The City of North Charleston will host its annual Veterans Day tribute on Wednesday, November 11, 2016 from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm at Park Circle featuring a veteran speaker to be announced soon. We ask veterans and the public to join Mayor Keith Summey and City Council in this special ceremony. Each year, over 500 veterans in attendance are honored.
All veterans in attendance will be recognized and will receive a specially designed commemorative coin. To receive a coin, veterans are urged to RSVP no later than November 4 to (843) 740-5801, (843) 745-1028 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior to the ceremony, from 9:30 am – 10:30 am, a story swap will be held in the Felix Davis Community Center. Veterans will have an open opportunity to share memories and stories about their service with fellow veterans. The story swap is open to the public. Veterans wishing to speak should RSVP to (843) 740-5854.
In addition, the 1st Combat Camera Squadron will provide photo and video displays from the perspective of the Air Force during past wartime strategic, operational, worldwide crises, contingencies, joint exercises and humanitarian operations. The 1st Combat Camera Squadron is a tenant unit at Joint Base Charleston, and the largest active duty combat camera unit in the Air Force. Combat Camera acquires still and motion imagery in support of classified and unclassified air, sea, and ground military operations.
Lunch for all event attendees will be provided immediately following the ceremony with the Charleston County School of the Arts Jazz Band performing during the luncheon.
The Department of Defense and the Veterans Day National Committee once again selected North Charleston as a Regional Site for Veterans Day 2016. North Charleston is one of two regional sites in the State of South Carolina and has received this designation for six consecutive years.
Keynote Speaker: Captain Florent Groberg, Medal of Honor Recipient
For more on Captain Groberg and the event itself, please visit the website provided.