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Veterans Day celebrations this Friday
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Grand Marshal Loy Rouse prepares to lead the 12th annual Veterans Day parade through the streets of downtown Dawsonville on Nov. 11, 2016. The parade followed a free luncheon for veterans and their families as well as a program where children from local schools performed and Don Brown, president of Veterans Affairs of Dawson County, was recognized as the 2016 Veteran of the Year. - photo by Allie Dean Dawson County News

A county-wide celebration of Veterans Day organized by the Veterans Affairs of Dawson County will be held this Friday.

The day will start at 1 p.m. with a luncheon for veterans and their spouses at the Dawson County Junior High School. Lunch will be provided by the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority and Chick-fil-A.

A program will follow at 2 p.m. and a parade through downtown Dawsonville will begin at 3 p.m.

Both Dawson County and City of Dawsonville offices will be closed Friday.

Other Veterans Day events:

Flag retirement ceremony

A flag retirement ceremony, which will be a dignified disposal of unserviceable flags, will be held at the Veterans Memorial Park in Dawsonville at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11.

This annual event is conducted by the Dawsonville American Legion Post 247. If you have any old, unusable flags to be disposed of, please bring them. It is also recommended that you bring a chair.


Chamber Business After Hours

This month’s Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will honor veterans.

The After Hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Northside Hospital Dawson Medical Campus at 81 Northside Dawson Drive. Business After Hours is a way to network and become acquainted with other business and community leaders.