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Local communities to honor veterans on Thursday
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Ceremonies will be held in Covington and Social Circle on Thursday to mark Veterans Day.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Bill Love is the featured speaker for the Covington ceremony, to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday on the square. The Covington resident has been deployed several times to Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Terrell Moore, commander of American Legion Post 32.

The Eastside High School band will play for the event and Newton High School's Junior Marine ROTC will present the colors. Some seating will be available.

In Social Circle, programd will be held at 9:15 a.m. at the Social Circle Elementary School gym, and at 1:30 p.m. in the Social Circle Middle School gym, with a theme of "Medals of Honor."

Patriotic music and songs will be performed and the North Georgia College and State University's Blue Ridge Rifle drill team will also be featured. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each program.