A meeting for military mothers will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the National Guard Amory in Jefferson at 2 p.m. Mothers of military sons or daughters serving in any branch of service who live in Watauga, Ashe, or Avery counties are invited to attend and be involved in this exciting new group to support our military family members who serve our nation so valiantly and with honor.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the chartering of a High Country Chapter of the National Organization of Blue Star mothers who have sons or daughters serving in the military. The organization will plan activities to support both the families and those serving in the military. Those activities are determined by each group, and include mailing cards, letters, and packages to area service men and women as well as being a support group for mothers who have sons and/or daughters in the military.
For further information or to notify of your interest in Blue Star Mothers, you may contact Debbie Branch, chair of the event, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The country is celebrating a Veteran’s Day “holiday” on Nov.11 with the closing of banks and post offices and government offices, along with the celebration and remembrance of this annual tradition on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Veteran’s Day was first established in 1926 as Armistice Day to recognize the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918, and the name was changed in 1954 to recognize all veterans of all conflicts.
Ceremonies are held at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in remembrance.
In Ashe County, a ceremony will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial at Ashe County Courthouse, conducted by the Ashe County High School JROTC in conjunction with local veterans’ organizations.