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.
Downtown Fayetteville will go back in time to the 1940’s with local businesses offering specials, exhibits and other fun activities related to WWII and Heroes Homecoming IV. The event will occur prior to the Downtown Candlelight Vigil.
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 to make a proclamation after the Veterans Day Parade, saluting all WWII veterans.
The Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM) will host their annual post-Veterans Day event created to honor our veterans. This year, the event will focus especially on World War II veterans.
Enjoy an informative and entertaining discussion and book signing with World War II veteran and esteemed author. Hosted at ASOM, this event will start around 3pm after the Salute to Veteran’s event.
FireAntz are holding their annual Military Appreciation Night, focusing specifically on honoring our WWII vets. Discounts will be given on tickets for this game for veterans. More information to come.
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.