CARRBORO, N.C. -- Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11, as a day to remember the invaluable contribution of Carrboro's veterans and urges all residents to take every opportunity to honor the service and sacrifice of individuals in uniform transitioning from active service.
Please read the entire proclamation at https://www.carrboronc.gov/2630/Proclamations-and-Resolutions
Town of Carrboro Recognizes Employee Veterans
In a ceremony to be held outside Carrboro Town Hall at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, the following Town of Carrboro employees who are veterans, will be honored for their service and sacrifice:
- Captain Tony Frye (Army)
- Lieutenant Mike Metz (Army)
- Lieutenant Joseph Thomas (Marine Corps)
- Eddie Renegar (Marine Corps)
Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Resources Department
- Jack Gaegler (Air Force)
- Steve Harward (Navy)
- Clarence Potter (Army)
Public Works Department
Orange County Veterans Memorial Ceremony
If you are looking to honor the veterans in your life, a special ceremony commemorating Veterans Day will be held at the Orange County Veterans Memorial on Friday, Nov. 10, beginning at 11 a.m. The memorial is on the campus of Orange County Southern Human Services at 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill.
Congresswoman Valerie Foushee will speak at the ceremony, and Dr. Mark Clodfelter will be the guest speaker. He is Professor Emeritus at the National War College, a tribute he earned for his decades long service to Professional Military Education.
A former Air Force officer who was a ground radar officer by trade, Clodfelter served radar tours at Myrtle Beach and South Korea and spent the remainder of his career in military academia.
He taught at the Air Force Academy and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a BS from the US Air Force Academy, an MA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Ph.D. from UNC.
Orange County Chair Jamezetta Bedford, Rep. Renee Price (D-Orange) and Jeff McNeill, Orange County’s Veteran’s Service Officer, will also speak. Orange County Sheriff’s Office will provide the Color Guard.
Learn more about the Veterans Memorial at ocveteransmemorial.com
Operation Green Light
In observance of Operation Green Light, the Town of Carrboro is displaying green lights on Carrboro Town Hall, Fire Station 1 and Carrboro Century Center. The lights are a symbol of recognition of the plight of veterans across the country who are having a hard time connecting with benefits after serving their country.
Veterans Day is a time to reflect on those who have courageously served our nation in the armed forces. Thank you to our veterans, past and present, for your service and sacrifice.