Ceremony to celebrate veterans

A candlelight service to honor soldiers and veterans who have served in the Iraq war from Swain County will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 on the square in front of the historic courthouse.

The service coincides with the date all U.S. Iraqi Combat Forces will be returning home or redeployed to a more urgent part of the world. This service is open to everyone, and candles will be provided. Anyone with the name of a soldier to share should submit it by Dec. 15 by contacting 828.342.9805 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The event is sponsored by the Swain County Democratic Party.

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