CONCORD, N.C. — The Concord community came together on Thursday to pass out appreciation bags to local veterans during a special drive-thru event hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County.
Officials say each November, Cabarrus County’s Veterans Services Department partners with students in the Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County and the City of Concord to host an event honoring local veterans.
This year, the community held a drive-thru event in the parking lot of the Boys and Girls Club located on Spring Street in Concord from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Officials say the first 300 veterans received appreciation bags filled with cards from local students, Food Lion gift cards, and goodies from community partners, chamber members, and County departments.
In addition to the event, organizers aired a televised tribute to veterans on Cabarrus County Television (which can be found on the County’s YouTube and Facebook channels).
Officials say this year’s video program, Reflections on Service, showcases the diversity of veterans in the community while celebrating the sacrifices they made.