By Michele Dotson firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday, November 9 at 10:30 am, an elaborate and poignant ceremony was held at Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park, formerly Mint Hill Park on Fairview, to dedicate and officially open the Korean War Memorial.
The park sign with the newly adopted name was unveiled just prior to the memorial dedication. The Park will now officially be known as Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park.
Honored guests and speakers included Mint Hill Mayor Ted Biggers, Mint Hill Town Council, visiting dignitaries from the Republic of Korea, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), State Representative Bill Brawley (R), Mr. Kent Goolsby, architect for the project, and Don Putnam, co-chairman of the committee responsible for bringing the monument to realization.
After presentation of the colors, both the US national anthem as well as the national anthem for the Republic of Korea were sung. […]