10 Ways to Celebrate Veterans’ Day in NC

Veteran femaleToday we pause on November 11th to remember the brave women and men who protect our country. Celebrate your gratitude by attending one of the following events going on today in our state.

WHERE: Main road through Columbus, NC (Highway 108)

WHEN: 10 am – 12 pm

Attend the Patriot Salute Veterans’ Parade! Spectators should wear red, white, and blue to honor our veterans. Get more info here.

WHERE: Veterans’ Memorial Park in downtown Columbus, NC

WHEN: 7:00 pm

Join the Polk County Memorial Ladies Auxiliary for a special candlelight service in observance of Veterans’ Day. The purpose of the service is remember and honor all the men and women in the Armed Forces who are serving or who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the nation. The Ladies Auxiliary is asking for a $1 donation to light a candle; profits from the sale will be used for Operation Changing Lives. Get more info here.

WHERE: Fuquay-Varina, NC

WHEN: 10 – 11:15 am

Join the Bentwinds Country Club Military Missions in Action for this Veterans’ Day celebration. Activities will include watching a firing squad and color guard. Get more info here.

WHERE: Veterans’ Park at the corner of Ruth and Main Streets, Spring Lake, NC

WHEN: 10 – 11:30 am

Join the Town of Spring Lake for its annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony. Get more info here.

WHERE: General C. Marshall Monument, Pinehurst, NC

WHEN: 11 am – 12 pm

Attend the Military Officer Association of America Veterans Day Ceremony! Watch the color guard and listen to the US Army Forces Command Ground Forces Band. Get more info here.

WHERE: Airborne & Special Operations Museum

WHEN: 5:00 pm

Rolling Thunder North Carolina will present a POW MIA ceremony with a special tribute to all POW MIAs in each branch of the service. Members of Fayetteville’s Cape Fear Heroes will be on hand to escort military veterans and spouses. Boy Scout Troop 6 will conduct a flag retirement ceremony at the end of the event. Get more info here.

WHERE: Veterans’ Memorial next to parks & recreation building, Hope Mills, NC

WHEN: 3:00 pm

Honor Hope Mills veterans of the past and present. This event is free and open to the public. Get more info here.

WHERE: Intersection of Main & Hempstead Street, Lexington, NC

WHEN: 4:00 pm

Join the Davidson County Veteran’s Council for a parade through historic Uptown Lexington and ending at Main Street and 9th Avenue. The parade will include ROTCs, school bands, floats, and military vehicles. Any veteran who wishes to participate should call Bob Leonard at 336-248-2126. Get more info here.

WHERE: Bayview Cemetery on the east side of N. 20th Street, Morehead City, NC

WHEN: 10:30 am

Celebrate Veterans’ Day with the Morehead City Historical Preservation Society. Gather at the graves of three British soldiers who died during World War II defending Carteret Country from attack by German submarines. Get more info here.

WHERE: Freedom Park, 1900 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC

WHEN: 2 – 4 pm

Attend this family-friendly Rotary Peace Walk sponsored by Rotary International to promote peace and change at the grassroots level. The walk costs $10 (and is free for veterans and children under 12). All proceeds goes to Rotary Peace Centers dedicated to training new generations of leaders in the advancement of peace around the world. Get more info here.




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