Veterans Day Ceremony at Fairmount Cemetery
Fairmount Cemetery will host its traditional Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The public is invited. Mike Boyd, a retired colonel in the Texas Army National Guard who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, will be the keynote speaker. Boyd is also the retired president of First Financial Bank in San Angelo and was named San Angelo’s Citizen of the Year in 2016.
More than 1,400 American flags will be placed on the graves of veterans buried at Fairmount, 1120 W. Avenue N, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
Observed each year on Nov. 11 – Armistice Day, which marks the end of World War I – Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.