9 ways to celebrate Veterans Day in North Carolina

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By Leah Sherrell

November 8, 2023

North Carolina has the third-largest military population in the country, and is home to over 720,000 veterans.

As Veterans Day approaches, there will be events from Jacksonville to Brevard celebrating and honoring service members. 


Veterans Day Luncheon, New Bern

 

The Craven County Veterans Council is hosting a free luncheon open to any veteran and their spouse or primary caregiver at Temple Baptist Church at 1500, Kingdom Way, New Bern NC. 

Veterans will need to bring proof of service.

 

Jacksonville Veterans Tribute

 

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Celebrate Veterans Day in Jacksonville as they close out their weeklong celebration of Veterans Day! 

On Saturday ,join the Disabled American Veterans on a Day of Observance at 300 Sherwood Road. After that, head over to the Jacksonville Commons Recreation Complex to watch the Military Basketball Association Tournament, and finish the weekend with a screening of “The Veteran’s Battlefield” documentary about North Carolina’s veterans.  


Field of Honor, Asheboro 

 

South Asheboro Middle School is transforming its baseball field into a Field of Honor this weekend to honor the lives of veterans, first responders, and “home-town heroes.”

The field will be filled with over 500 US flags that visitors can walk among until the closing ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 pm.

 

Veterans Day Observance, Cary  

 

The town of Cary will gather at Veterans Freedom park on Saturday at 11 a.m. to honor Veterans Day with a speech from Bronze Star recipient, Commander Helen Nelson. 

There will also be a Field of Flags for visitors to observe.

 

Salute to Service Festival, Charlotte  

 

The Carolinas Freedom Foundations is hosting their annual Veterans Day festival from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. 

Following the 11 a.m. parade on Tryon St., visitors can enjoy a roller skating pop-up, food trucks, and a blood drive on the Levine Ave. of the Arts. 

 

Greensboro Honors Veterans Parade

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Head to downtown Greensboro at 12 p.m. this Saturday to honor our veterans along with the Guildford County chapter of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) in the 2023 parade!

 

Carolina Field of Honor Veterans Day Event, Kernersville 

 

The Carolina Field of Honor sits on eight acres in Kernersville where visitors can come to remember and honor those who served in North Carolina.

This Saturday at 11 a.m. there will be a ceremony to commemorate Veterans Day at the memorial. Guests are invited to bring their own chairs as seating is limited. 

 

Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas, Brevard

 

The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas is the perfect place to learn about the military history in North Carolina, South Carolina, and North Georgia, even after Veterans Day has passed. The museum displays artifacts from the 20th century all the way up to present times, and groups can even request a curated tour of different wars. 

 

Buncombe County Veterans Day Ceremony

 

Veterans Services of Buncombe County invites the community to join them on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Charles George VA, 1100 Tunnel Road. Speakers at the ceremony include Warren Dupree, a Vietnam and Desert Storm veteran, as well as a tribal elder in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

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  • Leah Sherrell

    Leah Sherrell is a multimedia reporter for Cardinal & Pine. A graduate of UNC-Wilmington, she's a resident of Kernersville with a background in video production and communication. Leah uses many forms of media to explore the multifaceted lifestyles and cultures present in North Carolina.

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