On a day full of “I was there when…” citizens and veterans on Friday added a new memory to the mix. More than 600 people now can say, “I was there when the town dedicated the monument.” Of the hundreds that paused to remember our veterans at the new Cornelius Veterans Memorial Monument at Rotary Plaza Friday morning, more than 200 helped with planning the event and participated in the ceremony. See a story and photos of the Cornelius event on CorneliusNews.net.
Meanwhile, other ceremonies were held across the region, including at Community School of Davidson and at Richard’s Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville, a hangout for area veterans.
At Richard’s Coffee Shop, 128 S. Main St. in Mooresville, the local chamber of commerce presented an award Friday to the people behind the shop. Kirk Ballard, 2011 Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce Chairman of
the Board presented a Service Award on behalf of the chamber to John
Hedley and board members of Richard’s. The award recognized the board’s work to ensure memory of and support to those who serve and have served our community and our country. (Thanks to the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber for the photo.)
COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF DAVIDSON
Community School of Davidson held a celebration of its own Friday outside the school. Gayle Shomer Brezicki shared photos.