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Charity remembrance event planned Oct. 16 for 13 service members killed in Afghanistan withdrawal 

Oct. 4. The Lake Norman community is invited to a charity remembrance event to honor the 13 members of the United States military who lost their lives during the evacuation of American citizens from Afghanistan this summer. 

The event, sponsored by the Town of Davidson and its Police Department,  will be held 9 am Saturday Oct. 16, at Spartan Park, 13828 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, and will include a tribute to the fallen service members and a police-led 13 lap walk/jog.

Oct. 16: Charity Remembrance Event

“As a fellow Marine and Iraq and Afghanistan combat veteran, I feel it’s important to stand up for my brothers and sisters and their family members,” Davidson police officer David Lee, a former United States Marine, said. 

“I want the family members of the fallen to know that American citizens stand beside them through these trying times.”

 Commemorative T-shirts will be available for preorder by Oct. 7 as well as for purchase the day of the event, with profits being donated to the Operations First Response foundation, an organization which serves wounded military and their families. T-shirts are $25. 

Donations will also be accepted in advance and on the day of the event in support of the organization. Please visit www.townofdavidson.org/13fallenheroes to order your shirt and to make a contribution.

 For information, email Officer David Lee at [email protected].

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