Pilot Light: More Names Being Added to County Veterans Memorial
Three killed in action (KIA) and 100 other military personnel names are being added to the Moore County Veterans Memorial in time for the Nov. 13 ceremony.
George Hunt, county veterans service officer, said the KIA servicemen include two killed in Iraq and one in Somalia. Family members reported their names to the county earlier this year.
The Veterans Memorial Committee conducts a ceremony at the monument site in Carthage yearly at a time close to Veterans Day. The 2010 ceremony is planned on the Saturday after the holiday to accommodate working people and others who travel from out of town to attend.
The ceremony, which is open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature an address by retired Air Force Lt. Gen. William Thurman, of Pinehurst. The memorial is off U.S. 15-501 near the N.C. 24-27 intersection in the Carriage Oaks complex in Carthage.
PINK — County response to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (pink ribbon) observance was illustrated for the Moore County Board of Commissioners at the Nov. 1 meeting.
Laura Williams, clerk to the board, showed pictures taken during the Oct. 2 Family Fun Festival and also in various departments during the observance. The festival, attended by county employees and their families, was held at Hillcrest Park. Fundraising activities held during the event generated $2,200 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund.
Tribute was paid to nine women who are recent survivors of breast cancer.
Commissioner Cindy Morgan, who represents the board on health-related issues, recognized four of the women who were present for the meeting — Eli Arroyo-Allen, administrative/public information officer; Tami Golden, finance; Celesta Williams, property management; and Mary Smith, wife of Walter Smith, information technology.
ROAD NAMES — The names of two private roads were changed at the county commissioners’ Nov. 1 meeting.
No one spoke against the changes when the board opened a public hearing on the subjec and approval was quickly given.
Two portions of Warm Blood Trail in the Pelham Farms Subdivision were changed to Pelham Trail NE and Pelham Trail NW. The other change is in spelling with Winsor Terrace in the Cotswold Subdivision off Linden Road changed to Windsor Terrace.
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