Veterans Day celebrated across the US Monday

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Monday, President Barack Obama will honor the nation’s veterans with a special breakfast at the White House.

Veterans and their families will gather in the State dining room.

Later in the morning, the President and the First Lady will join the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden at a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

In North Carolina, the governor and others will mark a moment of silence at 11 a.m. to honor the valor and patriotism of the nation’s veterans.

Gov. Pat McCrory signed a proclamation declaring Veterans Day in North Carolina.

He says nothing is nobler than sacrifice.

Check out local events below celebrating Veterans Day:

  • The Central Piedmont Community College’s Student Veterans of America (SVA) group will be celebrating Veterans Day with a flag-raising ceremony and flag display. The event will be held on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the CPCC Overcash Center Lawn. This event is open to the public.
  • The city of Kings Mountain’s Veterans Day observance will begin with a parade at 10:45 a.m. at the War Memorial on Railroad Ave. All veterans and their families are invited to join. The parade will proceed to Patriots Park, where the observance will take place. There will be a dedication ceremony of the World War I plaque at 11 a.m.
  • Appalachian State University will host a Veterans Day ceremony, Monday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial located on the west side of Dougherty Administration Building. A continental breakfast will follow in the Dougherty Administration Building lobby. The public is invited.

For a list of Veterans Day events and ceremonies around the nation, click here.

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