There will be events across the City of Albertville to honor veterans Monday, Nov. 11.
In an event hosted by Albertville Public Library and Albertville Museum, there will be an Albertville’s Veteran’s Day Program at the library Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.
There will be coffee, pastries and light hors d’oeuvres available to veterans before the event at 9 a.m., according to Albertville Library Director Reagan Deason. She said the Albertville Museum will provide food, and the main ceremony will be at the veteran’s memorial, which is located at Graham Park, just behind the library. If there is inclement weather, the service will be held in the library.
According to the Albertville Mayor’s Executive Assistant Robin Lathan, retired Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Devin Bonds will be this year’s honorary guest speaker, with Albertville High School Vocal Ease Show Choir performing, and a local Boy Scout Troop in attendance to present the colors. She said the public and local Veterans and their families are encouraged to attend the celebration of distinguished service men and women.
For the first time, Deason said the Mountain Lakes Civil Air Patrol would be handing out information about Wreaths Across America, which is a program that puts Christmas wreaths on the graves of veterans across America. She said this will be the organization’s first year participating in Albertville.
According to Albertville Chamber of Commerce Executive Assistant Kathy Gore, the Albertville Civitan Club will sponsor the Cub Scout Pack 4071 for its flag retirement ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Cub Scout Hut, located at the Old Civitan Park, 904 East McKinney Ave. in Albertville. If anyone has flags to be retired, she said to drop them off at the Albertville Chamber or Vantage Bank.
Since the event should be over by noon and the flag retirement ceremony starts at 1 p.m., Gore said community members should be able to attend both events