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Events mark Veterans Day 2017

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Veterans Day in 2017 is on Saturday November 11. It's a day intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served in the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans. Since it falls on a Saturday this year, many states will observe the federal holiday on Friday, November 10. 

Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile will celebrate Veteran's Day beginning Friday with the following activities: 
6:45 a.m. - Flag Raising Ceremony
1-4 p.m. - Book Signing - "Hooray for the Mighty A" by author Karen Tucks 
in the gift shop
2:15 p.m. - Skydivers bring in the American Flag - Field
3 p.m. - Veteran's Day Celebration and Parade of Flags - Pavilion - free admission to the event
7 p.m. - Veteran's Day Concert featuring the Mobile Pops - Pavilion - free admission to the event

There are other ceremonies happening across the Gulf Coast. Here's a guide:

Thursday, November 9

Daphne's Annual Veterans Day Program
9:30am
Daphne High School Gymnasium
9300 Champions Way
Daphne

Friday, November 10

Veterans Day Parade
8:45am to 11:00am
Parade begins and ends at the Mobile Civic Center
Downtown Mobile

Mobile Pops' Veterans Day Concert
7:00pm to 8:30pm
USS Alabama Battleship Park Aircraft Pavilion
Mobile

Saturday, November 11

Veterans Day Observance
9:00 am
City Hall, Satsuma

Veterans Day Ceremony
11am
Water Tower Plaza
Dauphin Island

Sunset Prayer Service
4:45pm
Henry George Park
Fairhope

Veterans Day Parade
11:00am
Main Street
Elberta

City of Bay Minette
8:00 am - Breakfast at the Bay Minette Civic Center
10:15 am - Veterans Day Parade
10:30 am - Ceremony at the Eternal Flame, Courthouse Square, 
11:00 am - Korean War Memorial Ceremony, Bay Minette Public Library

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