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City to observe Veterans Day

Published 10:14am Saturday, November 10, 2012

Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and schools and businesses across the city have already been memorializing the day. A few more events remain for honoring those who have given their all for America.

Saturday the Bill Nichols State Veterans Home will play host to a program put on by the Disabled American Veterans.

The program – a fundraiser for the veterans home – will include a barbecue and a car show.

The city will hold its Veterans Day program Sunday at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex at 2 p.m.

“Mr. Jerry Martin is going to be our speaker. He’s been in service and is a very decorated soldier,” Shaw said.

Shaw said the program will also include a wreath laying ceremony for all military branches, as well as the playing of taps and a 21-gun salute.

“All those are moving experiences,” Shaw said. “We have a great program … I would encourage everyone to come out and support our veterans.”

A number of businesses will be closed Monday for Veterans Day, including:

- all city and county schools

- the Alexander City Post Office

- the courthouse (both in Dadeville and Alexander City)

- local banks (including Wells Fargo, Aliant Bank and Regions)

- Alexander City City Hall

- Dadeville City Hall

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