- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - A wreath-laying ceremony in honor of Veterans Day has been canceled at Fort Jackson, the Army’s largest training installation.

The event was planned for Monday in front of the post headquarters. But officials called it off midmorning due to inclement weather.

Fort Jackson commander Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier and the post’s senior enlisted leader had been scheduled participating. Members of the 193rd Infantry Brigade were also planning to conduct a “retreat” ceremony in which the American flag is lowered as military members offer a salute.

The ceremony was being held to honor men and women who have served in the military. Because federal offices will be closed when it is formally observed on Nov. 11, Fort Jackson had planned to recognize veterans several days in advance.

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