Mayor Denis Shortal will be the featured speaker during Dunwoody’s Veterans Day Ceremony at the Brook Run Park Veterans Memorial.
The City of Dunwoody will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. on November 11 at the Brook Run Park Veterans Memorial (4770 N. Peachtree Road). The public ceremony is co-hosted by the Dunwoody Veteran Events Planning Committee and Dunwoody Parks and Recreation.
“Veterans Day is an important Dunwoody tradition,” said Bev Wingate, coordinator of the committee. “It is a time to commemorate and honor the many brave men and women who have sacrificed to defend our country and protect our freedoms. It is a time to express gratitude to them and their families for a debt that can never be repaid.”
Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal, Brigadier General USMC (RET), will be the keynote speaker. Dunwoody Police Major Michael Carlson, Georgia National Guard Captain, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
The Dunwoody Veteran Events Planning Committee includes veterans, active military, and community volunteers. The committee works in conjunction with the VFW, Dunwoody Woman’s Club and Dunwoody Parks and Recreation to present veteran events.
Local students will play an important role in this year’s Veterans Day Ceremony. The Dunwoody High School Air Force JROTC, led by Kenneth Bennett, Lt. Col. USAF (RET), will present the colors. The Dunwoody High School Chorus will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Deutsch will give the welcome and lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Rev. Dr. David Lower, senior pastor at Saint Luke’s Presbyterian Church, will give the invocation. The ceremony is a rain-or-shine event.
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For more information regarding the City of Dunwoody, please contact Jennifer Boettcher, Communications Director: 678.382.6881, Jennifer.Boettcher@dunwoodyga.gov.