Veterans honored at new Jamestown Veterans Memorial
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Our nation’s veterans were honored Monday morning in a special ceremony at the newly built Jamestown Veterans Memorial.
The memorial, a first-of-its kind for the quiet town, was dedicated over the weekend after more than a year of planning by the Jamestown Veterans Committee.
Thousands of dollars were raised through private donations to make the memorial a reality.
Monday’s Veterans Day gathering included a flag raising ceremony and also a wreath-laying in honor of the principle donor’s wife.
Organizers say the memorial honors all branches of service while remembering the 300 Jamestown residents who fought in World War II.
If you’d like to honor a veteran, commemorative bricks are still being sold by the Jamestown Veterans Committee. The bricks are placed at the base of the memorial.
For more information, visit their website.
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