Veterans Day 2020: How To Honor Our Local Veterans

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WAXHAW, NC – 2020 has brought many changes to our lives but will not dampen the respect we show to our Veterans.  This year’s ceremony looks a little different than previous years, but the Town of Waxhaw’s Events Manager, Lisa Hoffman, and the team are working to make it just as special as years past.  Donn Kegel, Commander of VFW Post 2423 in Indian Trail, will be the featured speaker.  One of the biggest changes is that the ceremony will be live-streamed on the Town of Waxhaw’s Facebook Page.  The ceremony will be held at the Military Wall of Honor in Downtown Waxhaw at 11:00 am on November 11.

“At the present time, by NC Governor Executive Orders, 100 people are allowed to be in attendance while practicing 6-foot social distancing and wearing a face covering,” Hoffman explains.  “Pre-registration for the event is highly recommended at  If we reach capacity, we will need to close the ceremony to additional entry. The ceremony will also be live-streamed and will be available to watch on the Town of Waxhaw Facebook page.”

Veteran’s Day has been celebrated on November 11 since it became a holiday in 1938.  This day was chosen to honor the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I.  This day recognizes the service of all members of the United States Armed Forces living or deceased but is most commonly used to give thanks to the living, unlike Memorial Day which is used to remember those who died in service or from wounds relating to that service.

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Tara Botero
A. Tara Botero was born and raised in the South but only recently moved to Waxhaw, NC in November 2014. She has a horse, Cooper, with whom she spends many hours on the trails. Tara has been in love with photography for over 20 years and joined Tri-W News as a photographer and reporter in August 2016.