The Promise of America: Freedom and Opportunity through Sacrifice and Unity
Memorial Day began as a day of remembrance for fallen servicemen, first observed on May 30th, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
From its inception, this was a solemn occasion. Businesses closed for the day, and towns large and small held parades ending at the local cemetery, where elegies were delivered and prayers offered for the fallen. Citizens tended the graves of the honored dead, decorating them with flowers and flags.
Come to the Brock Performing Arts Center on North Main Street at 11:00 AM today to participate in an authentic remembrance honoring the fallen heroes who make our freedom possible and celebrate the unity and sacrifice that are among the core values that continue to sustain our nation even today.
If you can’t make it to the memorial service at the Brock Center, take some time this Memorial Day to honor the ultimate price so many have paid which allows us to enjoy the promise of freedom and opportunity.
The program begins at 11 AM. The Davie County JROTC will present the Colors. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Davie County will lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Special music will be provided by the Davie County Singing Seniors. The veterans of Davie County will be recognized. The placement of the wreath in memory of the community’s heroes will be placed by Wayne and Joyce Seamon, retired US Army and veterans of the Persian Gulf War. After a presentation by speaker Lynn hicks, the playing of Taps and a closing prayer will conclude the service.
Thank you to all of the service men and women serving around the world today and to all those who have served in the past. See you at the Brock Center!