KANNAPOLIS - On Monday, May 27, Rowan and Cabarrus County veterans, families, friends and patriots across the region are invited to attend the Memorial Day dedication and reopening of Veterans Park in downtown Kannapolis.
Ceremonies begin at 11:30 a.m. with the Parade of Veterans, followed by the dedication program at noon. Highlights of the program include lighting of the Memorial’s eternal flame; presentation by Rep. Richard Hudson of the flag flown over the U.S. Capital Building in Washington, DC; and more.
Over 1,700 Cabarrus and Rowan County veterans who have died in service have been honored with engraved names on the granite Ring of Honor surrounding the Memorial’s eternal flame. Kannapolis History Associates researched veteran records from the Revolutionary War to present to compile a comprehensive list of names for engraving.
Brick pathways connecting the eternal flame and Ring of Honor to Memorial Plaza at the corner of W. First St. and N. Main St.