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Town of Clayton Facilities Closed Monday for Veterans Day


All Town of Clayton facilities will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

The closures include Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, Parks & Recreation's Clayton Community Center, The Clayton Center and Town Hall — including our utilities and billing department. The library will be open as usual on Saturday and the Clayton Community Center will have normal hours on both Saturday and Sunday. 

All Star WILL STILL run garbage, recycling and yard waste routes as usual on Monday, so get your carts and yard waste to the curb as usual! 

Veterans, their families, friends and the entire community are invited to attend a very special ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 10th at 3 p.m.  in neighboring Archer Lodge. Celebrating its 10th anniversary as a town, this proud community will unveil its long-awaited Veterans Memorial next to the Archer Lodge Town Hall, 14094 Buffalo Road. The idea was five years in the making with a dedicated committee of community members faithfully selling biscuits and bricks to raise money for the $150,000 project. Learn more at http://alvetmemorial.org/.

Then on Monday, go to the decade-old Johnston County Public Schools Veterans Day celebration at Smithfield-Selma High School. The program begins at 11 a.m. and takes place in the school's gymnasium. The event is completely student-led and is a joint effort by the high school JROTC cadets, All-County Chorus, and All-County Band. All Johnston County veterans are welcome to attend. Photo galleries from the 20132014201520162017, and 2018 events are also available and may be found on our Facebook page. The event will be livestreamed on the JCPS Facebook page beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Nov. 11. 

And let's not forget to pause to celebrate our beloved 102-year-old World War II veteran Sam Robertson!  He still sits today inside the Robertson Mule Barn on Lombard Street in Downtown Clayton, where he's quick to share his humor and his amazing tales of harrowing war experiences a ball turret gunner in a B-17. As we celebrate Veterans Day on Monday, let's pause to appreciate all that Sam and his fellow military members have given for their country.

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