The approximately one-hour ceremony, which is organized by the American Legion Post 15, will not have a guest speaker but instead feature the recognition of 10 local men who have been members of the organization for 50 years or more, said Post 15 Commander Jim King.
The Spalding High School JROTC will present the colors, and the Griffin High School JROTC will post all armed-service’s flags, said King, who will be joined for the ceremony by commanders of American Legion Post 546 and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts 5448 and 8480.
The Spalding County Department of Parks and Recreation will provide golf carts with which visitors can be transported from their cars to the Veterans Memorial Park and back.
“Being Veterans Day, this is for all the men and women who have served our country in the military — in all branches. It’s just a ceremony to salute the veterans in our community,” King said.
If inclement weather prevents the event from taking place outside, the Griffin Kiwanis Center at the Fairgrounds will serve as the alternative location.
Prior to the afternoon ceremony, at about 7 a.m., members of American Legion Post 15 will set up about 150 American flags in the Veterans Park area and along Taylor Street that each were on coffins of fallen soldiers.