North Charleston hosts third annual 'Tribute to our Veterans'

Last year's Tribute to our Veterans (provided)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)-- The Department of Defense and the Veterans Day National Committee has once again selected North Charleston as a Regional Site for Veterans Day 2012.

North Charleston is the only regional site in South Carolina.

A special ceremony will be held in Park Circle on Monday, Nov. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All veterans in attendance will be called by name and receive a commemorative medal.

Prior to the ceremony, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., a story swap will be held in the Felix Davis Community Center. Veterans will have an opportunity to share memories and stories about their service with fellow veterans. The story swap is open to the public. Veterans wishing to speak should RSVP to (843) 740-5850.

Lieutenant Colonel Vernon F. Lightner will be the event's keynote speaker and lunch will be provided by Outback Steakhouse.