Cary’s Annual Veterans Day Observance Honors Those Who Served
- The ceremony on Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Freedom Park will feature speakers from the Town of Cary and local armed forces community support groups.
- Carolina Veterans Support Group will be providing a Field of Flags and the Town will again offer toy soldiers that citizens can write a soldier's name on and place in the memorial.
- Free parking will be available at Cary Academy, across the street from Veterans Freedom Park, and a shuttle and handicap accessible van will be running.
Join the Town of Cary on November 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Freedom Park for Veterans Day Observance in honor of those who have served our country. The ceremony will feature speakers from the Town of Cary and local armed forces community support groups. Speakers include George McDowell, who served a total of eight years on active and reserve duty in the U.S. Army. McDowell serves as junior vice-commander of the Cary Franklin-Sloan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7383. Shelton M. Faircloth, a combat veteran with over 21 years in the Army, will also be speaking. Faircloth is also the current Commander of The American Legion Cary Post 67.
The Old North State Band will be performing patriotic music throughout the event. Carolina Veterans Support Group will be providing a Field of Flags. Those that would like to sponsor a flag can do so at www.srvets.org. The Town will again offer toy soldiers that citizens can write a soldier's name on and place in the memorial as a way to honor all of those who have served in the armed forces. These soldiers will be saved and placed in the monument every Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
Free parking (regular and handicap accessible) will be available at Cary Academy, 1500 N. Harrison Ave., which is located across the street from the Veterans Freedom Park. There will be a shuttle and a handicap accessible van running from Cary Academy's parking lot to the event at Veterans Freedom Park. There will also be a police-provided crosswalk available to those who wish to walk from the parking lot instead of taking the shuttle. In the event of inclement weather, check our Weather Status Page.
The Town of Cary is also honoring all veterans during its annual Veteran’s Luncheon on November 9 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave. The free event includes a patriotic program and entertainment. Council member and veteran Jack Smith will speak, and the Cary Town Band and Cary Christian School Choir will entertain with a selection of patriotic hymns. The American Legion Cary Post 67 will present the colors.
For more on the Town’s observance of Veterans Day, visit www.townofcary.org or call (919) 469-4061. And for more fun in Cary, follow the Town on Twitter @TOC_Fun and check out our Meetings and Events Calendar.
Ryan O’Quinn, Program Specialist - Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources, (919) 319-4560
Carrie Roman, Public Information Supervisor, (919) 481-5091
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240