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Augusta commemorates Veterans Day Nov. 11

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.

Service members from Fort Eisenhower took part in the Veterans Day observance Nov. 11. Christopher Rickerson/Augusta Good News

Many others including Hephzibah High School JROTC and Band, VA Augusta, military units and motorcycle groups marched in the parade.

Hephzibah JRTOC cadets march in the Veterans Day parade Nov. 11. Christopher Rickerson/Augusta Good New

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. 

A vehicle in Saturday’s parade. Christopher Rickerson/Augusta Good News

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.

Rep. Rick Allen speaks at the Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11. Christopher Rickerson/Augusta Good News

People marched in Saturday’s Veterans Day parade Nov. 11. Christopher Rickerson/Augusta Good News

“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. 

Maj. Gen. Paul Stanton speaks at the Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremony. Christopher Rickerson/Augusta Good News
Superheroes participated in the Veterans Day parade Nov. 11. Christopher Rickerson/Augusta Good News

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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