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Richmond County veterans celebrations starting this week

ROCKINGHAM — The 11th of November is a day set aside to remember those who have served in the United States armed forces. However, Richmond County is starting early.

Richmond County Hospice began on Tuesday with the dedication of its Veterans Garden — “a project that has been a long time in development and was made possible through donations,” according to a Facebook post.

“The garden is open to the public and we invite you to come out and see this area dedicated to all those past, present, and future who serve to protect this great nation,” the post reads.

RC Hospice will continue its veneration at 11 a.m.Friday, Nov. 4 with its annual Salute to Veterans event.

A full slate of activities on Saturday begins at 11 a.m. with American Legion Post 147’s annual Veterans Day observance ceremony, featuring a wreath-laying at Veterans Memorial Park.

David Shore, a member of the American Legion National Executive Committee, is slated to be the guest speaker.

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According to his biography, Shore, a native of Yadkin County, served in the U.S. Army from 1967-69 and has held numerous positions within the American Legion at various levels.

Following the service and lunch provided by VFW Post 4203, the post’s auxiliary will host its annual parade.

A kids zone and food trucks will be set up in the parking lot of the former Food King building on East Washington Street starting at 12:30 where attendees can meet members of the All Veteran Group Jump Team based out of Raeford.

Weather permitting, the team will jump around 2:30, landing in the parking lot of Hudson Brothers Deli just prior to the parade’s opening ceremony on the steps of the old courthouse.

The parade route will loop around downtown Rockingham down Franklin and East Washington streets and local band The Safety Committee will perform afterwards back at the Food King Parking lot until 5:30 p.m.

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