Please join the Board and Staff of Women AdvaNCe as we honor the women and men who have bravely served our country to protect the freedoms of liberty and justice that we, as a nation, hold dear. We ask you to join the president in recognizing Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, as a day of prayer for permanent peace by uniting together in prayer at 11:00 a.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. to observe the National Moment of Remembrance for those who sacrificed their lives.
Memorial Day 2014 Events in North Carolina:Where: Festival Park, 225 Ray Avenue, Fayetteville, NC When: Sunday, May 25, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm What: A Symphonic Salute to the US Armed Forces. The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Army Ground Forces Band of Ft. Bragg partner up for their second annual free Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces concert Memorial Day Weekend at Festival Park. Where: Freedom Memorial Park, 101 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC When: Monday, May 26, 10 am – 11 am What: Enjoy a special Memorial Day Ceremony at Freedom Memorial Park. Where: 1025 Orchard Road, Spruce Pine, NC When: Monday, May 26, 11 am – 5 pm What: Memorial Day at the Orchard. Free live music, storytelling, and hayrides. Where: George Cushwa Stadium, 201 Stadium Drive, Thomasville, NC When: Monday, May 26, 9:30 am – 6 pm What: Memorial Day Parade & Celebration. Begins with a wreath laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall on I-85. Next there will be speakers at the bandstand behind the Big Chair, and then the parade beginning at 11 am. The parade will end at George Cushwa Stadium where there will be free hot dogs while they last, Paratroopers, and more! Where: Bennett Place State Historical Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham, NC When: Saturday, May 24 (10 am – 4 pm) and Sunday, May 25 (10 am – 3 pm) What: Memorial Day Remembrance: The American Soldier Through the Ages. Join military living historians representing American soldiers of all time periods. Where: City Park, 1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC When: Monday, May 26 (amusement rides open from 10 am – 7 pm) What: The rides in City Park are open for Memorial Day. Rides include the Historic Dentzel Carousel, train, planes, boats, and cars. Rides are $1 each. There are also athletic fields and a playground. Where: Broyhill Music Center, 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC When: Sunday, May 25, 3 pm – 4 pm What: Watauga Community Band Memorial Day Concert. The Watauga Community Band will perform its annual free Memorial Day Concert at 3 pm at the Rosen Concert Hall in the Hayes School of Music on the campus of Appalachian State University. Where: Courthouse Steps, 115 Nash St E, Wilson, NC When: Monday, May 26, 10 am What: Patricia A. Harris, state commander of the American Legion, will speak at the annual Memorial Day service organized by the Wilson Committee on Patriotism. The service will include patriotic music performed by the Gardners and Lucama elementary schools’ chorus. The committee will provide a hot dog lunch to veterans and their families following the service.