Veterans Day events to impact traffic around Savannah

ByWTOC Staff|November 6, 2020 at 7:26 AM EST - Updated November 10 at 12:46 PM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Veterans Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.

The city of Savannah will recognize Veterans Day with small, silent, and socially distant ceremonies throughout the city at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. They say traffic will temporarily be stopped at 11 a.m. for a presentation of colors and moment of silence at Bay and Bull streets in front of City Hall, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Liberty Street, Victory Drive and Abercorn Street, Skidaway Road and LaRoche Avenue, and Montgomery Cross Road and Abercorn Street.

Due to social distancing requirements, the city asks that spectators do not gather in groups to observe these events, but if they come across one, please pay their respects and stay at least six feet from others.

Also, the Veterans Day Parade in Pt. Wentworth will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. WTOC will bring you LIVE COVERAGE Wednesday morning on-air and online. We’re expecting the parade to start around 10:30 a.m. and last until around noon, weather permitting.

The following are a few other local Veterans Day 2020 events:

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at Emmet Park on Bay St., Savannah
  • Casket Flags donated from families of service members will go up on Broughton Street on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.

Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, recognizes the end of fighting in World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Each year, the President of the United States lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery at 11 a.m.

Click herefor 2020 Veterans Day discounts, free meals, deals and sales being offered nationwide.

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