While honoring the agricultural history of their community in this annual celebration, the Eastover Civic Club will honor veterans with a special emphasis on the heroes who served in WWII. There will be WWII-themed exhibits, food, and vendors as well as musical entertainment.
The Arts Council opens its doors for World War II era swing dancing on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Heat up the floor dancing to top tunes of the time. Reminisce as your Emcee provides live news updates and feature stories about growing your Victory Garden and how to make rationed sugar and butter stretch throughout the week. It’s a taste of a bygone time when people danced the cares of their troubled world away. Admission is free. Space is limited. Questions? Call the Arts Council at (910) 323-1776.
Henry V – Shakespeare’s powerful history play about the legendary warrior king takes center stage at the Cape Fear Regional Theater for the very first time in a propulsive, provocative production with contemporary resonances. Henry V is a play about going to war: the brotherhood, the valor, the costs and consequences. At what cost to his subjects and his conscience does henry pursue the glories of his nation and his reign? Directed by Tom Quaintance.
Performance starts at 7:30pm and tickets are $15.
Please contact the Cape Fear Regional Theater for more information – www.cfrt.org or 910.323.4233.
The Spring Lake Recreation and Parks Department will host a special WWII Memorial Remembrance Event, starting at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Immediately following the ceremony, there will be a candlelit walk in honor of all veterans who served in WWII from Veteran’s Memorial Park. The walk will end at the Community Recreation Center where light refreshments will be served and WWII exhibits and music will be featured.
A Candlelight vigil will be formed at the Arts Council and walk down to the NC Veterans Park. There will be speakers and music to help honor WWII veterans and their contribution to our country.
The annual Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade will honor the Greatest Generation with floats and signs and music of the era.
Mayor Nat Robertson to make the annual mayor’s proclamation after the Veterans Day Parade, saluting all WWII veterans.
The pubic is invited to ASOM’s annual Salute the Veterans event. Immediately following the Mayor’s proclamation, walk to ASOM and Salute the Veterans. Then enjoy an informative and entertaining discussion and book signing with World War II veteran and esteemed author Vincent Speranza. Speranza will share his experiences and talk about his book, Nuts! A 101st Airborne Division Machine Gunner at Bastogne.
Hope Mills will proclaim November 6, 2016, “Greatest Generation Day.” Veterans Memorial Park will display a flag for each WWII veteran from Hope Mills with the help of the Veterans Affairs Committee. Flags will have the name of the WWII Veteran and branch of service and will be displayed from November 6 to November 11 in Hope Mills Veterans Memorial Park.
If anyone knows a WWII veteran in Hope Mills, please send info to Grilley Mitchell, PO Box 549, Hope Mills, NC 28348.