FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 17, 2019
NC Department of Military & Veterans Affairs (NC DMVA) Observes “Armed Forces Day”
Raleigh – The NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NC DMVA) along with Governor Roy Cooper commemorated the first annual NC Armed Forces Day Program on Friday, May 17, 2019. The event took place at the North Carolina Executive Mansion in Raleigh, NC.
At the observance, fifty-three enlistees and re-enlistees from the United States Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and their reserve components, participated in an Oath of Enlistment Service. Over two hundred enlistees, re-enlistees along with their families, recruitment personnel and military unit representatives took part in the historical ceremony. In addition, Brigadier General Alberto C. Rosende, Assistant to the Deputy Commanding General at the US Army Reserve Command located at Fort Bragg delivered an inspiring message regarding the importance of serving in the armed forces. Lastly, Medal of Honor Awardee Colonel Walter Joseph Marm Jr was presented a quilt from the Quilts of Valor Foundation by US Marine Veteran Marc McMullin whose mom handcrafted the quilt.
“North Carolina is proud to be the most military and veteran friendly state in the nation. Our Department is privileged to honor the sacrifice and dedication of these service members on Armed Forces Day, and our state is grateful to them and their families,” said NC DMVA Secretary Larry D. Hall.
To learn more about the NC Armed Forces Day or NC DMVA, contact Communications Director Angella Dunston at Angella.Dunston@milvets.nc.gov or visit NC4VETS.