Veterans' Day parade

Veterans ride in the Veterans’ Day parade, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 in downtown Winston-Salem.

Veterans Day activities

Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11. The following activities and closings are planned in observance of the holiday:

  • The Winston-Salem Veterans Day parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. It will begin at Fourth and Spring streets and continue on Fourth Street to Liberty Street and end at Corpening Plaza with a ceremony and 21-gun salute. The theme is “Honoring Dogs of War,” and all dogs are welcome to join in the parade.
  • Harry’s Vets will have refreshments and gift bags honoring veterans after Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade. The event begins at noon and ends at 4 p.m. and will be held at 897 Peters Creek Parkway. Reservists and active duty troops are welcome, also. Proof of service is required.
  • Wake Forest University Salute to Veterans basketball games: Sunday, men’s game at 2 p.m.; women’s game at 5 p.m. Free to veterans, active military and first responders. Pick up tickets 60 minutes prior to game time at the Salute to Veterans table.
  • “Vietnam Photographs from North Carolina Veterans”: At 4 p.m. Sunday at Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth St., No. 110, Winston-Salem. Martin Tucker, the author of “Vietnam Photographs from North Carolina Veterans” will discuss his book. Free. For more information, go to
  • Festival of Lights Christmas Light Display: Tanglewood Park, 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, walks begin at 5 or 7 p.m. Sunday. Join the community and other veterans on a 1.3 mile walk through the Festival of Lights Christmas light display. There will be a veterans recognition and flag presentation prior to the beginning of the event. Admission is $20 per person, or $40 per car load. Preregistration is required and can be made at, in the event space, type in TOAST. There will be no tickets available Sunday.
  • Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, will have a Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. Monday in the Veterans Garden on the Trellis campus. A light lunch will be provided after the program.
  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 810 N. Highland Ave., Winston-Salem, will observe Veterans Day at its 11 a.m. service Monday. The speaker will be Col. William W. Gore (U.S. Army ret.). A meal will be served following the service. For more information, call 336-724-2614 or email
  • Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park, 9652 W. Market St., Kernersville, will have a Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. Nov. 11. The speaker will be retired Col. Dan Camia. The National Anthem and Armed Forces Medley will be performed by Sereh Haley. The ceremony will also feature a USMC Color Guard, bagpipes, special music, the laying of the wreath, taps and other commemorative activities to honor all those who serve our country, past and present. There will also be a special recognition for a national honor that the Carolina Field of Honor received from the Professional Grounds Management Society for Outstanding Grounds Maintenance. Bronze plaques for Major George Preddy and Lt. Col. Elmer C Jones, both World War II veterans, will be installed.
  • The Yadkin County Veterans Council will present a veterans program at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Yadkin County Park, behind the YMCA, 6540 Service Road, Yadkinville.
  • K&W Cafeterias will offer all veterans, active duty and military personnel, a complimentary meal from 11 a.m. to closing Monday. The meal includes choice of entrée, two vegetables, and bread. Military ID or proof of military service will be required. Every guest visiting K&W will also receive a voucher good for $5 off any future purchase of $20 or more.
  • Davidson County Veterans Day Parade: 4 p.m. Monday. It will begin on North Main Street in Lexington, near Lexington Senior High School and travel to South Main Street.
  • Centenary United Methodist Church, 5280 Hampton Road, Clemmons, will hold its annual Veterans Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The guest speaker will be Martin Tucker, editor of “Vietnam Photographs from North Carolina Veterans.” Call the church at 336-766-5987 or 336-766-1552 by Sunday to make reservations. The dinner is complimentary to all as a way to honor the service of local veterans.
  • Offices of the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County will be closed Monday.
  • U.S. Government offices will be closed Monday.
  • Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools will be closed Monday.
  • Yards waste cart collection will be postponed one day. There will be no change to garbage and recycling collection.
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Compiled by Melissa Hall

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