2022 Cabarrus Veterans Day Appreciation Events and Closures

CABARRUS COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – Every November, Cabarrus comes together to remember and honor the service and sacrifice of all veterans.

This year is no different, as the Veterans Day celebration returns as an in-person event for the first time since the emergence of COVID-19. The Cabarrus County Department of Veterans Services is collaborating with the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County and the City of Concord on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Club (247 Spring Street, Concord).

All Cabarrus veterans are invited to the party.

Operation green light

To support local military veterans and those across the country, Cabarrus joins the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, the National Association of Counties (NACo), and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers (NACVSO) for Operation Green Light. This initiative shows support for veterans by lighting county buildings and infrastructure green November 7-13.

The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners recognized the contributions and sacrifices of local men and women who served in the armed forces with a proclamation at its October meeting. View the full proclamation, read by Director of Veterans Services Tony Miller, here: https://youtu.be/or4-OLlRrZo.

Community members are encouraged to join the county in letting veterans know they are seen, appreciated and supported by simply displaying a green light in a window of their place of work or residence.

Operation Green Light honors those who have paid the highest price for freedom and illuminates their service and sacrifice.

Cabarrus County Veterans Day Closures

Cabarrus County government offices, including the Cabarrus County Government Center, Social Services Center, all library branches, senior centers, animal shelter, county dump, and the household hazardous waste facility will close on Friday, November 11.

The landfill is open on Saturday, November 12 for construction and demolition waste from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Garbage will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cabarrus County parks including Camp TN Spencer, Frank Liske, Vietnam Veterans and Rob Wallace are open Veterans Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Serving Cabarrus County VeteransCabarrus County Veterans Services provides professional and timely assistance to veterans and their family members free of charge.

The Veterans Services office, located at 363 Church Street N, Suite 180, Concord, has a pantry, which has provided much-needed assistance during the pandemic.

Accredited Veterans Services Agents help navigate U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs programs and provide free assistance through benefits, such as:

  • Compensation
  • veterans pension
  • Survivor’s pension
  • calls
  • Veterans Health Care
  • Survivor benefits
  • Education
  • Real estate loan guarantee
  • Use
  • Transportation
  • Adult and Elderly Services
  • Senior Resources

For more information about the Cabarrus County Veterans Services office, visit www.cabarruscounty.us/vets or call 704-920-2869.

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Jennifer R. Strohm