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Veterans Day celebrations to be held Monday
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Dawsonvilles annual Veterans Day celebration is today at Dawson County Middle School, followed by a parade through downtown. - photo by File photo
The Veterans Affairs of Dawson County will be presenting a Veterans Day celebration Monday, Nov. 12 at Dawson County Junior High School. The day will start at 1 p.m. with a luncheon for the veterans, active military and law and emergency personnel and their spouses in the school cafeteria. Lunch will be served by the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority. The ceremony will follow at 2 p.m. and a parade through downtown Dawsonville will begin at 3:30 p.m. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and to celebrate that this year’s parade will honor WWI veterans with a soldier in a 100-year-old WWI uniform. Leading the parade will be Grand Marshal Al Wilson, a WWII veteran. The parade will also feature the Dawson County High School band, vintage military vehicles, Junior ROTC cadets, floats from local organizations and a number of show vehicles.