ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (November 5, 2020) – The 2020 Alexander County Veterans Day Service will honor local veterans today at 11:00 a.m. at the Alexander Central Auditorium. The service will have a particular emphasis on Vietnam veterans.
Unfortunately, the service will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, citizens will be able to watch the live broadcast on the county’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/alexandercountync.
For those who cannot watch the live service, the video recording will be available on-demand on the YouTube channel, on the Alexander County Government Channel (Spectrum channel 192), and at www.alexandercountync.tv.
Cherry Kilby, Alexander County Veterans Services Officer, has been developing plans for the ceremony in conjunction with the Alexander County Veterans Committee. “We have sent out more than 100 invitations to local Vietnam veterans, their families, and dignitaries so we can recognize their service at this event,” Kilby related. “Across the nation, Americans are uniting to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice, and we are proud to be a part of this recognition in Alexander County.”
The local veterans committee has arranged for approximately five guest speakers for the Veterans Day service who will share their experiences in Vietnam. The veterans in attendance will be honored in between guest speakers.
Veterans Day, observed annually on November 11, is a tribute to military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Not to be confused with Memorial Day, which honors those who died while in service, Veterans Day honors all military veterans. Veterans Day, originally celebrated as Armistice Day, was first issued on November 11, 1919, by President Woodrow Wilson a year after the end of World War I.
For more information, contact Cherry Kilby at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 632-5411.