FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Teresa M. Lee, or (334) 361-3649
November 5, 2012
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 Monday, November 12, 2012 to officially mark Veterans Day. The holiday falls on a Sunday this year. To avoid holding the ceremony during church services, a decision was made to acknowledge this honored tradition on Monday instead.
"World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919 in France at Versailles in the Hall of Mirrors. 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 supreme sacrifice in keeping this nation free and securing for us the freedoms we enjoy today."
Mayor Gillespie extends an invitation to all residents to join him at this event.
City offices will be closed on Monday, November 12th. No garbage or trash will be collected on this day. Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on Tuesday, November 13th.