The public is invited to the 2015 Greater Hickory Metropolitan Area Veterans Day Ceremony, hosted by the Hickory Elks Lodge on Wednesday, November 11th. The ceremony will start at 6:00PM.
This year’s ceremony will feature a Joint Military Service Color Guard (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, and Air Force) represented by area high school JROTC cadets. As has become a tradition at this event, the Empty Table Ceremony, a solemn military ritual honoring deceased military veterans from all branches of the military service and the U.S. Coast Guard, will be performed.
The Hickory Elks will present Hickory’s mayor, Rudy Wright, with a new U.S. flag that will be flown over the site of The Soldier’s Plot, a veterans memorial located on the grounds of Oakwood Cemetery. The Hickory Elks restored this memorial in 2004 as a community service project and have presented a new U.S. flag to the city every year since the restoration.
All veterans and veterans groups are encouraged to attend.
The Hickory Elks Lodge is located at 356 Main Avenue, N.W., at the intersection of Main Avenue and 4th Street, NW. For additional information, please call the Hickory Elks Lodge at (828) 322-2527.