Matt Carter, chairman of the Cecil County Salute to Veterans, said fear of lightning storms has caused the schedule change.
The event will now begin Sunday at 5 p.m. This year, all veterans will be honored with a special tribute to those who served in Afghanistan.
Schedule of events:
4:45 p.m. - Shuttles start from North East Station to the town park
5 p.m. - Gates and food concessions open
7:55 p.m. - North East Mayor Robert McKnight provides an invocation and recognition of honored guests
8 p.m. Flag raising and community Pledge of Allegiance
8:10 p.m. Presentation from local and state representatives
8:15 p.m. Concert by Upper Chesapeake Community Band
9:15 p.m. Fireworks
The Salute was cancelled in 2013 and not held due to weather.