The annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Georgetown is at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza, 2 Texas Drive. All veterans and their families attending will be recognized, and several veterans will participate in the program. The Georgetown High School band, orchestra, and choir will provide music beginning at 10:45 a.m.
The guest speaker during the event is Juan Amaya Jr., Williamson County Veterans Services Director.
Parking is available at the Sun City 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 for event seating. Guests also may bring a folding chair and sit at the plaza under the trees.
The Sun City Community Association will serve refreshments on the Social Center patio after the ceremony.
The event is free and open to the public. In case of rain, the event will be held in the ballroom at the Social City Social Center, 2 Texas Drive.
Field of Honor®
The Rotary Club of Georgetown Foundation, in cooperation with the City of Georgetown, is hosting its sixth annual Field of Honor® from Nov. 5-12 in San Gabriel Park, at Chamber Way and East Morrow Street.
The event features a field of up to 1,600 American flags, each purchased to honor of a past or present veteran, active or reserve-duty military, or first responder, including K-9 and equestrian heroes. This year the event also will include the Tunnel to Towers 9/11 “Never Forget” Mobile Exhibit. An escorted arrival and ceremony is set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 in San Gabriel Park.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, large static displays – tanks, fire, police, sheriff, and emergency vehicles – will be on display. The Grand Opening Ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. with a Parade of Colors. A Veterans Day Ceremony will also be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, with a Patriots Celebration barbecue that evening.
Flags will be on display Nov. 5-12. The flag sales and repost tent will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday-Thursday (Nov. 5-10) and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Nov. 11-12). Proceeds from flag sales benefit veteran and first-responder organizations. Flag pick up will be noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.
More information, including a schedule of events, can be found at georgetowntxfieldofhonor.org.
City offices closed
Many City of Georgetown offices and facilities will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Click here for a full list.