Celebrate Veterans Day Across North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC October 28, 2013 – With seven U.S. military installations of its own, North Carolina is the home of many veterans. From marching with the Army to swimming with the Marines, to flying with the Air Force and to securing the land with the Coast Guard, North Carolina has stories and experiences waiting to be told from the mountains to the coast with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
Veteran's Day Memorial

Come learn about Annalise Bernadette, author of Dreams of Sand, and get a book signed during her discussion at “2nd Saturdays Writers at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historical Site” Nov. 9, at 12 p.m. Bernadette’s book follows a young family as its head-of-household, a National Guardsmen, is deployed during Desert Storm.

Experience a “Military Timeline at Fort Dobbs” Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. There, you will learn how North Carolina has survived numerous invading military forces and sent tens of thousands of her sons and daughters off to war over the past three centuries. Re-enacotrs portraying Cherokee warriors, Johnny Reb and Billy Yank, World War II G.I.s and grunts from Vietnam, among others, will be there to share how their uniforms, equipment and experience have changed during that time.

Attend the “Veteran’s Day Parade” at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at State Capitol grounds and spend time at the Veterans Monument for a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. There will be a wreath-laying ceremony and patriotic concert honoring the state’s veterans.

Give a special salute at the Tryon Palace in New Bern for “Defending New Bern: 300 Years of Stewardship,” Monday, Nov. 11, at 9a.m. Commemorate the day with the men and women who have defended eastern North Carolina for more than three centuries. Artifacts from wars will be on display and children’s activities will be available in the N.C. History Center.

Enjoy a free juried car show honoring veterans Saturday, Nov. 9 at the N.C. Museum of Art. The show will include food trucks, a kids play zone and health screenings by UNC-REX, and while you’re at the museum, check out the Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed exhibition. The museum will offer FREE admission to the exhibition for veterans, active duty military members and their families Nov. 9-11.
Learn, experience, share and give back to the veterans that have served our state and our country. Happy Veteran’s Day!
About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.