Woodstock residents looking for a ceremony to honor veterans won't have to go very far from their homes.
The city of Woodstock on Monday will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony. The event, held in conjunction with the American Legion Post 316 and the Marine Corps League Detachment 1311, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Park at City Center.
The candlelight ceremony will feature special guest speakers, the Together In Harmony choral group, guitarist Kareem Rea and the Etowah High School Air Force JROTC.
As a special tribute to our Vietnam veterans, the city will include songs from that era, yellow ribbons and each Vietnam Vet attending will receive a P-51 Can Opener provided by the Warriors’ Watch Riders.
While the city will honor all veterans who've served in the armed forces, a special tribute will be dedicated to veterans of the Vietnam era on the 50th anniversary of the American involvement in Vietnam.
The dedication is not to re-open old wounds, but will only "render a heartfelt thank you and a welcome home that so many veterans returning from the Vietnam War never experienced," according to a press released issued by the city.
A reading of the names submitted by members of the corps and the legion will be conducted to remember soldiers who never returned home from the war.
See the attached flier for more information or call (770) 517-6788.