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Plan how to honor veterans on Veterans Day; here are opportunites in LKN

Nov. 10. Here are the Veterans Day events happening tomorrow and Saturday in Lake Noman.


A 97-year-old World World War II veteran will be the keynote speaker for the Veterans Day Program at the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza Thursday morning next to Town Hall.

Harold Lee Frank of Davidson County is a former prisoner of war, as well as a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient.

He was held captive for 10 months in Germany.

After returning to the states, he struggled reintegrating back into society, then married, began to recover and later helped found the Cornatzer-Dulin Volunteer Fire Department.

To this day, he continues to wear the bullet that wounded him on a necklace around his neck.


The Veterans Day Program will take place at 11 am Nov. 11 at the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza.

American Legion Post 86 Commander Randy Wally will lead the ceremony which includes recognition of military branches, patriotic songs by W.A. Hough High School Concert Choir, a special performance by country music artist and Army veteran, Rockie Lynne, and a 21-gun salute.

The event each year is organized by Cornelius Parks & Recreation and American Legion Post 86.


The Veterans Day program at 11 am Nov. 11 will feature a keynote address from retired Col. Aaron Steffens, United States Air Force on the steps of town hall to commemorate Veterans Day. In the event of inclement weather the program will be canceled.


The Veterans Day Parade steps off 1 pm Nov. 11 on Main Street. The parade honors all veterans and each year there is a designated “special emphasis” group. This year’s focus will recognize veterans that served anytime between 1991 to present day.

Note to veterans: If you served during Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and other conflicts since 1991, please consider participating (walking) in the parade with your fellow veterans. Dress is casual (some vets wear their “old” military uniform while others sport a cap indicating their branch of service). We’ll rally at Richard’s Coffee Shop, 165 N. Main St., Mooresville, between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm, then walk to the parade starting point as a group. Event is rain or shine.

Huntersville on Nov. 13

Huntersville and The American Legion Post 321 will host the 6th Annual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony. The parade will begin at 10am and be followed by the 11am ceremony honoring those who have served and currently serve. The parade lineup will begin on Maxwell Street. The parade will travel southbound on Hwy. 115 to Greenway Street, back up Main Street, ending at Veterans Park.