Piedmont Crossing, Thomasville (must have a ticket to attend)
With an average of 1,300 World War II veterans dying each day, the North Carolina Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony wants to take this year to honor these brave men and woman — people we refer to as “Eagles” — those who still carry the memories of WWII, from the shores of Normandy to the Pacific conflicts. That’s why we are hosting a “Gathering of Eagles” reception at Richard Childress Racing Auditorium. Our friends at Hospice of Forsyth County which host Veterans Coffees across the state will also be present.
Doors will open at6 p.m.Food will be served at7 p.m.
We invite World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam and more recent war veterans in North Carolina to attend this function.
This will mark the 30th N.C. Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony in Thomasville. The event was founded by former Thomasville mayor and decorated World War II veteran, Major/General Hubert Leonard.
On Monday, ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. with a tribute to the Vietnam fallen at the North Carolina Vietnam Wall on Interstate 85, and continue with interviews and music at the Bandstand downtown at 9 a.m. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. and NC Governor Pat McCrory will be our Grand Marshall and Keynote Speaker.