JROTC drill team and members of Fox Creek High School chorus, Capt. Patrick A. Count, commanding officer of the Navy Information Operations Command Georgia and Task Force 1050, will speak; in case of inclement weather, the ceremony will move to American Legion Post 71, 333 E. Spring Grove Ave.; (803) 645-8100

Third Annual Veterans Day BBQ and Benefit: 2-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway; hosted by USC Aiken Student Veterans Organization; car show, inflatables, live music, guest speakers; $5 for veterans and USC Aiken military students, $10 for USC Aiken faculty and students, $15 for public; ages 12 and younger free; (803) 643-6767

Inaugural VETERUN 5K: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, South Gibson Street at Legion Drive, Warrenton; presented by and benefiting Reese-Hyman Post 96 of the American Legion; paved, level course through neighborhoods and historic downtown Warrenton; snacks and water available; packet pick-up begins at 8 a.m.; $25 registration; special prices for veterans and service members, and for local high school track and cross-country team members; register online or see the event Facebook page for a mail-in form; email questions to Post96Warrenton@gmail.com

CSRA Veterans Day Parade: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, Broad Street between 13th and Fourth streets; with Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, as the grand marshal, participants include the 282nd Army Band Detachment 1, Fort Jackson, S.C., soldiers from the 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, along with a Joint Service Color Guard, both from Fort Gordon; Academy of Richmond County Marching ROTC, Retired Military Police Association, N.E.C. - American Legion Auxiliary, Association of the U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Chapter of the Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club, American Legion 11th District, Sergeants Major Retired of the CSRA, Ft. Gordon Youth Challenge Academy and Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association GA Chapter 25-6

Grovetown Military Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, Goodale Park, 5207 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown; to not only honor Veterans Day but to show appreciation to active duty and retired military members; craft, food and other vendors, inflatables, karaoke, K-9 demonstrations, military vehicle displays, more; (706) 860-7691 or e-mail jwheatley@cityofgrovetown.com

Veterans Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, All Wars Monument, Fourth and Broad streets; with the 282nd Army Band Detachment 1, Fort Jackson, S.C., and a Fort Gordon Joint Color Guard, Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, will speak

A Day of Service For Our Heroes: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, Springfield Village Park, 1200 Reynolds St.; presented by the Women Veterans Organization of the CSRA; health screenings, entertainment, donor station; (706) 341-1348, wvoofcsra.org

Veterans Day Celebration: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, Heroes Overlook, Riverwalk and 10th Street; sponsored by Augusta Richmond County Historical Society to honor veterans; with 282nd Army Band Detachment 1, Fort Jackson, S.C, and a Fort Gordon Joint Color Guard, Dr. Hubert van Tuyll will speak about World War I and the past 100 years; free

CSRA Veterans Day Tribute Concert: 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, Evans Towne Center Park; family friendly with inflatables, vendors, veterans rocognition, live entertainment by Amanda Pollard, Rachel Lynn, Beth Spangler, Jordan Brower, Johnny Rodriguez and Shooter Jennings; rain or shine; VIP $37.80, general admission $21.60; https://www.freshtix.com/events/the-csra-veterans-day-tribute-concert

UCW Veterans Rumble: 7 p.m. Nov. 11, Fellowship Baptist Church, 670 E. Robinson Ave., Grovetown; live professional wrestling match in support and honor of veterans; 30-man over-the-top rumble with defending champion Justin Chambers; $10, $5 for ages 4-12

Veterans Day Concert: 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 625 Georgia Ave.; with the Lakeside High School Wind Ensemble and First Baptist Choir presenting patriotic songs; free; (803) 279-6370, csrachurch.org

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SCHOOL EVENTS

Aiken County Schools: Programs will be held Nov. 10 unless noted.

Elementary Belvedere: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 9; program

Greendale: 8 a.m., 505 South Boundary Ave., New Ellenton; the Silver Bluff High School NJROTC "Devil Dogs" Color Guard will present the colors and the NJROTC Senior Naval Science Instructor Commander Brian GoldSchmidt will speak

Hammond Hill: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9

Mossy Creek: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 9

North Augusta: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9, veterans lunch; members of the Jesse C. Lynch Memorial Post 71 Ceremonial Unit will post the colors at 1 p.m.

Middle New Ellenton STEAM: Time TBA, Thursday, Nov. 10, 814 Main St. S, New Ellenton; a special assembly that includes speakers and music selections performed by the students; free

North Augusta: 9 a.m., 725 Old Edgefield Road, North Augusta; celebration of veterans, guest speaker

 

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