SUGAR HILL — The City of Sugar Hill hosted a ceremony to honor the nation’s military veterans on Veterans Day on Nov. 11, 2020. The festivities took place in front of their new Veteran’s Memorial in front of Sugar Hill Cemetery across from City Hall. Citizens from the area showed up to pay tribute to the nation’s veterans.
The ceremony, organized by Sugar Hill Council Member Brandon Hembree, featured the Broadstreet Concert Band of Sugar Hill, which played a series of songs with a distinctly patriotic theme. Members of American Legion Post 127 based in Sugar Hill were on hand to give a three-gun salute, as well as perform the flag-raising ceremony to open the festivities.
Remarks were made about the importance of the day and about veterans’ many sacrifices. Those speaking were Laura Ann Bigley, USMC (retired); Nadine Brooks, USAF (retired); Sugar Hill Mayor Steve Edwards; Mary Kruger, interim commander of the American Legion Post 127; Terese Steinbach, Suwanee Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution; and Kathryn Baskin, Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society.
Following the commentary, two wreaths were placed at the Veteran’s Memorial to honor all of the veterans of our nation.
— Alicia Couch Payne