GAINESVILLE — Gov. Nathan Deal was back in Hall County yesterday to honor the nation’s veterans on Veterans Day.
Speaking at Flat Creek Baptist Church in Oakwood, the governor said Georgians believe we shouldn’t just “say thank you” to veterans but find ways of create job opportunities for them.
“One of the great tragedies is that when veterans return, especially wounded warriors, they have a great difficulty finding a slot back in civilian society,” Deal said. “Mainly, they have a hard time finding a job.”
Hall County was the site of several ceremonies honoring our veterans. At the newly named Rock Creek Veterans Park in Gainesville, the Vietnam Veterans of America held their annual wreath-laying ceremony. This year the ceremony included the Korean War Veterans of Georgia.
The Northeast Georgia History Center also hosted a Family Day event focused on veterans.
There are several other events on tap today, including an American Legion Post 7 ceremony at Lakewood Baptist Church on Thompson Bridge Road starting at 11 a.m. That ceremony will feature a posting of the colors by Riverside Military Academy, music by Chestatee High School band and special remarks by retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Don Landrum.
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