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Veterans Day: Local observances, parade, public office closings
Karen House
Nov. 9, 2018, 9:46 a.m.

UPDATE 11/9/2018, 7 p.m. CST:  All outdoor activities on Monday have been cancelled due to forecasts of inclement weather.

Nov. 9, 2018 – Nov. 11 is Veterans Day every year. Having started as Armistice Day in 1919, in commemoration of the day our enemies laid down their arms at the end of WWI, it is an official day of honor for those who've served in the military.

This year, because Nov. 11 falls on a Sunday, Veterans Day is being observed on Monday, Nov. 12.

An official observance will be held in the Sequatchie County High School auditorium, beginning at 11 a.m.  All outdoor activities -- including parade and dedication of the T-33 jet at the Veterans Memorial Park -- were cancelled Friday afternoon when weather forecasts indicated heavy rain all day Monday.

Sequatchie County Schools held Veterans Day observances and receptions Friday and will be closed Monday.

Sequatchie County High School recently joined the “Greenlight a Vet” campaign, replacing lights at the entrance of the school with green bulbs, to show support for those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

All public offices will be closed Monday, including the postal service, but recycle pick-up will continue as usual.

The Sequatchie County High School now has green lights at the entranceway, to honor veterans.