Friday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day and the annual parade will be held 11 a.m. Friday along the normal parade route. The parade will begin at the intersection of Cannon Boulevard and Lane Parkway, proceeding south on Cannon to Holland, east on Holland to the square, north on Main to Madison and east on Madison to Celebration Drive.
Many area schools are holding Veterans Day programs on Thursday. All local veterans are invited to attend. Some events feature a reception for veterans before or after the program. Friday is a staff-development day and students are out of school.
8:30 a.m. -- Cascade Elementary School, Southside Elementary
8:45 a.m. -- Liberty Elementary
9 a.m. -- Thomas Magnet, Harris Middle
9:25 a.m. -- Community High
9:30 a.m. -- Cascade School
1 p.m. -- Community Elementary
1:30 p.m. -- Eakin Elementary, Eastside Elementary
Shelbyville Moose Lodge 2197 will host a Veterans Day observance beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. A flag ceremony will be held at 7:45 with a presentation to the oldest veteran present. State Rep. Pat Marsh and County Mayor Eugene Ray will speak. Karaoke will follow the observance. The public is invited.
Some government and public agencies will close for the holiday; others will remain open. Here are some schedules of broad interest.
CLOSED FRIDAY: U.S. Post Offices, Bedford County Courthouse, Shelbyville City Hall, Wartrace Town Hall, Senior Citizens Center, Shelbyville Power, Water and Sewerage System, Argie Cooper Public Library. Courthouse annex offices normally open on Saturday will be closed that day as well.
OPEN FRIDAY: Bell Buckle Town Hall, Shelbyville Times-Gazette, Shelbyville Recreation Center, Bedford County Utility District, Duck River Electric Membership Corp, Bedford County Recycling and Convenience Centers.