Posted on 24 May 2013.
Posted on 28 May 2012.
By DAVID BORAKS
With a wreath laying, honor guards, and a moving bugle solo of “Taps,” several hundred people remembered America’s war dead during a Memorial Day service Monday morning in Cornelius. American Legion Post 86 hosted the event at the Cornelius Veterans Memorial Monument at Rotary Plaza, next to Town Hall. Read the full story
Posted on 24 May 2012.
It’s Memorial Day weekend – a weekend that’s always about the lake. Since I’m on the lake pretty much every weekend, this won’t be anything special for me. But local bars and restaurants know that this is when they draw the Charlotte crowd out of the city. Read more, on THE GUIDE >>
Posted on 23 May 2012.
The American Legion Post 86 in Cornelius will host a Memorial Day celebration Monday, May 28. The event begins at 11 a.m. at the Cornelius Veterans Memorial Monument at Rotary Plaza, on N.C. 115 near Town Hall.
Plans are still being finalized, Post 86 Commander John Washam said, but the ceremony will include an invocation and benediction, the National Anthem, color guards from local high schools and a 21-gun salute. Commander Washam will lead the ceremony.
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The program begins at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28 at the Veteran’s Monument, on N.C. 115 adjacent to Cornelius Town Hall. It is open to the public.
Posted on 07 June 2011.
At the regular town board meeting Monday night, Cornelius firefighters presented to Mayor Jeff Tarte and the Board of Commissioners a check for $1644 to go towards construction of the Veterans Memorial Monument at Rotary Plaza. Read the full story
Posted on 29 May 2011.
The town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 on Saturday remembered local residents who died fighting for our country. In a ceremony behind Town Hall, officials also broke ground for the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza.
Local veterans, the Legion post, town officials, business owners, police and firefighters all chipped in over the past year with fund-raising for the monument. As of last week, they had raised $165,000. Read the full story
Posted on 27 May 2011.
Also at the ceremony, students were recognized for their work in the Memorial Day essay writing contest and art contest. Congratulations to the following students:
6th grade – Victoria Tran
7th grade – Addie McBryde
8th grade- Brittany Van Pelt
6th grade- Kendall Hlewicki
8th grade- Emily Norris
3rd Place – tie
6th graders Austin Sheets, Madison Hedrick and Victor Miranda
6th grade – Parker Philbrook
7th grade – tie between Arlee Belch and Addie McBryde
6th grade Christopher Pennella
6th grade – Ryan Carlett
Posted on 23 May 2011.
After a year of fundraising, the Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 on Saturday will celebrate the groundbreaking for the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza.
The groundbreaking is planned in conjunction with the town’s annual Memorial Day celebration, which begins at 11 a.m. at the monument site, on N.C. 115 behind Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. Read the full story
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