SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Governor Pat McCrory spent a big part of Monday in Salisbury, honoring 103 year old veteran Claude Lyerly, and announcing a new state initiative for veterans.
Lyerly, a World War II veteran, was presented with the state's highest civilian honor, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, by Governor McCrory.
Governor Pat McCrory has announced the establishment of NC4VETS, a new initiative to serve North Carolina's nearly 800,000 veterans, their families and the more than 120,000 active duty military, Guardsmen and Reservists that call North Carolina home.
"Veterans come to the state with a can-do spirit that will make North Carolina stronger and improve its quality of life," Governor McCrory said. "The NC4Vets initiative will help us attract and keep more veterans so North Carolina will be more than a duty station. It will be their new home."