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Posted on: November 5, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday

Dr. Barbara Gannon, a veteran of the U.S. Army

The City of Ocoee will honor those who served to protect freedom at its annual Veterans Day Ceremony. The event will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019, at 11 a.m., Ocoee Lakeshore Center, 125 North Lakeshore Drive.

The ceremony will feature remarks from Dr. Barbara Gannon, a veteran of the U.S. Army. Dr. Gannon is the coordinator for the University of Central Florida’s Community Veterans History Project, an oral history program. She is the author of “The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic” (UNC Press, 2011), an examination of the black and white members of the Union Army's largest veterans’ organization. This book received the Wiley-Silver Prize (University of Mississippi) for the best first book on the Civil War, was recognized with an honorable mention by the Lincoln Prize Committee 2012 (Gilder Lehrman Institute), and was a finalist for the Jefferson Davis Prize (Museum of the Confederacy).

There will be music from the Ocoee Middle School band and flag presentations by the Ocoee Police and Fire Department Honor Guards.  Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. 

For more information, please call 407-905-3100.

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