Resolution Names Portion of NC Hwy. 65 to Honor Ray Kelly
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Posted on Thursday January 10, 2019
Resolution expresses appreciation to Ray Kelly's "generous service to his community & the Veterans of Rockingham County."
Rockingham County Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution to name a portion of NC Hwy. 65, between the corner of County Home Rd. and NC 65 West (just past Hospice of Rockingham County) in honor of Ray Kelly.  Approved during the Jan. 7, 2019 Board meeting, at the Governmental Center in Wentworth, the resolution expresses appreciation to Kelly's "generous service to his community and to the Veterans of Rockingham County."

The resolution summarized these key points about this American hero:
  • Henry Ray Kelly, known as Ray, was born in Leaksville, North Carolina on March 29, 1936 and was a lifelong resident of North Carolina, living most of his life in Rockingham County
  • Ray Kelly joined the Army and served proudly for twenty years, receiving numerous medals of commendation, retiring in 1974
  • Ray Kelly actively served the Boy Scouts, was a fomer scoutmaster, assisted scouts in attaining the rank of Eagle, gave programs on the proper handling of the American flag, and gave to scouts in need
  • Ray Kelly served as Commander of the VFW Post 2574 Rockingham County, Vice Commander of American Legion Post 254 Eden, NC, Commander of the Rockingham County Hohor Guard for seventeen years, was a member of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and the Rockingham County Veterans Coalition, working to serve Veterans in need
  • Ray Kelly served as President of the Veteran's Park Committee for fifteen years and worked, along with oher veterans, to plan events honoring the Veterans of Rockingham County on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day each year and worked tirelessly to maintain and develop the park as a lasting tribute.
Please note the attached resolution.

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