Havelock business supplies sweet tweats for veterans

Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 09:26 AM.

Congress made the national holiday official in 1954 and President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed its name to Veterans Day so all veterans would be honored.

The day of observing Veterans Day was changed in 1968 so it would always make a three-day holiday but a public outcry, ultimately heard by President Gerald Ford in 1975, resulted in him changing it back to Nov. 11.

Hernandez’s husband served in the Marine Corps for 20 years and she has two brothers in-law who served as well.

She and Navy Federal employees volunteered to spend part of their days off serving a little something to those who’d served a lot, including April Fuchs of Havelock and Deb Tallmadge of Emerald Isle. Fuchs’ father is a retired Marine Corps master sergeant and Tallmadge’s husband is retired after 22 years in the Corps.

“We were closed today and brainstormed about what we could do to honor veterans,” said Hernandez. “We’ve heard some great stories from military, active duty, spouses, including one whose husband served 28 years beginning in World War II.”

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