MGA, Macon-Bibb To Host Veterans Day Ceremony at Coleman Hill

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 12:00 AM
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Macon, GA


MGA, Macon-Bibb To Host Veterans Day Ceremony at Coleman Hill

For the seventh consecutive year, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) and Macon-Bibb are co-hosting a Veterans Day ceremony at Coleman Hill in downtown Macon.

The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. In addition to honoring all veterans, participants will remember the sacrifices of those made by the 151st Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Rainbow Division, members of which lost their lives during World War I. The ceremony takes place at the Coleman Hill monument established in memory of those battalion members.

Students from the Westside High School Air Force JROTC will conduct the Posting of the Colors. MGA President Dr. Christopher Blake will make brief remarks, join in the Laying of the Wreath with Macon-Bibb Mayor Lester Miller, and present challenge coins to veterans who attend the event.

Dr. William Carty, retired Army colonel and assistant professor for MGA’s School of Business, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence.

Ike Taylor, campus services coordinator and military student specialist at MGA, will lead the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer. Ommarsharie Huston, a junior at MGA, will sing the hymn, “Amazing Grace.”

Coleman Hill Park is located at 285 Spring Street.