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4 Ways You Can Honor Our Veterans


1. Attend the Veterans Day Celebration hosted by Cabarrus County Veterans Service, the City of Concord, and the BGC Keystone Club starting at 11am at the Boys & Girls Club. The program will conclude with refreshments provided by Oak Grove Baptist Church Veterans Ministry.

Boys and Girls Club
247 Spring Street NW
Concord, NC 28025

2. Participate in a 5K in either Concord or Kannapolis, which are both hosting races that honor/salute veterans this Saturday.

KANNAPOLIS: Old Armor 5K for Heroes. 5K and Youth Fun Run races through downtown Kannapolis and Atrium Health Ballpark (see course map) starting at 9am. All proceeds from this 5K will be donated to A.R. (Warriors Always Rise), a local nonprofit whose goal is to give back to Veterans and First Responders.

Old Armor Brewing Company
211 West Ave.
Kannapolis, NC 28081

CONCORD: 2023 Veterans Salute 5K and 10K. Races will begin on McCachern Blvd beside the Cabarrus County Parking Lot. Registration: Price increases after Nov 10th at 11:59pm EST. Fun Run (1 mile) begins at 8:30am, 5k at 9am, and 10k at 9:15am. Start/Finish line on McCachern Blvd and follows the Downtown Connector Greenway with a ½ mile turnaround.

Fifth Third Bank – Downtown Concord
40 Cabarrus Ave E
Concord, NC US 28025

3. Attend the Veterans Day Recognition at the Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society in Mount Pleasant at 11am at the College Street entrance.

On the first Armistice Day (now known as Veterans Day) in 1918, bells rang across the country at 11:00 a.m. to mark the end of World War I. Bells will ring at ECHS at the same time, 105 years later, to recognize local veterans for their service. In addition, Quilts of Valor, a national organization dedicated to providing quilts for service members and veterans touched by war, will present a brief program and gift quilts to veterans Ben Callahan, Corey Gaston, John Jacobs, Art Keeter, and Susan Keeter. The public is cordially invited to attend the presentation of the quilts and to ring the museum’s bell in honor or memory of a veteran. This event is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring mementos of veterans along with a lawn chair.

Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society
1145 N College
Mount Pleasant, NC 28124

4. Participate in Operation Green Light. Cabarrus County Government is inviting the community to grab a green light and illuminate your home or business from now through Nov 12th to turn Cabarrus County green for our veterans. More than 700,000 veterans reside in North Carolina’s counties. Operation Green Light illuminates their service and sacrifice.


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