Posted on 11 November 2011.
Curtis and William Epperson find the names of their father, Timothy, and grandfather, Sanders C. Epperson. Click image for the story and photos on CorneliusNews.net (Christina Ritchie Rogers/DavidsonNews.net)
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.
The award presentation at Richard's Coffee Shop in Mooresville Friday included, from left, David Parkins, John Hedley, Chamber President Kirk Ballard, Irvin Brawley, Herman Bullard (Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce photo)
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.
A flag raising at Community School of Davidson lower school on Griffith Street. (Gayle Shomer Brezicki photo)
A day for hugs and remembering, at Community School of Davidson (Gayle Shomer Brezicki photo)
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Photos
Posted on 10 November 2011.
Cornelius Veterans Monument, off N.C. 115 next to Town Hall. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By CHRISTINA RITCHIE ROGERS
CORNELIUS - North Mecklenburg and south Iredell residents will head to Cornelius Friday morning for a special Veterans Day ceremony at the town’s newly completed Veterans Memorial Monument at Rotary Plaza, near Town Hall. For years, the region’s annual Veterans Day celebration has been held on the Village Green in Davidson, but this year it moves down the road to celebrate and dedicate the new monument with town leaders, speakers and singers. Read the full story
Posted in Cabarrus County, Calendar, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Photos