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All Citizens Invited to Veterans Day Celebration on Monday, November 12

by | Nov 9, 2018 | News, Town Information

All Invited to Town of Davidson’s Veterans Day Program:

Monday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m. at

DCPC Congregation House

The Town of Davidson invites all community members to commemorate Veterans Day on Monday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m. at the Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House located at 218 Concord Road (the location was moved from outside at the Town Hall, due to the weather forecast). The program features keynote speaker Col. (Ret.) Robert Lutz, MD, the Hough High School Wind Ensemble and Junior ROTC, and the participation of many community members.

Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I in 1918. The armistice that ceased the fighting was signed on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11:00 a.m. The tradition of having a ceremony on that date and at that time has endured. Armistice Day eventually evolved into Veterans Day, which honors veterans of all wars. This year, we’re celebrating on the national day of observance, November 12.

Robert Lutz

COL (ret.) Robert H. Lutz, MD, is a 1987 graduate of Davidson College. Dr. Lutz retired from the US Army in September 2017 after a 30-year career as a Flight Surgeon and Emergency Physician. High points of his career include assignments as 3rd Special Forces Group Surgeon, Commander of the Joint Special Operations Medical Augmentation Unit, Commander of the Special Warfare Medical Group, Dean of the Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center, and the Medical Squadron Commander for the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta. His awards include the Order of Military Medical Merit, the Combat Medical Badge, the Senior Flight Surgeon Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, three awards of the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, the Air Medal, the Afghanistan Service Medal with three campaign stars, the Iraq Service Medal with three campaign stars, Inherent Resolve Service Medal, and the NATO Service Medal. Following retirement, he completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Duke University. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine. In addition to serving as the Team Physician for Davidson College, he has a Sports Medicine Practice in Davidson and serves as the Medical Director for Continuing the Mission, a Veteran’s Service Organization that provides fully trained service dogs for Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 704-892-3349 or email Leslie Willis at [email protected] with any questions.

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