Veterans Day service begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday
On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour most communities, like Selma and Dallas County, will honor their veterans.
Bill Campbell, commander of American Legion Post 20, has invited everyone to Memorial Stadium on Dallas Avenue, beginning at 10 a.m. to honor veterans of all wars. Former Probate Judge Johnny Jones will be the master of ceremonies. Byrd Looper is the guest speaker.
“Both American Legions will be there,” Campbell said of the annual Veterans Day celebration. “We have a lot of dignitaries scheduled to be there.”
Here’s the schedule of events:
10 a.m. — Patriotic music
10:30 a.m. — Acknowledgements
10:35 a.m. — Selma High School drills
10:45 a.m. — Morgan Academy Bank
11 a.m. — Honor guard posts the colors; salute; Southside High School Choir sings the national anthem; opening prayer
11:15 a.m. — Recognition of dignitaries
11:25 a.m. — Guest speaker, Byrd Looper
11:45 a.m. — Placement of wreaths by the American Legion Post 20, Emblem Club, Meadowview Christian School, John T. Morgan Academy, VFW Post 2016
Noon — Flag folding ceremony by Southside ROTC team
12:15 — Taps; comments by past-Post 20 Commander Jesse Sanchez; retiring of the colors; benediction; drawing for the rifle
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