“Wreath Laying”

May 31st, 2010

North Carolina State Capitol, Raleigh, NC

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

A wreath-laying ceremony in honor of those North Carolinians who served during times of war will take place at the Veterans’ Monument. 10 am- 1 pm.

Cost: Free

“Memorial Day Remembrance”

May 29, 2010

Bennett Place State Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd.


Memorial Day began in small communities, which recognized those soldiers who gave their lives during the American Civil War. Join Civil War soldier interpreters as the share the history and significance of Memorial Day. FREE admission, but donations gratefully accepted.

“An American Celebration” at Koka Booth Amphitheater

May 24, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12-25. Kids 12 and under get in free.

Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary

This Memorial Day, The Concert Singers of Cary and The Triangle Wind Ensemble Present “An American Celebration” Enjoy an evening outdoors listening to patriotic music and having a picnic with friends and family at this event.

“State Capitol Foundation Memorial Day Observance”

May 26, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Honor North Carolina ‘s fallen heroes with a ceremony at the North Carolina Veteran’s Monument on the State Capitol lawn in Raleigh . Visitors will also be able to learn about military tradition by visiting the military encampment that will be set up at the State Capitol that day.

Admission is free. 1 East Edenton St., Raleigh.

For more information, call (919) 733-4994

“Summerfield North’s 15th Annual Memorial Day Parade”

May 26, 10:30 a.m.

Watch (or join) this old-fashioned neighborhood parade. Don’t forget to wear red, white and blue.

Intersection of Apple Orchard Way & Mourning Dove Rd. , Raleigh

For more information, email

20th Anniversary North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial Salute

May 25, 7:30 p.m

A candle lighting service will be held and Air Force General Norman Gaddis, a POW who was held at the Hanoi Hilton will speak.

May 26, 10:00 am

A taped reading of the names of over 1600 soldiers from North Carolina that lost their life in South East Asia will be played.

Admission is free.

Held at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial at the State Capital grounds.

For more information call 919-434-7345

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