TRINITY — An honor wall first erected in Trinity more than 75 years ago now stands proud once again, paying tribute to local veterans for their service.
The Trinity Historic Preservation Society will host a rededication ceremony for the Trinity Museum’s Veterans Wall on Saturday at the museum. Veterans are invited to attend the 2 p.m. ceremony and be recognized.
Approximately 250 veterans’ names appear on the wall, which stands in front of the museum and is flanked by American flags on either side, according to event organizer Fran Andrews of the Trinity Historic Preservation Society. During the ceremony, the name of each veteran on the wall will be read aloud, followed by the sounding of a bell.
The event will also include the presentation of the colors by the Randolph County Honor Guard, the singing of the national anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, the playing of taps, and a flag retirement ceremony presented by Boy Scout Troop 25 of Archdale Friends Meeting.
“We want veterans to come out and be honored as we dedicate the new wall,” Andrews said. “It’s going to be a special event.”
According to Andrews, the original Veterans Wall was erected and dedicated in 1943, and it’s not clear when it came down. A new wall was built and dedicated in 2011, but it had to be taken down when water got into the seams of the wood and caused it to rot.
“We’ve put up plastic boards this time, so these should last for 50 years,” Andrews said.
The plastic boards were made by Capitol Medals.
Dozens of door prizes also will be given to veterans in attendance.