Where To Honor The Fallen In Charlotte On Memorial Day

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

WHERE TO HONOR THE FALLEN ON MEMORIAL DAY IN THE CHARLOTTE REGION

 

"And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave."

... Joseph Rodman Drake

 

So many people just think of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend as the official start of the summer season... but let's not forget the real meaning and reason behind Memorial Day. Memorial Day exists for us to honor and celebrate the men and women who died while serving in the U. S. military. More information about the history of Memorial Day, click here.

 

DID YOU KNOW that each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time?

 

“America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.”

... Claudia Pemberton

 

In the Charlotte region, we have a number of venues to honor our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, May 30, 2022. So why not begin your Memorial Day by honoring those who sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy our upcoming summer.

 

"There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country."

... Nick Lampson

 

  • Waxhaw Memorial Ceremony: each year, the Town of Waxhaw honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country with a memorial ceremony held at the Military Wall of Honor in downtown Waxhaw at 10:00 AM.

    Waxhaw Memorial Day Ceremony 2022


  • Matthews Memorial Ceremony: the Town of Matthews will honor those who died in service to our nation at 11:00 AM at Matthews Veterans Memorial Park at 120 South Trade Street.

    Matthews, NC Memorial Day Ceremony 2022



  • Huntersville Memorial Day Ceremony: the Town of Huntersville and American Legion Post 321 will honor the fallen at its 21st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:00 AM at Veteran's Park in Downtown Huntersville at Main and Maxwell. 

Huntersville, NC Memorial Day Ceremony

 

  • Fort Mill Memorial Day Honor Run: Fort Mill, South Carolina will honor our nation's fallen military heroes with its annual Memorial Day Remembrance Run in collaboration with Team Red, White & Blue (RWB Charlotte Chapter). The Honor Run will begin at 7:45 AM and you have a choice of 1, 4, or 6 mile routes. Check in between 7:00 and 7:30 AM at the RWB Tent at Walter Elisha Park at 345 North White Street in Fort Mill.


    Fort Mill Memorial Day Honor Run 2022

    Fort Mill will also honor the fallen with a  Memorial Day ceremony at Unity Cemetery at 303 Tom Hall Street at 10:30 AM.  Welcome and introductory message from Fort Mill Mayor  will be followed by a ceremonial program from American Legion Post 43, including the Posting of Colors, Laying of the Wreath, Rifle Volley and Taps and Retirement of Colors.



  • Kings Mountain Memorial Day Observance: the observance and wreath laying ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM at Mountain Rest Cemetery at 111 South Drilling Street. 


    Kings Mountain, NC Memorial Day Observance 2022



  • Cornelius Memorial Day Observance: the Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 will honor the fallen on the lawn across from the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza at 10:30 AM. The ceremony will include an honor guard, Empty Chair and Wreath of Remembrance ceremonies, a 21 gun salute, patriotic music and more.


    Cornelius Memorial Day Ceremony 2022



    "I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did."

... Benjamin Harrison

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (32)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Eric Bouler good morning, Eric... thanks for popping by... are you decorating early for Christmas? :)))

May 26, 2022 06:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England good morning, Brian... I doubt you'd find anyone who would say war is a good thing... but sadly, they do need to be fought.  Look at Ukraine defending itself for the past three months against Russian aggression. 

May 26, 2022 06:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider good morning, Grant... I'm with you on that... it's why I wrote this post. I was hoping to get the message across that there's more to Memorial Day than bbq's and swimming.

May 26, 2022 06:36 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox good morning, Joan... I was happy to see in-person events back this year... but actually expected to have seen more.

May 26, 2022 06:37 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- what an absolutely beautiful post. I share the same memories that you and Wayne Martin mentioned. We'll head to the Fallen Warrior Memorial near us on Monday.  I know that Larry had fellow pilots that were lost and we both had classmates as well. they never got to live the life that we have. 

May 26, 2022 11:02 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina good information to put out there.  I will be marching in our local Memorial Day parade. ☺️

May 26, 2022 02:24 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib thanks, Kathy... Memorial Day should have some somber moments in it and it always grates on me when people say Happy Memorial Day.

May 26, 2022 02:57 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... how great that you still have a Memorial Day Parade! They seem to have disappeared in so many places. I used to march in mine as a Girl Scout... of course that was more than 60 years ago.

May 26, 2022 02:57 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing this tribute. I believe that ... Claudia Pemberton said it best 🙂.

May 26, 2022 09:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina you and I are on the same page, there is an AR member who I used to follow he seldom interacted... at least with me... I just commented on his post and removed him from my circles... totally missed the point of Memorial Day ... you know the Flag with Happy Memorial Day.....grrrrrrrrrrr....

May 26, 2022 11:18 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS good morning, Paul... isn't that quote by Claudia Pemberton just wonderful! When I first saw it, I had chills go down my back.

May 27, 2022 04:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. good morning, Endre... I have no issue with people enjoying their Memorial Day weekend... I just have an issue with people who don't understand the meaning behind Memorial Day and can't take a bit of time to honor those who died so we can enjoy the weekend. When I wrote this post, I knew you'd get it and I'd be hearing from you.

May 27, 2022 04:14 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good morning Nina.  With the BBQ's and party's, all good stuff, the meaning of this Holiday is often forgotten in the shuffle.  Hopefully we will never forget completely. Mark 

May 27, 2022 10:06 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Nina,
I always love and appreciate your special day posts and most especially those honoring our military.  I love how you wrapped it up with the Benjamin Harrison quote!

May 27, 2022 10:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho hi Mark... I just received my "gazillionth" email message for something or other wishing me a Happy Memorial Day. It's like no on understands how inappropriate saying that is.

May 27, 2022 11:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Carol Williams thanks, Carol. I only just now came across that Benjamin Harrison quote... and just loved it.

May 27, 2022 11:59 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

A well rounded weekend activity list for those to honor the fallen. Thanks for the post Nina!

May 27, 2022 04:16 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! hi Wanda... I have no issue with people enjoying the weekend... I'd just like more people to focus on why we have Memorial Day and take a little bit of time to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for us to enjoy a holiday weekend.

May 28, 2022 07:50 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Parents need to teach their young children about America's true history since public schools no longer do Nina. My generation is the last one that knew my cousin that passed away in the Vietnam War.

May 28, 2022 08:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! the entire Viet Nam war episode is a stain on our history, especially how our soldiers were treated upon their return to the USA.

May 30, 2022 04:42 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - Memorial Day means so much more to me than Thanksgiving Day (which isn't an option for me anymore). Memorial Day is a National Day that needs to be honored and respected. With so many observances all around the nation, there is no excuse for anyone. 

May 30, 2022 03:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP good morning again, Patricia... you are correct... all anyone has to do is open their eyes... they will find a way or a place to honor our military dead. As you said, no excuse.

May 30, 2022 04:43 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nina Hollander, Broker - Good morning to you too! This is one National Holiday observance that I find very meaningful. I wouldn't miss it. I like to go early because so many people show up and I want to get a parking space and good seat. I better stuff my purse with Kleenex too. 

May 30, 2022 04:48 AM