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.