Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza, 2 Texas Drive.  The event will honor all those veterans who have served in our military forces and those men and women who are serving today.

The East View High School band, orchestra, and choir will provide music beginning at 10:45 a.m. The guest speaker will be Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Kamper, Chief of Staff, Combined Joint Task Force–Operation Inherent Resolve, III Corps and Fort Hood. All veterans and their families attending will be recognized and several veterans will participate in the program.  Chaplain Lucinda Valenti, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, will give the invocation and the benediction. Retired U.S. Army Maj. Erik Stoeckle will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

U.S. Air Force retired Master Sgt. John Wood will assist Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross in placing a wreath at the Memorial Wall in honor of all servicemen and women. U.S. Air Force retired Chief Master Sgt. Tim Timko will assist Williamson County Commissioner Valerie Covey in placing a second wreath at the Williamson County Memorial Wall in memory of the 175 servicemen from Williamson County who have given their lives in combat.

Parking is available at the Social Center at 2 Texas Drive and across the street at the Activities Center at 1 Texas Drive. Seven-hundred folding chairs will be placed at the Memorial, or guests are invited to bring a folding chair and sit under the trees. The Community Association will provide refreshments on the Social Center patio after the ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.  Please come and honor our veterans.

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