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The community leaders of the Veterans Day Committee are hosting a special commemoration of Veterans Day at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019 at the Granbury High School Auditorium (2000 W. Pearl St.). Those unable to attend the ceremony in person can watch live online at www.granbury.org/live.
The program will feature a keynote presentation by a special guest speaker, Colonel Jerry K. “Kenny” Weldon II, USAF (Ret.). Colonel Kenny Weldon is the Commandant of the Corps of Cadets at Tarleton State University, where he leads the John Tarleton Leadership Academy. The colonel retired from active duty military service, following more than 26 years as an Air Force civil engineer officer.
The committee has also been collaborating with schools in Hood County to develop an essay contest for students. The contest theme is “What Veterans Day Means to Me,” and contest winners will be announced at the ceremony on November 11.
Following this special recognition of our veterans, a parade will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11 starting at the Granbury ISD Administration Building, running down Pearl St., and traveling around the Historic Granbury Square.
The City of Granbury and the community leaders who are hosting this special commemorative event are extremely appreciative of all our veterans. We hope that the community will join us in recognizing these courageous men and women and the sacrifices they have made in the service of our nation.