The event is Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m. at the Stumptown Park located at 120 South Trade Street in Matthews.
Formally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated during the Civil War when widows and grieving family members memorialized their loved ones. Eventually, business owners joined their efforts by closing their businesses for the day and communities across the nation held parades and other observance activities in recognition of our fallen soldiers and sailors.
A salute and a special tribute to veterans will be part of the ceremony.
The Veterans Services Office is a division of Mecklenburg County Community Support Services. The office serves as a liaison for Mecklenburg County veterans and their families who seek benefits and answers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. There are currently an estimated 54,000 veterans living in Mecklenburg County making up about seven percent of the County's population. Mecklenburg County has more veterans than any other North Carolina county.
To learn more about Mecklenburg County Veterans Services Office or to view the recent Status of Veterans report, visit http://veterans.charmeck.org
or call 704-336-2102.
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