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11/1/2020 4:33:00 PM
Veterans Day Event Nov. 8 In Stanley
Retired general Abraham Turner to speak
Retired U.S. Army general Abraham Turner speaks at a recent event. He will be the featured speaker at the Nov. 8 Veterans Day celebrations in Stanley.
(Photo Courtesy Destinee Sweeney)

Retired U.S. Army general Abraham Turner speaks at a recent event. He will be the featured speaker at the Nov. 8 Veterans Day celebrations in Stanley.

(Photo Courtesy Destinee Sweeney)

(Middle) With Stanley Mayor Steven Denton, Bob Mahovsky points out the many graves of local veterans in the Stanley Cemetery, adjacent Christ’s Lutheran Church. Mahovsky notes that it has been called Stanley’s own Arlington Cemetery.
(Bottom) Mahovsky and Denton look over cemetery documentation.
(Photos Courtesy Bill Ward Photography)

(Middle) With Stanley Mayor Steven Denton, Bob Mahovsky points out the many graves of local veterans in the Stanley Cemetery, adjacent Christ’s Lutheran Church. Mahovsky notes that it has been called Stanley’s own Arlington Cemetery.

(Bottom) Mahovsky and Denton look over cemetery documentation.

(Photos Courtesy Bill Ward Photography)


Thomas Lark
Staff Writer


STANLEY––Veterans Day will come early to Stanley this year.

The somber occasion is held every Nov. 11, commemorating the armistice that ended World War I on that day at 11 a.m. But this year, an inaugural event is scheduled to kick off on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. at Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church, according to event spokesman Bob Mahovsky. Local military veterans are encouraged to attend, as Mahovsky noted this week. No reservations are required. But if possible, veterans are encouraged to RSVP by e-mailing the Stanley Cemetery Ancestry Fund at scancestryfund@gmail.com or by sending confirming text messages to Mahovsky at (704) 678-6643.

There is an important tie-in with the Stanley Cemetery Ancestry Fund, which is organizing the event with Stanley Pentecostal. The cemetery is adjacent Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in downtown Stanley. It’s a huge and historic graveyard as such places go hereabouts, as Mahovsky, a member of Christ’s Lutheran, noted.

“Keep in mind that there are 111 veterans in the Stanley Cemetery,” he said, adding, “I see an opportunity to not only recognize our veterans (and to potentially work with the Town of Stanley to do so) but also to honor all those who have gone before us and those who are currently serving. Our organization, the Stanley Cemetery Ancestry Fund, is a nonprofit, and all board members are volunteers. No one takes a dime out for personal gain. We are just serving our ancestors, the veterans and the Town of Stanley.”

The featured speaker that Sunday evening will be retired United States Army general Abraham Turner. A South Carolina native, Turner is a highly decorated veteran of some 35 years of service, including in the War in Afghanistan and the Gulf and Iraq wars. He is also a former leader of the South Carolina NAACP Youth and College Division. 

In addition to the Stanley Cemetery Ancestry Fund and Stanley Pentecostal, other event organizers include the following local churches: Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran; Community Pentecostal Center; First Baptist, Presbyterian and Methodist, all of Stanley; Frontline Worship Center; Mariposa Baptist; Mount Pleasant Methodist; New Life Baptist; Revival Tabernacle; Springfield Memorial Baptist; and United in Action Churches of Stanley.


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