Somber services, beach fun mark Memorial Day weekend
Alongside the fun at the beach, the pool and the grill, somber events to honor America's war dead are taking place around North Carolina this Memorial Day weekend.Posted — Updated
Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division Band highlighted a parade in Spring Lake Saturday, followed by a ceremony in Veteran's Park at Ruth and Main streets.
Highlights of the Memorial Day events on Monday include
- a wreath laying at Veteran's Memorial on the North Carolina State Capitol grounds from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Hope Mills' annual Memorial Day ceremony at 4 p.m. at Municipal Park
- a ceremony at Freedom Memorial Park in Fayetteville at 11 a.m.
The entertainment, too, continues throughout the weekend.