Veterans Day activities in Metro Savannah

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Veterans Day activities in Metro Savannah (Credit: MGN Graphic)

Mighty Eighth Museum

On Friday, November 11, at 1 p.m., kindergartners from Savannah Country Day School will be singing a selection of patriotic songs in the rotunda. The Museum welcomes around 20,000 school-aged children each year for tours. On the tours, students learn about everything from WWII history to how those who stayed home helped the effort. The Mighty Eighty Museum is also a Center for Character Education in the state of Georgia and work in conjunction with the Savannah-Chatham Public School System with Character Counts.

At 2 p.m., the National Sojourners will present a creative look at the many stages of the Stars and Stripes with their "Build the Flag" Program. They take this program around the state to teach the history of the American flag.

All military service member ID card holders will be admitted for free into the museum on Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day. The Education Department is hosting their annual Veterans Day Camp from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Campers will learn about life during World War I and Armistice Day. Parents can contact to register their kids for camp.

Richmond Hill Veterans Day Ceremony to be Preceded by 27-Mile Run

The City of Richmond Hill will observe Veterans Day on November 11, 2016, at 11 a.m. in J. F. Gregory Park.

The observance will honor those who have served and continue to serve our country in the armed services, along with police, firefighter and other emergency service workers who lay their lives on the line every day. The event will feature guest speakers, the Color Guard from Fort Stewart, a 21-gun salute, as well as a laying of the wreath.

Prior to the ceremony, Bushmaster Company, 2-7 Infantry, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division will be running 27 miles from Fort Stewart, Ga., to Richmond Hill, Ga. The Infantry Company will have several transition points along the 27-mile route where groups will switch out in a relay style run, each group running approximately 6.5 miles.

The route will take the service members through downtown Hinesville, out Highway 84 to Leroy Coffer Highway. From there they will run along Highway 17, towards Richmond Hill. The soldiers will start at 6 a.m. on November 11 at Fort Stewart and finish at J.F. Gregory Park around 10:30 a.m. Markers representing fallen 2-7 Infantry Soldiers will be at every mile along the route in order to honor their memory for paying the ultimate sacrifice. The Company will be carrying an American Flag at the front of their formation along the entire route.

Soldiers from Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield participate in area Veterans Day events

Combat Aviation Brigade will support the Beaufort County Veterans Day with a color guard, beginning at 9:30 a.m., on Rodgers Street in Beaufort, SC, adjacent to the Beaufort National Cemetery.

The 3rd ID Band, Color Guard and 200 Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade lead the Savannah Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11. The parade starts at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park.

The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade provides a firing party to render honors at the Annual Hilton Head Military Officers Association ceremony, Nov. 11, 11 a.m., at Shelter Cove Veterans Memorial Park, Hilton Head, South Carolina.

The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade provides a Chaplain for the invocation at the Annual Sun City Veterans Association Ceremony, Nov. 11, 9 a.m., at Sun City, SC.

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team supports the Annual Tattnall County High School Veterans Day Ceremony with a color guard, at 10:30 a.m., Reidsville, Ga.

The 1st Brigade Combat Team provides a speaker, color guard, and firing party for the annual City of Richmond Hill Veterans Day Ceremony in J.F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill, 11 a.m. NOTE: Company B, 2-7 Inf. Soldiers will complete a 27 mile run honoring fallen Soldiers. The Soldiers will start at 6 a.m. on Fort Stewart, and finish at JF Gregory Park around 10:30 a.m.; before the Memorial Ceremony at 11 a.m.

Col. Townley R. Hedrick, Commander, U.S.A.G. Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, is the featured speaker at the annual Hinesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6602 Veterans Day Observance at the post home, Hinesville, 11 a.m.

The Division Artillery provides a speaker and color guard for the annual Arthur Williams Middle School Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 11, 2 p.m., Jesup. Ga.

The 3rd ID Band, Color Guard and 200 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team lead the Liberty County Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11. The parade starts at 2 p.m. at Bradwell Institute, and ends on Main Street in Hinesville, Ga.

Colonel David Hamilton, Deputy Commander - Support, 3rd Infantry Division, is the featured speaker at the annual Veterans Council Banquet of Chatham County Annual Banquet, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m.

Chicken Salad Chick Veteran’s Day offer

A free offer from Chicken Salad Chick for all veterans on Friday, Nov 11. The Chicken Salad Chick in Savannah is located at the Savannah Centre at 7400 Abercorn St., Suite 512.

Veterans with ID get a free Original Chick (a meal including a chicken salad scoop or sandwich, side, pickle and cookie), along with a drink. No purchase necessary.

Sun City Hilton Head Veterans Day Ceremony

The Sun City Veterans Association will be providing a Veterans Day Ceremony this year on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Sun City Hilton Head Magnolia Hall parking lot.

This year, Korean War veterans will be honored. The guest speaker will be Lewis Vaughn, National Director - Korean War Veterans Association.

Also, a special presentation of the Korean War Medal will be made to 25 Sun City Korean War Veterans during this ceremony.

The ceremony will also feature the Sun City Veterans Color Guard and the Sun City Veterans "Rudy Haumann" Marching Unit.