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Whats Happening: Memorial Day events


If you are shopping in southern Brunswick County Saturday and see veterans handing out poppies, feel free to accept one. Veterans are handing out the flowers to get donations to help fellow veterans who are in need.

On Monday, Memorial Day events are spread throughout the area. At 11:00 a.m., a ceremony to honor fallen soldiers will take place at the Wilmington National Cemetery on Market Street in Wilmington.

Also at 11:00 a.m. Monday morning, there is a Memorial Day remembrance in Brunswick County. It is at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7288 in Calabash. It is located on Carter Drive.

Later that afternoon, ceremonies return to Wilmington. American Legion Post 10 will hold a Memorial Day service at Hugh MacRae Park at 3:00 p.m.

Remember those who gave their lives in service and honor veterans at the Battleship North Carolina. There will be a military guest speaker, Color Guard, military band and a 21-gun salute. The program begins at 5:00 p.m. on the fantail of the battleship.

More than 170 veterans are buried in the Burgaw Town Cemetery. So on Monday, there will be a veteran’s memorial dedication. The dedication ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m.

You can always find out what’s happening by going to our Community Calendar page.

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videoThis weekend, many people are gearing up for the beach and barbeques. Others will spend time focusing on the true meaning of the holiday. WWAY’s Marcy Cuevas runs down a list of Memorial Day observances taking place.

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