J.D. Goodrum completes construction on Kannapolis Veterans Park for Memorial Day Grand Opening.
KANNAPOLIS Almost everyone at Veterans Park on Monday faced the newly spruced-up gazebo in this shaded little grove between First Baptist Church and the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory.
There, Gov. Pat McCrory was addressing the crowd on Memorial Day, acknowledging the sacrifices of soldiers and Gold Star families.
Some sat in the front rows. That’s where David Francis of Concord was, his 6-year-old son, Xavier, shifting often on his lap. Francis listened as McCrory, American Legion and VFW commanders, chaplains and retired Air Force pilot Col. Claude “Buzz” Rich honored veterans such as his sister.