The brave men and women who serve and protect the U.S. come from all walks of life; they are parents, children and grandparents. They are friends, neighbors and coworkers, and an important part of our community.
Join Celebrations Beginning Tonight!
Davie County would like to honor the hometown heroes that served or are currently serving in the military by inviting you to attend any of the following activities, beginning with a spaghetti dinner at Ellis Middle School tonight, Friday, November 4th from 5:15- 6:15 in the school cafeteria. The meal also includes salad, garlic bread, dessert, and a drink. It’s free for Veterans, $5 for others. A program will follow in the gym/auditorium at 6:30.
Each of Davie County’s schools is hosting a special event to honor our veterans. For a complete list of these events, dates, and times, please see the Davie County Schools Veterans Day Schedule.
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Davie Veterans Day Observance
The week will culminate with the Mocksville-Davie Veteran’s Day Observance, which will be will be held on Friday, November 11 at 11:00 AM near the Veteran’s Memorial Monument in Downtown Mocksville.
There will be music from the Davie High Band, Risen Son Quartet, as well as other music, and presentations from some of Davie County’s youth.
History of Veterans Day
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day–a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.