SNELLVILLE – The city will honor military veterans during a special ceremony Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
The ceremony will take place from 6-8 p.m. in front of City Hall.
Luminaries in honor of veterans will be sold for $5 each and can be purchased at Snellville City Hall on Nov. 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Regina Hart at City Hall to purchase them. Luminaries will also be sold on the day of the event from 4-6 p.m. near the Veterans Memorial in front of City Hall. Luminaries will line the walkway leading up the Veterans Memorial and stay lit on Saturday evening and will be taken down Sunday morning.
There will be patriotic songs played by the Gwinnett Community Band starting at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., the program will begin and include the Button Gwinnett Chapter Militia, the South Gwinnett High School JROTC cadets, the Gwinnett Community Band and VFW Post 4180.
The program will honor Spc. Etienne J. Murphy, 1st Ranger Battalion with the 75th Ranger Regiment, who gave his life defending America. Murphy was a South Gwinnett High School JROTC member before joining the military.
A ceremony honoring all American Hero Banner holders will also take place.
The SGHS JROTC cadets will be handing out programs for the celebration and candles that will be lit during "Taps" played by the Gwinnett Community Band during the program.
The Button Gwinnett Chapter Militia tent will display of military relics and information about the American Revolution.