Veterans Day Events
Posted November 9, 2007 11:07 a.m. EST
Updated November 9, 2007 3:59 p.m. EST
FREE PLAY DURING VETERANS' DAY WEEKEND
Edgecombe Community College will present the Touring Theatre Ensemble of North Carolina for a special weekend performance in Tarboro. “Star Spangled Girls” is a musical play that chronicles the role of women during World War II. Drawn from the memoirs and letters of 37 women veterans, the play presents these venerable women as they share memories of events and emotions about enlistment, basic training, service at home, service abroad, love, and segregation in the military. For more information, or to reserve your tickets by phone, call Cultural Arts Director Eric Greene at 823-5166, ext. 187.
TARBORO VETERANS' DAY BANQUET
Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
Mobley Atrium, Edgecombe Community College
RALEIGH VETERANS DAY PARADE & CEREMONY
Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and will be followed by a formal ceremony at the Capitol at 11 a.m. The parade will follow the same route as last year.
PRINCETON VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, Nov. 10, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Entertainment, Vendors, Games, Parade, Speaker, Memorabilia Display, Free Services
WARSAW'S 87TH VETERANS CELEBRATION
Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.
The nation's oldest, continuous Veterans Day Celebration. Parade, BBQ lunch, street vendors, military displays, Veterans Museum tours and more.
JOHNSTON COUNTY VETERANS' DAY EVENT
Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.
The event will feature MSG Steven W. Peterson, a 31-year-old decorated soldier with four Bronze Stars and five tours to Iraq, including the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Performing will be the all-county band and chorus and the Jr. ROTC units from Clayton, North Johnston, Smithfield-Selma, South Johnston, and West Johnston high schools.
After the hour-long program, a special Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings will be served in the school cafeteria to those in attendance.
Smithfield-Selma High School
Information: 919-934-6031, ext. 241
DURHAM AMERICAN LEGION CEREMONY
Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.
American Legion Durham Post 7 will be hosting a ceremony on the steps of the old Durham courthouse. Jim Hardin will be the guest speaker.
200 E. Main St.
DEDICATION OF ROCKY MOUNT VETERANS' MEMORIAL
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m.
The memorial will honor two Medal of Honor recipients from Rocky Mount and Tarboro. The service will include a military plane fly-over and presentation of the colors by 82nd Airborne soldiers. Sen. Elizabeth Dole and outgoing Mayor Fred Turnage will speak.
Jack Landry Park, 321 N. Church St., across from the Imperial Centre
FREE DINNER AT GOLDEN CORRAL
For the past six years, Golden Corral has been honoring the US Military with a free “thank you” dinner and beverage at any Golden Corral restaurant on Military Appreciation Monday (first Monday after Veteran’s Day). This year, Golden Corral has designated Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, from 5 to 9 pm, to honor any person who has ever served in the United States Military.http://www.ncveteransparade.com/vetinfo.html
WAYNE COUNTY VETERANS' DAY PARADE
Monday, Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m.
The parade will honor Chester Thompson, a country singer and veteran. It is sponsored by the Wayne Veterans' Association.
Center Street, Goldsboro
RALEIGH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 8-10 a.m.
Congressional Veterans Briefing
Jim Graham Building, State Fair Grounds in Raleigh
Biscuits and beverages served