Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

TO HONOR OUR VETERANS; A Walk for the Wounded Highlights Georgia Events St. Marys, Kingsland and St. Simons Island Are Hosts for Veterans Day Honors

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

TO HONOR OUR VETERANS; A Walk for the Wounded Highlights Georgia Events St. Marys, Kingsland and St. Simons Island Are Hosts for Veterans Day Honors

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Byline: TERRY DICKSON

Veterans Day ceremonies will be held in St. Marys, Kingsland and on St. Simons Island over the next three days including an inaugural event Saturday for those wounded in battle.

St. Marys and American Legion Post 312 will honor wounded veterans with a solemn walk at 10 a.m. Saturday from the St. Marys Waterfront Pavilion to Oak Grove Cemetery.

Prompted by Kathy Galarita's poem, Today, They Still Battle, the St. Marys City Council adopted a resolution in support of Wounded Warriors Day. The proclamation was passed to promote public remembrance of the men and women who have returned from battle with physical and psychological injuries.

After that ceremony, the Armed Forces of America Motorcycle Club will gather at the boat ramp on the St. Marys waterfront and ride through the city beginning at 11 a.m. The motorcycle procession will continue to the Bancroft Memorial at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base and VFW Post 8385 on North Camden Woods Parkway in Kingsland to lay wreaths.

For more information, contact Downtown Development Director Alyce Thornhill at (912) 882-8111 or via e-mail at alyce.thornhill@tds.net.

Thornhill said organizers hope the observance will become an annual event.

Also, The Reflections will present a USO show at VFW Post 8385 at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Reflections' show will be representative of entertainment during the nation's wars from the Civil War to the present and is free and open to the public.

Here is a look at other planned events:

- At 10 a.m. Monday, the annual Veterans Day parade in Kingsland will step off from Boone Street and travel along U.S. 17 through the city. After the parade, the public is invited to VFW Post 8385 for a lunch of hotdogs and hamburgers.

- The Veterans Council of the Golden Isles will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony Monday on St. Simons Island.

The Georgia Army National Guard's Honor and Color Guard will lead a parade that will begin at 10:30 a. …

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