The CSRA Veterans Day Parade was held in downtown Augusta for the first time since 2019 on Saturday, Nov. 11.
The Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Eisenhower joined the people from around the CSRA for the parade and ceremony in downtown Augusta.
Many others including Hephzibah High School JROTC and Band, VA Augusta, military units and motorcycle groups marched in the parade.
Following the parade was a ceremony at All Wars Monument at Fourth and Broad Streets. Augusta Mayor Garnett L. Johnson spoke and recognized the veterans during the ceremony
“I often say that one of the greatest sacrifices that anyone can make is to voluntarily join our armed forces,” said Johnson.
Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.) and Maj. Gen. Paul T. Stanton, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Center of. Excellence and Fort Eisenhower also attended and spoke at ceremony.
“Thank you for all the service men and women that participated in today’s service in the rain and to the more than 16,000 veterans that call this great city home, we thank you,” Johnson said. “You are the fabric of our democracy; you are the strength of our community.”
All veterans who attended were recognized and stood as their services were announced during the ceremony.
Christopher Rickerson, an Augusta University graduate, covers sports and general assignments for Augusta Good News. Subscribe to the Augusta Good News newsletter here.
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