Florence Celebrates Veterans- CANCELLED

Florence Mayor, Andy Betterton, and Lauderdale County Commission Chairman, Danny Pettus, will help host the Annual Veterans Day program at 11am on  Thursday, November 11 at the Florence - Lauderdale County Veterans Memorial Park off Cox Creek Pkwy. just north of Wilson Dam. BECAUSE OF EXPECTED RAINS ALL DAY, this event has been cancelled. 

NOTE:  BECAUSE HEAVY AND CONSTANT RAIN IS EXPECTED THURSDAY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  

FLORENCE – Florence Mayor, Andy Betterton, and Lauderdale County Commission Chairman, Danny Pettus, will help host the Annual Veterans Day program at 11am on  Thursday, November 11 at the Florence - Lauderdale County Veterans Memorial Park off Cox Creek Pkwy. just north of Wilson Dam. 

The purpose of the Veterans Day ceremony is to honor all American Veterans for their service in defense of our freedom. The local theme for this year’s 60-minute Veterans Day program is, “Our veterans paid the price for our freedom.”

The number of attendees is not restricted, but seating is limited. Standing room is available. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs. Seating will be at the front side of the Veterans Memorial. 

The ceremony will include numerous events honoring the Florence-Lauderdale veterans for their service in defending our freedom. It will also include honors to our nation, with the Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, music “God Bless the USA”, the laying of a wreath, and playing of Taps to honor our fallen heroes.

Veterans in attendance will be recognized collectively and thanked for their service. They are encouraged to show their pride in having served in our country’s armed forces by wearing their service caps, pins, patches, etc. A specifically designed stick-on lapel crest will be given to veterans in attendance for ease of identification. An informative twelve-page keepsake Veterans Day booklet will be distributed to the first 150 veterans attending the ceremony.

The Veterans Day program can also be viewed by watching it LIVE on the city of Florence Facebook Page, Big River Broadcasting Radio Stations, and Singing River Media Radio.