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Veterans celebration planned Saturday
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Nov 07, 2013 | 1729 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Nov. 9 Veterans Appreciation Day celebration will kick off with a new event, the Generations of Heroes 5K road race.

The race will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, and registration begins at 8 a.m. The registration cost is $20 and may be paid the morning of the race or online at The 5K starts and finishes at the W.E. Knox Center, and awards will be given for overall male and female, masters male and female, first veteran and top three male and female in standard age groups.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Jones County Veterans Memorial Fund. An antique car show will be held in conjunction with Veterans Appreciation Day, and American Legion Post 142 will be selling barbecue plates.

Registration for Jones County veterans begins at 11 a.m. inside the W.E. Knox Center. Every veteran who registers at the event will receive a gift.

Every man or woman who has taken the oath to serve their country in any capacity and with any branch of military service is invited to come to the event and allow their community to express its appreciation.

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