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Traditional Veterans Day Ceremony Returns

The traditional Veterans Day ceremony returns Thursday morning at Memorial Park in Grass Valley, after a one-year hiatus, due to the pandemic.  And veteran Gary Miller, with the Grass Valley Marine Corps League, says this year’s event is particularly special. It was one century ago, on Armistice Day in 1921, that the park was dedicated to World War One service personnel…

click to listen to Gary Miller

The park’s original dedication featured a scroll with the names of 457 sailors and soldiers from the area. The Historical Society can still access it. That also included a monument for the 16 men who lost their lives. Miller says there will also be a special flag raising…

click to listen to Gary Miller

There will be a couple of speakers, including Gage McKinney, who will be the keynote speaker. Activities are wrapped up with the honor guard doing a final ceremonial march and firing three volleys. It all starts at 10 Thursday morning at Memorial Park in Grass Valley. Parking is also expected to be tight, due to construction. You’re also encouraged to bring your own chair. It’s also a highlight of the county’s first annual Military Appreciation Week. It was proclaimed by the Board of Supervisors for November 6th through the 14th.

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