Trellis invites veterans, public to remember the 75th anniversary of D-Day at recognition luncheon

Two WWII veterans at Trellis Supportive Care veterans’ event discuss childhood slingshot.

Trellis invites veterans, public to remember the 75th anniversary of D-Day at recognition luncheon
April 25
05:10 2019

By Anne Gauthreaux

On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. “Operation Overlord” was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. The operation was launched on June 6, 1944, with the Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, commonly known as D-Day). It was a brutal battle, but marked the beginning of the end for Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich.

As a leader in the region in honoring and celebrating veterans, Trellis Supportive Care is hosting a remembrance and recognition luncheon on Wednesday, June 5, 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Richard Childress Racing Special Event Center in Welcome, N.C.

Organizers at Trellis Supportive Care will commemorate this 75th international anniversary by celebrating the lives of the men and women who served during WWII and who participated in D-Day – the event that shaped the history of the 20th Century. All World War II veterans in attendance will be introduced and all veteran guests will be recognized. The public is invited to attend and honor these veterans for their courage and service to our country.

“Thanks to our sponsors, especially the Gary Sinise Foundation, this event is free for all veterans and one guest each,” shared Todd Clark, vice president of Clinical Support Services and the Veterans Program. “We hope the community will help encourage all veterans to attend, and make a special effort to share this news with our WWII veterans so that we can recognize them at the luncheon,” added Clark. Admission for non-veterans is $10.

Cameron Kent, a WWII historian and retired WXII 12 news anchor, will emcee the event. Along with the introduction of the WWII veterans and the recognition of all veterans, the program will include entertainment, a display of vintage military memorabilia and vehicles, a special raffle, and time for visiting sponsors. Guests will have free admission to the Richard Childress Racing Museum following the luncheon.

Interested participants who have questions, or would like to register, are encouraged to contact Trellis Supportive Care at 336-768-6157 ext. 1622. Trellis Supportive Care, formerly Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, opened in 1979 as the first hospice in the state of North Carolina. In 1998 the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home was opened, providing around-the-clock care to patients and families needing short-term inpatient care or respite care.

Ann Gauthreaux is the senior director of public relations for Trellis Supportive Services. For more information about their services, visit

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