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Salisbury, Kannapolis hosting memorial day observances

Memorial Day observances will take place in Salisbury and Kannapolis on Monday.
At 10 a.m., the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Rowan County Veterans Council will host a ceremony at the National Cemetery at W.G. “Bill” Hefner VA Medical Center. Command Sergeant Major Robert Graves, who has attained the highest enlisted rank in the U.S. Army and received commendations including the Bronze Star and Iraq Combat Medal, will be the keynote speaker.
The program will also include other speakers, traditional music and a rifle salute.
At noon, N.C. Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton will speak at a service at Village Park in Kannapolis organized by Beaver-Pittman Post 115 of the American Legion.
Prior to the start, the Junior ROTCs from A.L. Brown and Northwest Cabarrus high schools and two color guards will march from the park office to the amphitheater. The program will also include music, a rifle salute and a presentation on the GI House by Kannapolis historian Norris Dearmon.

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