Several ceremonies honoring veterans are planned throughout the community in the next several days as Veterans Day approaches.
Veterans Day always occurs the 11th month, the 11th day and at the 11th hour of each year, so the local community-wide ceremony will be held Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Fayetteville Recreation Center, home to the Warrior Project, a lasting tribute to veterans who have ever lived here in Lincoln County.
“It’s unfortunate that Veterans Day this year falls on a Sunday,” said Richard McAbee, commander of American Legion Post 42, explaining that while the day and time may be inconvenient to some, organizers decided to proceed with holding the event at 11 a.m. Sunday. “This will at least prevent any conflicts from occurring with those Veterans Day programs held by our local schools.”
Lt. Col. Brooke Grubb will be the guest speaker for the community-wide ceremony Nov. 11. Having served with the 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of the Tennessee Army National Guard, Grubb recently returned home to Fayetteville after serving almost a year in Afghanistan.
Lincoln County High School
The community is invited to the Veterans Day program set for Friday, Nov. 9, at Lincoln County High School.
Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. in room 43 at LCHS. The program begins at 9 a.m. in the school’s gymnasium.
Guests and veterans should park and enter the building from the south parking lot (the gymnasium entrance).
Fayetteville High School
All members of the armed forces are also invited to attend the Veterans Day program set for Monday, Nov. 12, at Fayetteville High School.
The ceremony there will get underway at 9 a.m. Monday.
Riverside Christian Academy will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12, at 8:30 a.m.
Speaker will be Travis Lopeman, a member of the Alabama National Guard.
Veterans and their families are invited to stay after the program for brunch provided by the RCA faculty and staff.
Flintville School will host its annual Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 12. The program there will get underway at 1:30 p.m.