The Sandhills Veterans Festival is a unifying event which encompasses numerous local events from the Southern Pines Veterans Parade to the traditional wreath laying at the Moore County Memorial in Carthage. This year the events begin with a great Cooper Ford and Vision4Moore collaboration, the Ultimate Garth Brooks Concert on 22 October. We are proud, honored, and humbled to have your support, and excited to showcase all of the things that make this community so special.
Downtown Southern Pines, NC. circa 1922
Although World War I officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles, fighting ceased seven months earlier after an armistice between the allied nations and Germany commenced on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. In an address to the nation on that day, he said, “To us, in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations.”