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Veterans Day will be celebrated Monday, and there are a number of local events planned.

Mitchell Community College will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony Monday at 11 a.m. on the Circle of the Statesville campus, 500 W. Broad St.

William “Bill” Bates, pastor of Love Valley Presbyterian Church, will be the guest speaker. Bates is an MCC student ambassador, a second-year student and Air Force veteran. All veterans, students, faculty, staffers and the community are invited.

In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held in Shearer Hall, which is located in the main building.

In Mooresville, a cere-mony will be held at Glenwood Memorial Park, 273 Glenwood Drive, at 11 a.m. and a parade will be held at 1 p.m. in downtown Mooresville.

A number of restaurants, retail establishments offer discount or free services to veterans on Veterans Day.

For a list of discounted or free meals, visit https://militarybenefits.info.

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