Vet­eran’s Day ser­vices com­ing up in Rock­mart, Cedar­town

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Vet­eran’s Day is com­ing up this week­end, and cel­e­bra­tions are hap­pen­ing on Sun­day af­ter­noon in Rock­mart and Mon­day in Cedar­town to mark the re­mem­brance of those who have served in the na­tion’s Armed Forces.

Nov. 11 will see The Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 12 gath­er­ing for their an­nual ser­vice, with Dale Cock­rill set to be the guest speaker at the Vet­eran’s Memo­rial next to the Sil­ver Comet Trail­head at Se­aborn Jones Park.

The an­nual ser­vice is set to start at 2 p.m., and the pub­lic is in­vited and en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in the cer­e­mony.

Vet­er­ans are also asked to come back out for a Mon­day ser­vice in Cedar­town be­ing or­ga­nized by Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 86.

The Cedar­town post is host­ing their cer­e­mony start­ing at 11 a.m. with this year’s guest speaker fea­tur­ing re­tired Prison War­den Robert Bourbo, a U.S. Army vet­eran, and Tal­lapoosa Cir­cuit Dis­trict At­tor­ney Jack Brown­ing.

Post 86 ad­di­tion­ally plans food and fel­low­ship fol­low­ing the an­nual ser­vice at their post build­ing at 1675 Rock­mart High­way.

The United States first took part in the an­nual re­mem­brance to mark end of the first World War in 1918, when Ar­mistice Day was pre­vi­ously cel­e­brated.

It be­came Vet­er­ans Day in 1954, and this year is cen­ten­nial of the an­nual event.

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