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Veterans Day parades, ceremonies around Atlanta

Veterans Day parades, ceremonies around Atlanta

Meanwhile, the Baggot family has viewed the parade from the same location - between Rose Garden and Kitty Hawk - for the last nine years to pay respect to veterans, including those in their family.

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day because the "armistice" or agreement signed between the Allies and Germany ended World War I. It called for the cessation of all hostilities to take effect at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year in 1918.

Andrews celebrated veterans on Saturday, Nov. 4. with a parade down Main Street and a ceremony in the Library Pavilion. For those looking to attend a special event in honor of this special day, there are several events happening around Eufaula this week celebrating Veterans Day, which is November 11. Norman Sanderson, R-Carteret, Craven and Pamlico counties; and Rep. Michael Speciale, R-Craven and Pamlico. The U.S. Army Band also played during that event and the Andrews High School Chorus performed.

There will be color guards and military equipment from the Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and numerous eastern North Carolina veterans' organizations and their auxiliaries will be in the parade.

First Presbyterian Church, Morehead City, invites all veterans to a free barbecue lunch after the parade. Along with area veterans groups, there will be an assortment of fire trucks and military equipment. Veterans Day is a time to thank and honor our veterans.

The celebration will honor veterans for their patriotism, love of country, willingness to serve, and sacrifice for the common good.