AYDEN, N.C. (WNCT) The town of Ayden is celebrated Veterans Day at their Veterans Memorial Park on Fourth Street, to honor those who’ve fallen, those still missing, and those who’ve served.
The three hour celebration included prayer, laying of the wreaths, rising of the American flag, songs from Ayden’s middle school and elementary school choirs, and guest speakers Veteran Jim Hooker and Congressman Dr. Greg Murphy of the 3rd Congressional District.
The Park, which features a picnic shelter, playground equipment, and a tennis court, held the Ceremony from 1 to 3 PM.
In 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, a temporary halt in fighting was agreed between Allied nations and Germany in World War 1.
This was was known as “The Great War.”
Veterans Day was first recognized as a legal U.S. holiday November 11, 1938.