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, coworkers, and an important part of our community. Davie County will honor our veterans throughout the month of November.
Davie County’s schools are hosting special events to honor our veterans. Please see the listing below:
Davie County Senior Services invites all veterans and active military personnel and one guest to a special event in their honor on November 9 at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. Both events will have a delicious meal and entertainment from Fairfield Bluegrass. Space is limited. Register by November 2nd by calling (336) 753-6230.
This event will be held at Senior Service’s main campus – 278 Meroney Street, Mocksville.
Veterans and community members are invited to Lambert Funeral Home’s Chapel for a special Veterans Day program on Saturday, November 11, 2022, at 11 a.m. This program is an opportunity for our community to honor and recognize all those who have stood between us and harm’s way.
This year, service participants include Senator Ted Budd, Boy Scout Troop 575, Davie Singing Seniors, and more! The Wreaths for Veterans organization will be on-site as well.
Wreaths for Veterans will share their mission of putting honor wreaths on veterans’ graves in December. The Salisbury-based non-profit will have a table to share about what they do and how people can donate to their cause.
“For many years, our dear friend and local attorney, Lynne Hicks, made sure that there was a service to honor our Veterans. Our kids grew up going to and participating in the service, and we have many family members who have served our nation, so preserving this tradition was important to us. We hope the community will come out to share their support with our veterans,” said Carl Lambert, owner of Lambert Funeral Home.
Lambert Funeral Home is located at 645 Wilkesboro Street, Mocksville.
During the entire month of November, you are invited to join Davie County Veterans Services in showing our veterans that they are seen, appreciated, and supported by simply changing one light bulb in your house to a green bulb. Examples include porch lights, landscape lighting and interior lamp lighting that is visible.
Operation Green Light is a national collaborative initiative of the National Association of Counties (NACo) to support military veterans, as well as raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by many veterans and the resources that are available at the county, state, and federal level to assist veterans and their families.
Davie County Veterans Services has partnered with three local businesses that have agreed to carry green bulbs. These include Caudell Lumber in Mocksville, Cooleemee Hardware in Cooleemee, and Steelman’s Ace Hardware in Bermuda Run.
For more information on Operation Green Light or to learn more about the services and support Davie County Veterans Services can provide our local veterans, contact 336-753-6225.
Show your continued love and support for a veteran. A “Tribute Tree” to honor and/or remember those who serve or have served to protect our freedom will be located at Mocksville’s Main Street Park and will be on display throughout the 2023 holiday season.
For each $1 contribution, a United States flag will be placed on the tree to represent a designated service person. Proceeds benefit the Davie County Hero’s Fund for local veteran services.
Make your tax-deductible contribution payable to Historic Davie, or complete your form and pay online.
Hard copy forms are available at the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Mocksville Town Hall, and downtown merchants with flag posters.
You may also honor or remember a service person of your choice by downloading the Tree of Honor Donation Form and sending it along with at least a $1 contribution to:
Historic Davie, Inc.
171 S. Clement Street
Mocksville, NC 27028.
For names to be printed in the Enterprise, forms must be legible and turned in by Wednesday, December 6th.
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 holiday’s name 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.