Veterans Day


The Town of Davidson invites all community members to join us on the steps of town hall Friday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. to commemorate Veterans Day. The program will feature a keynote address from Davidson College graduate and Army Green Beret Veteran D.G. Martin. The ceremony will also include the Hough JROTC and music from Sheena Geiger, Davidson College jazz musicians Dr. Patrick Brown and Sean Higgins, and the Davidson Day School band. 

 

We will gather in person, outside of town hall; however, in the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved to the Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregational Care House (218 Concord Road).

 

Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day which marked the end of World War I in 1918. The armistice that ceased the fighting was signed on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11:00 a.m. The tradition of having a ceremony on that date and at that time has endured. Armistice Day eventually evolved into Veterans Day which honors veterans of all wars.

 

Prior to Veterans Day, residents are invited to gather on Sunday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m. at Mimosa Cemetery on South Street to place flags on veterans' graves. All are welcome to participate.

 

For more information, please contact the Davidson Parks and Recreation Department at 704-892-3349 or email us at DPR@townofdavidson.org