Savannah is honoring U.S. military veterans Saturday.
The Nov. 4 event starts at the Hardin County Courthouse at 9 a.m. with a wreath ceremony by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4606.
Veterans and their spouses will then participate in a procession from the courthouse on Main Street to nearby Veterans Memorial Park at 50 Hanna Boulevard for additional ceremonies honoring those who have served to protect the nation’s freedoms.
Savannah City Manager Blake Walley is planning to emcee the event and said he would love to see citizens come out in support of America’s veterans.
“We are encouraging people to line up on Main Street and watch the processional line. It may be cold, but it’s important for people to honor our area veterans for their service to our country,” he said.
People can then walk behind the processional to attend a ceremony at Veterans Park. Drivers can park in the Tractor Supply parking lot or at First Baptist Church’s lot, organizers said.
The ceremony includes a speaker from each military branch who will share details about the branch they served. County Veterans Service Officer Brooke Wood will present the C.D. Rickman Award at the conclusion of the remarks.
There will also be a flag raising ceremony and a gun salute by the local VFW.
Veterans Day is officially observed on Nov. 11, but the city has reserved that date to hold its Veterans Day ceremony in the event of rain this Saturday.
The forecast as of press time was not calling for a sizable chance of wet weather through the weekend.