Eastern Carolina Honors Veterans

Communities across Eastern Carolina are pausing today to salute those who have defending our country.

Numerous Veterans Day ceremonies are being held today.

In Greenville, a downtown parade this morning honored veterans, followed by a ceremony on the Town Common. In Jacksonville the Disabled American Veterans are also conducting a ceremony.

Wayne County dedicated a new memorial, while in Winterville a ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m. in front of the police station.

Many other communities are also hold parades and services honoring those who have served.

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  • by Antimilitary on Nov 11, 2011 at 04:57 PM
    "War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder." ~Alexander Berkman. Think about this the next time you thank a "hero". Happy veterans day.
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      by go away SCUMQ!!! on Nov 11, 2011 at 05:29 PM in reply to Antimilitary
      you are scum! you should go to the nut state of cal, who doesn't respect anyone for anything. Thank you Vets, ignore this guy, he is to much of a coward to do anything brave. I guess you hate cops and anyone else who works to keep us free and safe.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 11, 2011 at 06:23 PM in reply to go away SCUMQ!!!
        The next time you attempt to criticize someone for exercising their right to free speech, take a lesson in Basic English and Basic Grammar. Maybe you won't like some flag waving idiot.
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          by anon and antimilitary, i do feel sorry for you on Nov 12, 2011 at 05:00 AM in reply to
          and next time YOU criticize someone, look at your own spelling, check it before you press enter. Please remember that the reason you can have the right of free speech, is because of our BRAVE MEN and WOMEN of the Armed Services.
  • by Ordnanceman Location: On the way home! on Nov 11, 2011 at 01:12 PM
    Happy VETERANS day to ALL of my brothers and sisters in arms, past and present!
  • by OSOC Location: Washington on Nov 11, 2011 at 12:25 PM
    "Many people have urged that I call the Nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts. Give us strength, too — strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces. And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be. And, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee; Faith in our sons; Faith in each other; Faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose. With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister Nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil. Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen." President Roosevelt’
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      by Anonymous on Nov 11, 2011 at 02:55 PM in reply to OSOC
  • by One who served on Nov 11, 2011 at 12:03 PM
    Thanks to all Vets, God Bless You!
  • by John Location: Simpson on Nov 11, 2011 at 11:44 AM
    Herman Cain wants all the hot Veterans at his place.
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      by go away john on Nov 11, 2011 at 01:20 PM in reply to John
      poor joke, if you can't be nice then go stick your head back in the sand!
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Nov 11, 2011 at 01:40 PM in reply to John
      Posted like an adult still living in his parents house without a job at 36 years old.
  • by anon Location: wallace on Nov 11, 2011 at 10:49 AM
    if anyone ever says anything negative about a veteran, tell them if they cant stand behind them, then feel free to stand in front of them!! happy veterans day, we salute you
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Nov 11, 2011 at 09:39 AM
    The cost of freedom! Executive Mansion, Washington, Nov. 21, 1864. Dear Madam, I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five '5' sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. Yours, very sincerely and respectfully, A. Lincoln
  • by Vernon Location: NC on Nov 11, 2011 at 09:34 AM
    Today Nov, 11th On Eleventh Hour , of the Eleventh day , of the Eleventh month 1918 The guns fell silent. God bless our vets
  • by Janna Location: Greenville on Nov 11, 2011 at 09:02 AM
    Happy Veterans Day! Thank you all for serving!
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Nov 11, 2011 at 08:20 AM
    Thank you for serving.

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