(FOX Carolina) On November 11, Americans honor the 19.6 million active and former service members who have gone to war.
This year, several special events honoring their great sacrifice are happening in our area. Here's a list of all the events we're aware of:
Salute to Veterans at Greenville County Square
At 10:00 a.m. Monday morning, there will be a salute to veterans ceremony held at Greenville County Square at 301 University Ridge in Greenville. On hand will be members of Relentless Church to sing the National Anthem along with numerous special guest speakers.
Veteran's Day ceremony hosted by Bon Secours
At 11 a.m. in the courtyard at St. Francis Eastside, Bon Secours Stars and Stripes Employee Resource Group (ERG) will be holding their second annual ceremony honoring veterans. The event will include the posting of the colors and a flag folding ceremony by the Southside High School Honor Guard.
WNC VA Health Care System Celebration
The Western North Carolina VA Health Care System hosts a Veterans Day Celebration from 11 a.m. to noon at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. Retired US Air Force Colonel Grady Hawkins will be a guest speaker.
Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home Veterans Day Program
The Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home will host their Veterans Day Program at 11 a.m. at their facility on Belton Highway in Anderson. After the event, attendees will receive a lunch.
Annual Oconee County Veterans Day Parade
The Town of Wesminster will host the annual Oconee County Veterans Day Parade. The event kicks off around 5 p.m. at the Ingles on US-76/123 near SC-24. The hour-long parade traditionally features several hundred participants and thousands of people lining the streets.