Musket firing at the coast, a patriotic parade and concert in the Piedmont and a timeline of military history in the west are just a few of the ways visitors can commemorate Veterans Day with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
On Sunday, November 11, join Tryon Palace in New Bern for a special salute to the military men and women who have defended eastern North Carolina for over three centuries. Artifacts from wars across time will be on display and children’s activities will be presented in the N.C. History Center.
On Saturday, Historic Bath will commemorate Veterans Day with a Revolutionary War living history program. Musket firing, uniform and equipment talks and crafts demonstrations will be part of the fun.
In Raleigh, the State Capitol will honor the state’s veterans with patriotic parade, concertand wreath-laying ceremony. The parade will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and end at the State Capitol grounds, where a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Veterans’ Monument at 11 a.m.
Both Saturday and Sunday, Fort Dobbs will give visitors the chance to interact with military re-enactors across time and learn how their uniforms, equipment and experience have evolved over the past 300 years. Cannon and small arms demonstrations will also be featured.
For more information on North Carolina arts, history and culture, visit Cultural Resources online.