There will be a Veterans Day Celebration from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 11.
Luminaries will be sold for $5 each that can be purchased at Snellville City Hall on Nov. 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please see Regina Hart at City Hall for your luminary purchase. Luminaries will also be sold on the day of the event from 4-6 p.m. near the Veterans Memorial.
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 remember 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.