Davie County Memorial Dedication and Day of Remembrance – 9/11/2014

Davie County - WinMock - Day of Remebrance 9-11-2014September 11, 2014 began in Davie County with a prayer breakfast hosted by our friends at WinMock at Kinderton and the raising of a 30’ x 50’ American Flag on the grounds at WinMock.

First responders from across Davie County gathered on the grounds at WinMock at various times throughout the day for what is becoming an annual tradition on 9/11 so that friends and neighbors from the community would be able to say “thank you” in person to many of the folks we rely on throughout the year to help us in our greatest hours of need.

Thank you First Responders from across Davie County and thank you to Wayne Thomas, the Sterling Events Group and the staff at WinMock at Kinderton for hosting this event.

Davie County memorial dedicationMemorial Dedication Ceremony
At 7:00 PM on Thursday, 9/11, the community gathered at the County Administration Building just off the square across from the courthouse on South Main Street in Mocksville to dedicate a monument to First Responders in Davie County who have died in the line of duty.  The opposite side of the monument bears the names of all emergency/first responder departments in Davie County including medical, rescue, fire and police.

The dedication ceremony honored the heroes and victims of September 11, 2001 and helps to fulfill our promise to never forget that tragic day.  We also paid tribute to members of the military, both current and past, who selflessly protect America’s freedom and liberty.

On a local level, the ceremony extended our unending gratitude to those who safeguard our own community – the firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and other first responders – who put their own lives on the line for our safety.

The 7 pm ceremony included remarks and prayers, patriotic music, the solemn ringing of the bell, the playing of “Taps” and a prayer.  View photos and video of the ceremony below and on your Davie County YouTube Channel.

Thank You to Woodmen of the World Chapter 323
Please join us in thanking Woodmen of the World Chapter 323 in Mocksville for funding the Davie County First Responders Memorial Monument and for supporting our community throughout the year.

Since 1947, Woodmen of the World has promoted pride in our country.  Woodmen of the World members present American Patriot’s Handbooks to schools, libraries and newly naturalized citizens, as well as American History Awards to students who excel in the subject.  In addition, Woodmen of the World members have presented more than 2 million American flags to schools, churches, parks and other non-profit organizations.