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Veterans to be honored at Nov. 5 tribute ceremony in Enterprise

Veterans to be honored at Nov. 5 Tribute Ceremony
Veterans to be honored at Nov. 5 Tribute Ceremony(WTVY)
Published: Oct. 26, 2020 at 7:08 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The service and sacrifice of local veterans will be honored during an annual Veterans Tribute ceremony Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Enterprise Civic Center.

The city’s Veterans Tribute Committee has decided that, in consideration of the continued COVID-19 precautions, a parade will not take place, but committee members are moving ahead with plans for the 6 p.m. ceremony.

The veterans organization representatives invite veterans to come and be a part of the ceremony, where the 2020 Veteran of the Year and Active Service Member of the Year nominees and winners will be introduced and honored. Committee members and the City of Enterprise Mayor’s Office have nomination forms available.

Everyone is welcome to nominate a deserving veteran and service member who has contributed much to his service and the community. The forms can also be accessed on the city Website and on the Facebook page.

The deadline for submitting the nominations is Friday Oct. 30. Because of time restraints this year, that will be a hard deadline, committee members said.

“We know we have many veterans and active service members who have not only served with distinction in the armed forces, but have continued to serve in the communities where they have chosen to live, in the communities where they have been stationed,” Special Projects Coordinator Kay Kirkland said. “They have helped to shape our community, and have had a positive impact in numerous ways by giving of their time, talents and passion for service.”

Kirkland encouraged everyone to recognize these deserving veterans and service members by nominating them.

William (Bill) G. Kidd, deputy to the commanding general, will be the guest speaker. Enterprise High School Choral students, band students and the JROTC will participate in the ceremony, along with the commanders of the veterans service organizations.

Those attending are asked to wear masks. Chairs will be set up with social distancing in mind. Because of limited seating due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the committee asks those who expect to attend to RSVP to Kirkland at 334-348-2310, 334-406-1394, or kkirkland@enterpriseal.gov; or RSVP to the Mayor’s Office at 334-348-2601.

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