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Communities coming together to honor veterans

Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans day. It’s a day to honor the men and women who have served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day began its life as Armstice Day, which was approved as a federal holiday in 1938 to celebrate the ceasefire of Nov. 11, 1918, at the close of the war to end all wars — today known as World War I. The holiday was expanded to honor all veterans in 1954.

As that day approaches, the community comes together to honor our veterans.

District 39 State Senator Sally Doty, R-Brookhaven, is hosting a Veterans Day breakfast at the Lincoln County Civic Center on Nov. 11.

“Everyone is invited to the Lincoln County Veterans Day Celebration,” Doty said. “We will start serving breakfast at 7:15 and will have a short program honoring our vets at 8.”

Some schools, like Brookhaven Academy and West Lincoln Attendance Center, will have their Veterans Day programs on the week before Nov. 11, to prevent scheduling conflicts for veterans with other events.

Brookhaven Academy’s program is Wednesday, starting at 10 a.m.

“We don’t like for (the veterans) to have to pick between different programs,” Brandi Barrett, who organized the program said. “We’ve done that for the past couple of years. It just makes it easier.”

West Lincoln’s program will also be early, Friday at 9 a.m.

Enterprise will have a breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by their program at 9 a.m.

 

VETERANS EVENTS

Wednesday

10 a.m. — Brookhaven Academy

Friday

9 a.m. — West Lincoln Attendance Center

Monday

7:15 a.m. — Lincoln Civic Center

8 a.m. — Enterprise Attendance Center

8:30 a.m. — Bogue Chitto Attendance Center

9:15 a.m. — Loyd Star Attendance Center