Blairsville Flags

(Gazette file photo) Presented by the Blairsville Veterans Memorial Flag Display group, 474 flags are flown on Memorial Day, The Fourth of July and Veteran's Day in honor of those who have served their country in the various branches of the military.

Blairsville’s annual Veterans Day parade will take place on Nov. 12 beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Blairsville American Legion Commander Bill Swanson said units will march down Market Street from the football field to the borough’s war memorial where a ceremony will take place.

Swanson said Veterans Day also will be marked by a concert by the Blairsville Community Band at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Blairsville High School.

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The Blairsville Community Concert Band will perform its annual Veterans Day concert on Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Blairsville High School Center for the Performing Arts.

All are welcome to take this opportunity to honor our flag and thank our veterans.

The program will begin with the presentation of the colors.

The Blairsville Community Concert band is directed by Dave Brozeski and assisted by Don Varula. The volunteer members of this live instrumental band are from Blairsville, Indiana and surrounding communities.

The night of patriotic music will jog your memory and touch your heart, the organizers said, with popular music of all eras and classic patriotic marches, including the popular “Armed Forces Salute.”

Admission to the concert is free; however, donations will be accepted to purchase music and small supplies for the band’s performances.

For more about the band, go to the band’s website at www.bccband.com or on Facebook by searching for Bccband.