Would your organization like a chance to interact with local veterans and their families?
The Southeast North Carolina Veterans Day Parade will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in downtown Wilmington. It starts at Third and Hanover streets and ends at Third and Market.
The parade will be followed by a celebration and information fair at the After Parade Event located at the parking lot at Market Street & 2nd Street, and all parade participants and observers are invited.
The Historic BB55 North Carolina Battleship Replica will be on display. Stop by and get a close up look at this Historic Battleship Replica which is an important part of Wilmington’s History. Kids donating $1.00 to the “Save the BB55 Battleship Replica Fund” will receive an I.D. Card making them an Honorary Admiral of the BB55!
Festivities will kick off around 11:30 a.m., as parade participants begin to arrive after their part in the parade has ended. Local band The Clams will perform there and food trucks to be announced soon will be serving up treats.
After the parade ends, the 208th Army Band will take center stage in the “Hannah Block Historic USO Building” located at the corner of Orange Street and 2nd Street for a stirring set.
Groups and individuals who would like a chance to interact with and hand out materials to veterans and their families and supporters can register to bring tables, displays and 10 x 10 tents – no tent stakes, just weights!
To register to participate, please email Si Cantwell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Vendors and information dispensers are asked to arrive at 11 a.m. Nov. 12 to begin setting up.
Please consider bringing canned or dried food donations to the after-parade event Nov. 12 — there will be a box there to collect them for needy veterans.
The After Parade Event event will go until around 2 p.m.