UNCLE SAM’S MEMORIAL TRIBUTE DISPLAY: Bolton Home and Garden Building, Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. The N.C. Moving Wall lists and has photos of all Vietnam War casualties with ties to North Carolina and photos of all war memorial monuments throughout North Carolina. Free, donations accepted.
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: Sponsored by the Brown Mountain Boys Camp 1340 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be held at 3 p.m. today in the meeting room of the Stokes County Board of Education in the Old Courthouse in Danbury. Jerry Rutledge will present the program, which will review the circumstances throughout the South brought on by the Civil War which brought on Memorial Day observances. After the program, re-enactors will place a wreath at the memorial, fire a rifle salute and play Taps.
PFAFFTOWN CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST): 3323 Transou Road, Pfafftown, will have its Memorial Day Lawn Party and Cookout to commemorate Memorial Day at 4:30 today. There will be a cruise-in of classic cars and games for children. A hamburger and hot dog supper will be served, followed by “Spirit of America,” a patriotic musical program of Tribute and Remembrance featuring Jill Bowen Gardner, soprano, and Jake Gardner, baritone/bass. Bring a lawn chair. All activities and food are free. For more information, call 336-692-5214.
THOMASVILLE CITY COMMEMORATION:
5 p.m. Larry D. Hall, the N.C. Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs, will speak at Carolina Memorial Baptist Church, 422 Liberty Drive.
6 p.m. the 82nd Airborne Band will perform a free concert at the T. Austin Finch Auditorium, 406 Unity St. A donation of two cans of food is requested.
8 a.m. there will be a service at the Vietnam Veteran’s Wall on Interstate 85 between Thomasville and Lexington.
9 a.m. interviews at the bandstand in front of 12 W. Main St.
10 a.m. the parade will begin at the Big Chair at West Main and Salem streets. It will end at Veterans Park and Cushwa Stadium, 201 Stadium Drive.
12:15 p.m. skydivers will bring the stars and stripes.
ST. BENEDICT THE MOOR ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH: 1625 E. 12th St., will have a Memorial Day program Monday. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., followed by a program to honor all veterans. Veterans, including Isaac (Ike) Howard, past NAACP president and former student at St. Benedict School; Jerry Hanes, a local artist; and Paul Sutherland, the commander of American Legion Post 128, will speak. The American Legion Post, Buffalo Soldiers, and other veterans’ groups will be represented and honored. The public is encouraged to attend. Retired service members will attend and will share their military experiences. Light refreshments will be served following the program.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 522: will have its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at the Veteran’s Memorial at Shallowford Square in Lewisville. The ceremony will include the presentation of colors by the post color guard, a 21-gun salute by the post rifle squad and the placing of a wreath at the Battle Cross and POW memorials.
CAROLINA FIELD OF HONOR: will have its Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, it is located in Triad Park, 9652 W. Market St., Kernersville. There will be a color guard, special music, the laying of the wreath and other commemorative activities. Major General Andrew W. O’Donnell, Jr., a decorated Marine veteran, will be the featured guest. Bring lawn chairs. For more information, visit www.ncwmf.org.
HARRY VETERANS OUTREACH: will have its ninth annual Memorial Day Commemoration and Picnic from noon to 5 p.m. Monday at Bolton Park. There will be a ceremony, entertainment and food. The colors will be presented by the Buffalo Soldiers and the North Forsyth High School JROTC.
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: The Triad Vietnam Veterans Association will hold its 28th Memorial Day Service at Joel Coliseum at 6 p.m. Monday. Mayor Allen Joines will present the welcome, Harold Eustache, a Forsyth County assistant district attorney, will be the speaker. The names on the memorial stones will be read. Boy Scout Troop 730 will assist in the ceremony and the honor guard will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9010.
Compiled by Melissa Hall