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Fairmount invites public to annual Veterans Day ceremony

Post Date:10/30/2019 9:49 AM

The public is invited to the Veterans Commemorative Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at Fairmount Cemetery, 1120 West Avenue N. The keynote speaker will be Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Wing Commander – Goodfellow Air Force Base. Mayor Brenda Gunter and State Rep. Drew Darby will also be participating in the ceremony. 

Preceding the Nov. 11 event will be the placing of more than 1,400 American flags on the graves of veterans buried at Fairmount. The flag placing will occur at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Anyone who wishes to help place flags may contact Martha Visney at 325-374-7422. Volunteers are still needed. 

Observed each year on Nov. 11, Veterans Day honors the service of all U.S. military veterans. 

Most City offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. There will be no interruption of garbage collection or landfill operations. 

Among the City operations that will be closed Nov. 11: Station 618 and Santa Fe Crossing senior centers, Southside and Carl Ray Johnson recreation centers, the McNease Convention Center, the San Angelo-Tom Green County Health Department, Fairmount Cemetery’s business offices, Municipal Court, the San Angelo Nature Center and the San Angelo Animal Shelter. 

Fort Concho, including the Barracks 1 Visitor Center, will remain open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11-12 for self-guided tours.                                                                                

City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.