Veterans Day Events

Governor Beverly Perdue will be speaking at the Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony in Jacksonville on Wednesday. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the Disabled American Veterans grounds at 300 Sherwood Road. The event will host other speakers as well including U.S. and state representatives, Commanding Officers from the Camp Lejeune and New River areas, Jacksonville mayor Sammy Phillips, and others.

Craven County Disabled Veteran’s will hold a Veterans Day luncheon and wreath laying ceremony. Among the guests will be Governor Perdue’s husband, First Gentlemen Robert Eaves, Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Craven County Disabled Veterans and others. The luncheon will be held at the New Bern National Guard Armory at 301 Glenburnie Drive at 12 p.m. Afterward a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the New Bern National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance will be recited and the National Anthem sung. There will be remarks by veterans and Robert Eaves will read the names of the fallen from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

The Veterans Council was scheduled to hold an event at Greenville Town Commons at 11 a.m. Organizers say the ceremony has been moved to J.H. Rose High School.

The Ayden Veterans Day Program that was scheduled to be held at Veterans Memorial Park. With inclement weather in the forecast it has been moved to the Doug Mitchell Auditorium in the Ayden Arts and Recreation facility at 4354 Lee Street. The event will begin at 1 p.m. For questions or directions call the Ayden Police Department at 746-7015.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 11, 2009 at 03:15 PM
    Make the effort to call, email, or something.. if u know a Veteran. Just say thank you for serving. I did.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 11, 2009 at 10:12 AM
    Since we are loosing our WWII veterans at an alarming rate, I would like to thank all veterans, but, request if your mother or father served and are still alive, ask them what they did. I have many regrets that I didn't pry this from my father. They were humble soldiers. This man had served in three wars. After a long serve in the Airforce as a pilot we never understood his legacy, as he didn't really share it. He had the Air Medal 7 times and many other awards, we never really understood. When he passed, this explained the standing room only, at his church. this explained the MP Jeeps escort to his burial plot. Only after he died, did we learn from his fellow airmen. He was a highly decorated C 130 pilot in Vietnam. He was the airlift out of harms way and the supplies that kept you fed and armed. His copilot said he was the bravest 130 pilot he ever flew with. So, my point, is learn from them, listen to them, they have a lot to share. Happy Veterans Day Dad, we will never forget....
  • by thanks Location: goldsboro,nc on Nov 11, 2009 at 09:09 AM
    I would like to thank all the veterans for what you have done for our country.May God bless each of you.Again,Thank You
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Nov 11, 2009 at 06:34 AM
    Just remember, that while you are bithing about pro-health care/anti-health care,Obama/anti-obama, or what ever is on your plate today, It's the veterans that have made that possible. The generations of our young men that have fought and died to keep our freedoms that we take for granted are not free, they were purchased with a price, go visit a Veteran's cemetary. Please just take at least a couple of minutes today to think about that. God bless veterans today for what they have done. I thank you for your service and selflessness to this country that so many seem to not care about anymore. Buzz-
  • by John Powell Location: Winterville on Nov 11, 2009 at 06:30 AM
    I lined the front of my property with little flags. THANK-YOU to all those who have served and continue to serve.
  • by T Location: Washington on Nov 11, 2009 at 06:23 AM
    All give some, but some give all. Being from Washington, and working with PFC Joel Taylors dad Scottie, I know this day is hard. Scottie and family, you should be very proud of Joels ultimate sacrafice, and John Scotts devotion to his country. I cannot imagine loosing a child in war, but always know your WFD family cares, and loves you a great deal. RIP JOEL.John Scott, thank you for your devotion to this great, great, great nation. God bless the USA!!!!!
  • by wondering Location: beaufort county on Nov 11, 2009 at 05:59 AM
    does anyone know if they have moved the veterans day service in washington?
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