Charlotte, NC Remembers Its Fallen Heroes This Memorial Day Weekend

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

Memorial DayLet's remember our fallen heroes on Memorial Day this Monday. Memorial Day weekend might be a great way to "kick off" the summer season, but let's remember why we enjoy this weekend in the first place.

 

Memorial Day is a day to remember those brave men and women who have given their lives to defend our freedom. It's also a good time to show support for those who have been wounded while protecting our nation. These heroic men and women sacrificed their futures so that we as a nation might enjoy a and safer and stronger future.

 

So while celebrating and having fun this weekend, do take a bit of time to remember why we have an opportunity to enjoy a three-day weekend each May. Let's not forget the deeper meaning of the day.

 

In the Charlotte, North Carolina area you can attend Memorial Day observances on Monday, May 30th to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our nation all around town. Here are three places where you can paricipate and honor the fallen:

 

 

Lake Park Memorial Day Ceremony

 
Lake Park, NC Memorial Day Ceremony 2016 When:
Monday, May 30th

Time: 11:00am till noon

Where: Veterans Pond at 3708 Faith Church Road  in Lake Park, NC 28079

 

The Village of Lake Park, Parks and Recreation will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony to honor the men and women who died while serving our country at Veterans Pond, located on Creft Circle behind Faith United Methodist Church.

Speakers at the 2016 Lake Park Memorial Day Ceremony will include veteran Sean Kilbane (United States Army Reserves) and  US Army Sergeant Michael Verardo and his wife Sarah. The keynote speaker will be US Air Force veteran Harvey Mayhill. Martin Falls, representing the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, and Village of Lake Park Mayor David Cleveland will also speak athe Memorial Day Ceremony.


 

 

Gaston County Memorial Day Observance

 

When: Monday, May 30th

Time: 10:00am till 11:30am

Where:  Gaston Memorial Park at 2205 Williamsburg Drive in Gastonia, NC 28054

 

This annual event is sponsored  by the Gaston Memorial Park and Carothers Funeral Homes in conjunction with the Gaston County Veterans Council. Patriotic music by the Gaston Symphonic Band begins at 9:45 a.m.
 

 
Huntersville Memorial Day Ceremony  in Birkdale Village
 
When: Monday, May 30th
 
Time: 7:00pm
 
Where:  Birkdale Village at 16805 Birkdale Commons Pkwy, Huntersville.
 
Huntersville, NC Memorial Day Ceremony In Birkdale Village
 
 
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Comments (24)

William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I hope people actually take a moment to honor our fallen hero's

May 25, 2016 11:29 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lisa Von Domek ~ hi Lisa... so many activities here and in other cities revolve around "fun." It's nice to know there are also those that provide reflection on why we have this holiday in the first place.

May 25, 2016 11:53 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

William Feela ~ I hope that, as well, Bill. I really worry that many younger people have no idea why we have this holiday and what it means.

May 25, 2016 11:54 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider ~ hi Grant, from one perspective before this was a 3-day holiday, when it was simply observed always on May 30th, I think people remembered better why the holiday.

May 25, 2016 11:55 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Those of us that are older will remember but I don't think the younger generation gets it being anything but the start of summer.

May 26, 2016 12:15 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, great post, and a time to remember our heros who gave their lives for us.

May 26, 2016 12:52 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The reason for the holiday is lost without type, hunt and peck and imagery to remind. So folks never forget that some gave all, many gave some.

May 26, 2016 01:05 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such an important holiday and I always enjoy seeing the American flag outside of homes and businesses!

May 26, 2016 01:48 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi there Nina-we should honor and remember those who gave their lives for our country at every opportunity and be grateful for our freedoms - they do not come cheap!

May 26, 2016 03:14 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina I agree "Memorial Day is a day to remember those brave men and women who have given their lives to defend our freedom."  In fact we should be doing that everyday.

May 26, 2016 03:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Debbie Reynolds ~ I have to agree with you, Debbie. Back in the 1950's when it was still Decoration Day and always on May 30th and not a long weekend, as a Girl Scout I marched each year with my troop in the neighborhood parade. So we really "got it" from a young age.

May 26, 2016 04:45 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto ~ I so agree with you, George. But at the very least more people could reflect on this one day of the year than probably actually do.

May 26, 2016 04:46 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joanna Cohlan ~ hi Joanna, the price of freedom is not cheap, for sure. I here so many people toss around that phrase "it's a free country." But those people don't have a clue what it took for them to even be able to say that.

May 26, 2016 04:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England ~ hi Brian... my home and front porch are all decked out in red, white, and blue and will stay that way through the July 4th celebrations.

May 26, 2016 04:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Andrew Mooers ~ hi Andrew... I wish more people really understood why we have this holiday in the first place.

May 26, 2016 04:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox ~ thanks, Joan. It seems that increasingly people feel somewhat shy about saying they are patriots and grateful for those who died for us.

May 26, 2016 04:51 AM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Nina, Several Memorial Day events to honor t our fallen heroes. I have not found very many this year here in katy. Not sure why.. 

May 26, 2016 04:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Robert (Bob) Gilbert ~ hi Bob... there aren't that many overall in the Charlotte area either... I suspect it has something to do with the fact that it's a long weekend and people go away.

May 26, 2016 04:57 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Nina.  Memorial Day is so much more than a three day holiday.  Great blog.

May 26, 2016 07:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Conrad Allen ~ hi Conrad... thanks. I'm always wishing people observed this day the way we did when I was growing up. 

May 26, 2016 07:44 AM