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Annual Veterans Day ceremony to be held Friday in Citrus Heights

Veterans Day, Citrus Heights
File photo from Veterans Day in 2014, at Sylvan Cemetery. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

Sentinel staff report–
American Legion Post 637 will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony at Sylvan Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

The cemetery, located at 7401 Auburn Blvd. in Citrus Heights, includes the graves of around 1,400 veterans. The ceremony will be honoring all men and women who have served in the military since 1775, according to organizer Jim Monteton.

An event flier says a march through the cemetery is not being planned this year, but patriotic songs will be presented by the Folsom Harmony Express men’s choir.

Nov. 11 is a federal holiday, celebrating all those who have fought in the military. It originated as a celebration of the end of World War 1 and differs with Memorial Day, which honors those who have fallen in battle.

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