Opelika & Auburn Hold Ceremony for Veteran’s Day

Auburn will host a Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10, at the Auburn Veterans Memorial. Beginning at 10 a.m., they’ll gather in concert with communities throughout the nation to honor those who have served our country. 

Mayor Bill Ham, Jr. will officiate the ceremony honoring our nation’s heroes. The event will include an address from Col. Fred Lacy, U.S. Army, and performances by the East Samford School Choir, directed by Chris Deason.

Karson Fair, Miss Auburn University 2018, and Sara Beth Huntley, Miss Lee County Fair Outstanding Teen 2018, will assist Mayor Ham with a wreath laying, and a bagpipe performance by Dan Drummond will conclude the ceremony. 

A reception will immediately follow the ceremony at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce at 714 E. Glenn Ave. 

Attendees are encouraged to park at Felton Little Park at 341 E. Glenn Ave. and at the Douglas J. Watson Municipal Complex at 171 N. Ross St. Parking for the disabled will be available on Ross Street between Glenn Avenue and Harper Avenue, which will be closed to through traffic. 

The Auburn Veterans Memorial is located at the corner of Glenn Avenue and Ross Street. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the City Council Chamber at 141 N. Ross St.


The City of Opelika invites the public to join on Friday, November 10 as they also celebrate Veterans Day and pause to say THANK YOU to our Veterans.

The morning of activities begins with a breakfast from 8 – 9:45 a.m. for veterans and their families at Jahvons – A Little Taste of Heaven, located at 2356 Pepperell Parkway in Opelika. The breakfast is FREE for Veterans; however, donations of $5 will be taken, to be given to the Wounded Warrior Project for Alabama Veterans.

At 10 a.m., the Veterans Day Service will take place at the Veterans Memorial Monument at City Hall, featuring Guest Speaker, Vietnam Veteran James F. Hughley of Opelika.

Other Veterans Day Week News:
All City Offices will be closed on Friday, November 10 except for Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library and The Opelika SportsPlex. Those two facilities will be open: the Library, normal hours – the SportsPlex, from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Garbage Schedules for the week: Because Veterans Day falls on a FRIDAY, ALL GARBAGE SCHEDULES will run on their regular schedules.

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