3 events across Fayette to honor veterans this week

Above, U.S. servicemen outlined against Old Glory. Shutterstock photo.

Veterans Day across Fayette County will be marked with two ceremonies in Fayetteville and one in Tyrone.

Above, U.S. servicemen outlined against Old Glory. Shutterstock photo.

Georgia Military College (GMC) will hold its 3rd Annual Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at the GMC campus located at 255 Veterans Parkway in Fayetteville.

Moderated by Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Rock Donahue, the ceremony will feature Fayetteville Mayor and Navy veteran Ed Johnson, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office honor guard and a mobile veterans memorial wall.

Donahue noted the potential for having static displays of military aircraft provided by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation.

A portion of the ceremony will honor the veterans and first responders in attendance.

Tyrone will hold its Veterans Day Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park on Senoia Road at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10.

The celebration will include guest speaker Army Lt. Col. John Burrescia, Jr. and the presentation of colors by the Sandy Creek High School JROTC.

A reception for veterans and their guests will be hosted by Fayette Daybreak Rotary Club.

Rounding out the Veterans Day events for 2017 will be a large family event at the gazebo in downtown Fayetteville sponsored by The Eden Project and other organizations. “Boots, Blues and BBQ” will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Guest speakers will include 3rd District Congressman Drew Ferguson, state Rep. Josh Bonner, Dr. Vanessa Johnson, Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson and Brig. Gen. (Ret.) “Rock” Donahue.

The lengthy event will include live music featuring two bands, activities for the kids, plenty of food, the Veterans Alley service information area complete with 12 veteran service organizations and 38 vendors.

Those wishing to contribute to the expense of the of Boots, Blues and BBQ or to learn more about The Eden Project can visit www.Eden-project.com.