The annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Georgetown is at 11 a.m. Saturday, 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 East View High School band, orchestra, and choir will provide music beginning at 10:45 a.m.
The guest speaker during the event is Lt. Gen. Richard R. Coffman, Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Futures Command.
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 and Georgetown ISD, is hosting its seventh annual Field of Honor® from Nov. 4-12 in the field behind the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning, at 507 E. University Ave. This location is for this year only. The event will return to San Gabriel Park in 2024.
Multiple events will take place throughout the week. The event features a field of up to 1,400 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. An opening ceremony is set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Hammerlun Center. Keynote speakers include retired Adm. Christina Alvarado Shanahan and Command Sgt. Maj. Michelle L. Thompson. Gary Powers Jr., son of Frances Gary Powers will give a special presentation Nov. 10 about his father’s infamous U-2 incident during the Cold War. A Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Nov. 10. The keynote speaker is retired Gen. Jim Huggins.
Flags will be on display Nov. 4-12. The flag sales and repost tent will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Friday (Nov. 4-10) and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 11) and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 12). Proceeds from flag sales benefit veteran and first-responder organizations. Flag’s that have been purchased can be picked up from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12.
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. 10, in observance of Veterans Day. Click here for a full list.