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City of Mauldin to Hold Veterans Day Ceremony

By November 5, 2019No Comments

The City of Mauldin Offices will close Monday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. The Mauldin Senior Center will also be closed on Monday, but the Mauldin Sports Center will remain open during the holiday. There will be no curbside trash collection service Monday. Trash routes scheduled for Monday will be picked up on Tuesday, November 12.

There will be a public ceremony in observance of Veterans Day to recognize those who have served our country. The ceremony will include a Presentation of Colors by the Naval Honor Guard; a prayer led by Marine veteran Pastor Jeremy Bell; the national anthem performed by the Crossroad Trio; remarks by Mayor Dennis Raines; recognitions by City representatives and local veterans; and more musical selections honoring U.S. veterans.

“We should never forget the sacrifices of our veterans and their families. Please join us in the City of Mauldin as we honor them on this coming Veterans Day!” said Mayor Dennis Raines, who is an Army National Guard veteran.

The Veterans Day Ceremony began in 2008, initially organized by Janice Holcombe, Councilman Larry Goodson, and other city leadership at the time. The Holcombe family donated a bench with an engraved plaque along the Veterans Memorial Walkway in honor of Janice’s father and father-in-law, both of whom were veterans.

“I wanted to ensure our children and our grandchildren and our city was realizing this legacy that has been passed along by the service to our Country of my father and father-in-law and all our veterans,” said Janice when asked about the ceremony.

The Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11th at the Mauldin Veterans Memorial between the Mauldin Cultural Center and the Mauldin Sports Center (101 East Butler Road, Mauldin, SC, 29662).