On Saturday, November 7th area school children and 150 volunteers will blanket the community delivering a warm meal, a gift bag, and a “Thank You Veteran” sign to 300 Veterans in the area as part of the fifth Annual Veterans Night of Honor. Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to bring thousands of people together to celebrate so we are taking the event to the community.
The virtual program begins at 7pm and includes patriotic music, special presentations and a poignant message about what it means to be an American by Colonel Norm McDaniel (Vietnam POW 6 years / 7 months). We invite you to be part of this very special community wide salute to Veterans. Nursing homes and shelters throughout the state are hosting “viewing parties” for their veteran residents to show their appreciation in these difficult days.
The Veterans Night of Honor is an annual event, held the first Saturday in November at The Lamb’s Chapel in Burlington, NC and hosted by area students to honor Veterans for their dedicated service to our country. The Veterans Night of Honor began in 2016 as a class project for 8 students who had been partnered with 8 veterans and has grown exponentially. The program now includes a Patriotism Camp for students ages 5 and up, a Veteran Outreach Program, and a Care Package ministry that ships hundreds packages each year to deployed troops stationed throughout the globe. Each year more than 800 Veterans and their families are served dinner followed by a Patriotic Show attended by over 2,000. In 2019, the entertainment included patriotic music performed by a choir of 100 adults and kids, and a special presentation of Commemorative Service Medallions to 276 Vietnam Veterans. In 2018, 36 World War II veterans were presented with a flag flown over the US Capitol in their honor and students created a World War II museum depicting the events they had learned about from their veterans.
For more information visit our website at NCVNH.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are currently looking for veterans who could use a special “Thank You”, volunteers to help deliver the meals, and goodies for the gift bags from local businesses.