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Cornelius News

Veteran’s Day is Friday; ceremony at Town Hall

The Town of Cornelius has expanded its Veterans Day observances to include a family event prior to their traditional 11 a.m. program on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year.

The Cornelius Arts Center, at 19725 Oak St., will host children for patriotic arts & crafts, decorating cookies and making thank you cards for the troops. Light refreshments will be provided, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. American Legion Post 86 Commander Mike Puckett will lead a ceremony including 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 pictures with this article were submitted by Cindy Barclay who lives in Crown Harbor with her husband Reed. She took the pictures, on Oct. 22, just after early voting at Town Hall:

“It was a gorgeous day, and I felt compelled to walk to the memorial. As I knelt beside the wall of veteran’s names, I saw the reflection of the flag on the wall and captured this photo. Hope you enjoy! God bless America, our veterans, and those who currently serve our country!”

Thank you to all veterans and their families.