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Governor to Sign Veterans Day in GA Proclamation

Oct 27, 2015

Governor to Sign Veterans Day in Georgia Proclamation

On Wednesday, Governor Nathan Deal will continue a 61-year tradition by issuing a proclamation formally declaring Veterans Day in Georgia.

The ceremony will feature keynote speakers Rep. John Yates and Sen. Hunter Hill.

Yates, chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee, is a veteran of the Army Air Corps and the last World War II veteran serving in the Georgia General Assembly.

Hill, chairman of the Senate Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee, is a veteran of the Army and served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Governor Deal will offer brief remarks prior to signing the proclamation, which will be accepted by GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby on behalf of Georgia veterans.

All attending veterans will be invited to join a group photo.

The GDVS invites media coverage of this event.

Historical note: In 1954, the 83rd Congress of the United State renamed the federal holiday then known as Armistice Day (originally honoring veterans of World War I) as Veterans Day to honor veterans of all conflicts. The State of Georgia has hosted a Veterans Day in Georgia proclamation ceremony every year since 1954.

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