City of Prattville Will Honor Veterans on November 11th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Teresa M. Lee, (334) 361-3649 or

Monday, November 7, 2011

The City of Prattville will join the American Legion Post 122, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1349, in sponsoring a wreath-laying ceremony at the Autauga County Courthouse at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2011 to officially mark Veterans Day.

“World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919 in France. Fighting had ceased seven months earlier when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” stated Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr. “For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of ‘the war to end all wars.’ It is my express honor to join these distinguished veterans on the occasion of this anniversary to acknowledge all veterans’ honor, service, and sacrifice in keeping this nation free and securing for us the freedoms we so richly enjoy today.”

Mayor Gillespie extends an invitation to all residents to join him at this event.

City offices will be closed on Friday, November 11th. No garbage or trash will be collected on this day. Normal schedules will resume on Monday, November 14th.

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