Help Honor Davie County’s Vietnam Veterans This Saturday

Mayor F.W. Slate has proclaimed March 31, 2012 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”.  The Town of Mocksville invites the County of Davie, Town of Bermuda Run and Town of Cooleemee to join together  to pay tribute to the men and women who served our country during the Vietnam War.

All residents are invited to help honor these Vietnam Veterans as they depart in buses from Davie High School approximately at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, to attend the Welcome Home Celebration at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.   Display your gratitude to these honorable veterans by joining together along the highway or in your yard as you enter Davie High and as the bus departs to Charlotte.  Buses will exit Davie High going South on US HWY 601 to Rowan County.

The USO of North Carolina and Charlotte Motor Speedway, with support from the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters, will honor the service of Vietnam Veterans with an incredible Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration on March 31 for the military members and their friends and families.

Mocksville Mayor, Dr. F.W. Slate, has issued a proclamation, “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” as a tribute and expression of gratitude to all of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War.

Text from the resolution follows:

WHEREAS, America is a symbol of freedom and has achieved its stature in the world because of the selfless service of our brave veterans.  From those who fought in the Revolutionary War to those currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, the fearless members of our country’s armed forces have given up the comforts of home, the company of loved ones and, for some, even their own lives so that we could live in our land of liberty; and,

WHEREAS, our nation maintains a solemn commitment to honor every man and woman who serves in the United States Armed Forces; and,

WHEREAS, our Vietnam Veterans fought for our freedoms, kept America safe and dedicated their lives to this nation.  We shall never forget the sacrifices they made to keep this nation free and we shall forever honor their memory; and,

WHEREAS, we pay tribute and express profound gratitude to the men and women who served during the Vietnam War, who upon their return endured dishonorable treatment and faced unimaginable adversity and hardship.  These Vietnam veterans embody the power of the human spirit – sustaining hope, faith and conviction.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Francis W. Slate, Mayor of the Town of Mocksville, North Carolina, do hereby proclaim March 31, 2012, as