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Thursday thoughts: Memorial Day events

Posted May 24, 2012


With the Memorial Day holiday weekend on the horizon, what frugal plans do you have? Will you be recognizing the holiday in any way? We have a number of free Memorial Day events here in the Triangle to honor the soldiers who have given their lives in service to our country! Please add any other Memorial Events you find.

What are you doing this weekend?

North Carolina State Capitol: Wreath Laying at Veteran's Memorial on Monday, May 28th, 2012 from 10 am - 1 pm.  The Tar Heel Detachment of the Marine Corps League for the greater Raleigh area is sponsoring this free event which will be held on the N.C. State Capital grounds located between Salisbury and Wilmington at Edenton Street.  Click HERE for more information.

Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh: Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 28th, 2012 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. They will honor veterans during this free event at the Field of Honor, which is patterned after Arlington Cemetery. Click HERE for more information.

Fayetteville Memorial Day weekend events: There are a number of events honoring Memorial Day and our soldiers who have given their live sin service including parades, band concerts and multiple ceremonies in Fayetteville and the surrounding areas. For a list of these events,  Click HERE.

Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham is having a free program on Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm titled, "US Military Through the Ages." According to their website, they will have folks portraying soldiers from the French and Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, American Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, and Vietnam. There will also be equipment and weapon demonstrations. Click HERE for more information.

Carrboro Town Commons: Free Memorial Day event to honor Victims of War on Monday, May 28th from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM. There will be playing of taps, poetry, music, reading of casualties in the Middle East in the past month. Sposored by Orange County Peace Coalition. Click HERE for more information.



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  • stephkenner May 24, 2012

    Thank you, Faye!!!

  • NAVY MOM May 24, 2012

    As a PROUD NAVY MOM, I ask those of you who have an american flag to proudly display it in your yards/home this weekend.

    I have heard many retired military and those who are serving presently say how nice it is to pass yards and see a show of support for their day to day jobs they do and pride in our country. It is also nice to show those military who are not from NC and come home with other military in our area to see our great pride in being a military state!


  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 24, 2012

    Congrats on the new grandbaby, steph!

  • stephkenner May 24, 2012

    I plan on staying home & snuggling my new grandson this weekend. :)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 24, 2012

    Elizabeth, my great thanks to your daughter and all the men and women serving today and who have ever served, including my dad! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family!

  • bean112455 May 24, 2012

    I'm coming to Raleigh to join up with my sons and Marine daughter for an all American cookout to include hamburgers and dogs. We will be flying our flags and Red, White, and Blue proudly for all the wonderful men and women who have served this great nation. They all deserve to be remembered during this Memorial Holiday. Happy Memorial Day to all and a special thanks to Faye for all the wonderful work you do to help us all save money and get stuff free or cheap. Every cent helps! Elizabeth