Rockport to honor veterans Saturday

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"The freedom we enjoy thanks to all these veterans is something truly special." says Grizzlies General Manager Derek Franks.

Veterans Day is observed on November 11 in honor of American military veterans.

Veterans Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1954.

Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary, or ALA, helps to advance the mission of the American Legion.

The American Legion post in town will hold ceremonies Saturday morning to mark Veterans Day, with the program to culminate in a firing squad volley and taps at 11 a.m. - the time of the signing of the armistice that brought an end to World War I.

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Paws for Love is launching a new program on Veterans Day, Silver Pets for Vets, a new adoption program to assist eligible veterans in adopting a senior pet (6 years or older) from Sonoma County Animal Services or Green Dog Rescue Project. Thank you for protecting us.

On Saturday, the John J Morris American Legion Post on 99th Avenue will conduct an open-to-the-public flag-raising ceremony 11 a.m. Legion family members and their guests are welcome to stay for a potluck lunch and entertainment by "American Traditions".

The cessation of aggression and war between Germany and the allies including the United States ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (Nov. 11). The City of Peoria is also conducting a recognition ceremony and dedication to the expansion of Veterans Memorial Nov. 11 in Rio Vista Community Park.

The members of American Legion Auxiliary Marshall Unit 113 would like to express our honest appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.

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