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Veterans Day ceremonies planned
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Forsyth County News


Many Veterans Day ceremonies recognizing our veterans will take place this week, most notably the city of Cumming's annual observance Thursday at the Veterans War Memorial.

Many local schools have also planned events.

The city's celebration, sponsored by American Legion Post 307 in Cumming, will begin at the official time of 11 a.m. Thursday.

Mayor Ford Gravitt will give the welcome speech among hundreds of American flags set up in the field.

Forsyth County resident Kyle Howling, a retired Marine Corps major and current airline pilot, will be the event's main speaker.

The Forsyth County Honor Guard, local Veterans of Foreign Wars and Forsyth Central High School's Flash of Crimson band and North Forsyth High's Marine Corps JROTC will also take part in the ceremony.

Prior to the event, the local Post 9143 of the VFW will be holding a breakfast that is open to the public.

For $4, visitors can enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, plus sausage, eggs, bacon and fellowship with members of the VFW.

The money will go toward the organization's community fund, which is gradually being replenished after a burglary at the post in May.

North Forsyth High School is holding its Veterans Day ceremony tonight.

The school's JROTC will observe the 235th birthday of the Marine Corps and Veterans Day in a ceremony at 7:30 p.m. at the high school's football stadium.

The event is open to the public.

Other county schools also have ceremonies planned this week. Among them: Big Creek, Coal Mountain, Haw Creek, Johns Creek, Matt, Settles Bridge and Silver City elementary schools; and Piney Grove Middle School.