PIKE ROAD, Ala. – The Town of Pike Road will honor America’s military veterans during its 7th Annual Veterans Appreciation Ceremony Sunday, November 4. The Capitol Sounds will provide patriotic music beginning at 1:30 p.m., and the Ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. The Ceremony is free and open to the public. The Ceremony will take place at the Pike Road Veterans Memorial at Veterans Park, located at 4902 Pike Road. We especially encourage veterans to attend and be recognized in the Walk of Honor.
During the Nov. 4 Ceremony, Pike Road Schools Show Choir students will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the National Anthem, and Reverend Nathaniel Darville, of Grace Episcopal Church, will present the invocation. The Presentation of the Colors and the Wreath Laying Ceremony will be led by the Troy University Army ROTC Color Guard. Distinguished guest speaker Lieutenant Colonel Scott Corey, Commander of the 42nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, will present remarks. Then, Town of Pike Road Mayor Gordon Stone will dedicate newly-installed, personalized bricks honoring veterans in the Pike Road Veteran’s Memorial. The highlight of the afternoon will be the “Walk of Honor,” during which we invite all veterans to participate in a short walk, recognizing them as they process through the crowd. Patrick Quinn, Lead Pastor of Century Church, will close the Ceremony with a benediction.
In 2012, Home Depot on Chantilly Parkway donated materials and labor for the construction of the Pike Road Veterans Memorial. Each year, volunteers from Home Depot provide fresh landscaping to ensure that the Veterans Memorial remains a beautiful tribute to veterans everywhere. We continue to be thankful for this partnership and the contributions of our local Home Depot.
“America’s heroes—those who have fought and continue to sacrifice for our freedoms—are very dear to the people of this town, and we take seriously this opportunity to honor them each November,” said Mayor Gordon Stone. “We hope the community will join us in paying tribute to our veterans through this excellent event.”
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