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.
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 special Candlelight Vigil will be formed at the Arts Council and walk down to the ASOM Garden, off Hay Street. There will be speakers and music to help honor WWII veterans and their contribution to our country.
Mayor Nat Robertson to make the annual mayor’s proclamation after the Veterans Day Parade on the VIP Stage on Hay Street. He will pay a special salute to all WWII veterans.
Immediately following the Mayor’s Proclamation, the annual Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade will be held to honor the Greatest Generation with floats and signs and music of the era.
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.
In conjunction with their ongoing “Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks” exhibit, join the Cape Fear Botanical Garden for “Veterans Day at the Garden.” Special events planned for the day include:
- WWII Mock LEGO Bricks Battle Scene by Hampton Roads LUG
- LEGOMANIA with Bricks 4 Kidz
- Community LEGO Bricks American Flag Build
Cape Fear Botanical Garden
536 N. Eastern Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
9am – 5pm
Join the Town of Spring Lake in paying tribute to all veterans at this annual ceremony – a special time to recognize veterans as heroes and to say “thank you” for their service.
Veterans Park, Town of Spring Lake
Spring Lake, NC 28390
10am – 11am
The Town of Hope Mills honors the men and women who have served our country in the military at this annual ceremony, hosted by the VFW and Women’s Auxiliary. The event will start at the Veterans Memorial with a laying-of-the-wreaths ceremony. Afterward, attendees are invited into the Hope Mills Recreation Center building for refreshments. In case of inclement weather, the entire ceremony will be held inside the Recreation Center.
Veterans Memorial, Hope Mills Municipal Park
5770 Rockfish Road
Hope Mills, NC 28348
The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation is hosting a POW/MIA Ceremony on Veterans Day, offering the community a chance to honor and recognize missing Americans and their families. Rolling Thunder North Carolina Chapter 1 will perform the Missing Man Table Ceremony.
A Flag Retirement Ceremony will begin immediately after. The community is encouraged to bring flags that are ready to retire. The ceremony will take place in the Sunken Garden on the Hay Street side of the museum.
100 Bragg Blvd.
Fayetteville, North Carolina 2301
From November 11 – 13, military can take advantage of discounted ticket prices for 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.
November 11, 12 and 13 – 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.