Honor and Remembrance: Veterans Day in Davidson
The tone was solemn, Taps in the air and the Fire Department’s magnificent American flag waving above community members, Town officials, and veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces, gathered in front of Town Hall to commemorate Veterans Day. As the Hough High School Wind Ensemble played the anthem of each branch in turn, veterans proudly rose. Thus stirred, those assembled were ready to hear from this year’s Veteran’s Day speaker, former Army Engineer Captain Kevin Kuwik, now assistant men’s basketball coach at Davidson College. An Iraq war veteran, Captain Kuwik spoke of four lessons on Veterans Day, touching on gratitude, service, teamwork, and belief — belief in yourself and in every American. Small children waved smaller versions of Old Glory and the older crowd swept away a tear or two, and people went about their business, into the gorgeous fall day in November.
A professional communicator with a long career in higher education, Meg now consults and volunteers in areas where words and images work together to tell a story. She's a proud member of Davidson's Class of 1977 and lives nearby with her husband, Don, Davidson professor emeritus of biology, with whom she shares a family grown by kinship and choice.