ROCKINGHAM — Local Veterans Day activities continued Saturday morning with the annual service at Richmond County Veterans Memorial Park.
The event, hosted by American Legion Post 147, featured the Rev. Darcy Knight of Pee Dee United Methodist Church singing the national anthem and Braxton Giddens reciting the pledge of allegiance.
Guest Speaker David Shore, an American Legion national executive from Yadkin County, highlighted the strategic importance of the Navajo Code Talkers during World War II.
Following the traditional laying of the wreaths, the Rev. Charlie Tyler gave a benediction and played taps as other members of the AMVETS Post 316 Honor Guard fired off a 21-gun salute.
VFW Post 4203 provided lunch following the service.
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