Salute: Community starting ‘Military Court of Honor’

Published 9:51 am Thursday, March 17, 2022

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Part of the great legacy of Davie County is the investment its residents have made to keep America free and safe.

“Many men and women have proudly served our country – some giving the ultimate sacrifice of their own blood,” said Melanie Forbes Cook, executive director of the Farmington Community Events Center. “They have bravely entered foreign lands to stop tyrants, liberate the oppressed, and free captives.  For this, we who benefit from the gift of freedom owe a great debt of gratitude to those who paid for that gift with their service.”

The center is installing a “Farmington Military Court of Honor.”  It will be on the grounds of the community center afor friends and family to honor or memorialize their loved ones.

Engraved bricks can be purchased in either a 4×8 inch or 8×8 inch size and with the purchaser choice of wording.  The person being memorialized or honored does not have to be from Davie County to be included in the project.

The 4 x 8 bricks are being sold for $50 and the 8×8 bricks are $100. Orders for the first installation need to be in by the end of March.

“We are also looking for sponsors for the Farmington Military Court of Honor,” Cook said.  Sponsorships are $500 and include an 8×8 sponsorship brick with the sponsors choice of wording. Sponsorships need to be in by the end of March.

Installation will be in 2022 and there will be a public dedication service to be announced at a later date.

Additional information can be obtained by visiting or by calling (336) 998-2912.

“Let’s honor those who have served or those who are currently serving our great country,” she said.