On July 19, 2018 members of the Rivers Edge Veterans Association (REVA) hosted an Ice Cream Social for veterans residing at Autumn Care Nursing Home in Shallotte. Twelve members of REVA participated in the social to honor and thank eight veterans for their military service. Of the eight veterans; two were army veterans, one was a marine who joined the priesthood after his discharge, one veteran served in the air force and four were sailors. Of the four navy veterans, two ladies were WAVE nurses. Most of these veterans served during WWII and one was a Vietnam era veteran.  The social was well received by the veterans and the other residents of Autumn Care. All enjoyed the ice cream sundaes on a very warm summer afternoon. For the REVA members it was a privilege for us to pay tribute to our fellow veterans.