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Area Veterans Day observances are virtual this year

Nov. 10. Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville will honor veterans this year in virtual ceremonies on various social media platforms.


The Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 will host this year’s Virtual Veterans Day Celebration, starting at 11 am today to honor military veterans and those currently serving in our Armed Forces. 

American Legion Post 86 Commander Gene McKinney will lead a ceremony including recognition of military branches, a special performance by country music artist and Army veteran Rockie Lynne and a 21-gun salute.

The ceremony will be closed to the general public, but will be presented via livestream; visit the PARC’s Facebook Page (@CorneliusPARC) or the Town’s YouTube Channel from a phone, computer or connected TV. 


For the safety of  veterans and the community, the Town of Davidson will not be gathering in person, but has created a Virtual Veterans Day video that will be posted on the website and to social media sites on Nov. 11 at 11 am in honor of Veterans Day.

The program will feature a special presentation by Continuing the Mission, a non-profit organization that provides fully trained assistance dogs to veterans. The event will also include special interviews with veterans, participation by local organizations, and more.


The town’s ceremony will also be live streamed on the Huntersville Parks & Recreation Facebook page. The Town of Huntersville, American Legion Post 321 and Sons of the Legion invite residents to honor those who have served, by viewing virtually or in person our Veterans Day Ceremony, which begins 11 am. 

Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I in 1918. The armistice that ceased the fighting was signed on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11:00 a.m. The tradition of having a ceremony on that date and at that time has endured. Armistice Day eventually evolved into Veterans Day, which honors veterans of all wars.

Marine Rod Whisnant stood during the Marine Corp hymn. He passed away last year