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The Windsor/Bertie County Chamber of Commerce will honor our veterans at the courthouse in Windsor on November 11, 2021, from 11 am to 3 pm.

Mike Causey North Carolina’s Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal, will pay tribute to Bertie County veterans and their families. Causey is a United States Army veteran who has held office in Raleigh since January of 2017.

The event kicks off at 11 am and ends at 3 pm.

The following generous event sponsors make this event possible:

  • Amvets Post #103
  • Windsor Veterans’ Club
  • Food Lion, Windsor
  • North State Provision Company, Ahoskie
  • Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Elizabeth City
  • Sara Lee Baker, Tarboro, NC

Chief’s Sports Bar & Grill, 505 S. Queen Street in Windsor, will host a free cookout for our county’s veterans, families, and caregivers.

Three Fun Facts About Veterans Day

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NC Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey (R) | Photo Credit: Facebook

The United States Department of Defense shares some interesting facts about this federal and state holiday on their website.

1 – No Apostrophe Included in the Official Name

Officially, the US government chose to omit an apostrophe from the word “Veterans.” Why? An apostrophe suggests “possession,” but this holiday includes all veterans. No particular individual or group “owns” the holiday. Instead, all vets share it.

2 – Veterans Day Is Not the Same as Memorial Day

Memorial Day and this holiday are two distinctly separate days. Although both days honor our military, Memorial Day is to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice. On the other hand, Veterans Day gives a hat tip to all former military, dead or alive.

3 – The Name Changed from Armistice Day After World War II

Congress first recognized this holiday in 1926 to honor World War I fallen soldiers. Armistice Day referred to the day we signed the treaty that ended that war. However, they increased the scope of the day to honor all veterans and changed the name to reflect that decision after World War II and the Korean War.

Bertie County has a long history of military service and more than our fair share of heroes. Please join the Chamber of Commerce in paying tribute to the brave men and women who protected us.

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