(Lawrenceville, Ga., Nov. 6, 2017) – Gwinnett County invites the public to recognize the men and women who served in the armed forces at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial on the grounds of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, in Lawrenceville.

The ceremony will kick off with a Veterans March at the memorial. All veterans who served honorably are encouraged to participate and be recognized for their service and sacrifice.

Col. Fred Van Horn, a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s ceremony. Van Horn, also executive vice president emeritus of Georgia Military College, commanded Army units from company to brigade levels, and at the Army-school level. Van Horn is Special Forces qualified and a master parachutist.

The County hosts its Veterans Day Ceremo­ny each November to pay tribute to those in the military during wartime or peacetime. Gwinnett County residents who have served in any branch of the armed forces and their families are invited to participate. Likewise all residents are encouraged to attend to show appreciation to those who helped protect and defend the country.

The Veterans Day Ceremony will be televised beginning at 8 p.m. on Nov. 11 on TVgwinnett, the county’s local government access cable channel. TVgwinnett programming is also available streaming and on demand at

For more information about the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial, visit

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