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Veterans Salute expands offerings
Ground will be broken for the veterans memorial during this year's Veterans Salute Nov. 7. - photo by Screenshot

A groundbreaking ceremony will be part of this year’s Veterans Salute.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Bryant Commons in Hinesville. Admission and parking are free, but partial proceeds from the sale of food, drinks, raffle tickets and other activities will benefit the creation of a Veterans Memorial Walk.

Veterans Salute will include live entertainment, food and drink booths, craft vendors, corn-hole tournaments, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, parachute landings and a motorcycle show with prizes. In addition, at 11 a.m. on the day of the event, officials plan to break ground on the long-anticipated Veterans Memorial Walk, which is slated to be unveiled and dedicated on Veterans Day 2016.  

Booth spaces are still available, according to vendor coordinator Melinda Schneider. Anyone interested in selling goods and merchandise at Veterans Salute should call Schneider at 912-271-1702 or email Those interested in performing as entertainers should call entertainment coordinator Karen Bell at 912-492-6401 or email

The motorcycle show, a new addition to the lineup this year, will award prizes in nine categories. On-site registration is $20, and all proceeds benefit the Veterans Memorial Walk. To register, call Christina Anthony of United Military Care at 912-877-1340 or 912-532-9314 or email

For more information on the Memorial Walk, go to For more information on the third annual Veterans Salute, call the HDDA at 912-877-4332 or email

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