Veterans Day Celebrations Happening All Week Long
7 ways to honor those who have served
Our nation has six armed services which include the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard. On Nov. 11, we honor these heroes with an annual day of celebration, Veterans Day. This year Veterans Day lands on a Thursday. In spite of Veterans Day being a one-day occasion, events are happening for a full week in the Triangle. Check out what is happening in your area.
Lunch for the Brave
Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave, Cary
To begin our list, the Town of Cary will host the Lunch for the Brave. This celebration takes place during the hours of 11am-12pm on Friday, Nov. 5. Unlike previous years, the sit-down event has transformed into a drive-thru affair. Decorate your car with stars and stripes, register for the car parade, and pick up your hot meal. As a matter of fact, the best car will be entered into a drawing for prizes!
2021 NC Veterans Day Parade
Around the Capitol Building on Saturday, Nov. 6 a parade in honor of our veterans will unfold. Parade line-up starts at 8:30am while the parade itself starts at 9:30am. Later on at 11am, the Veterans Day Ceremony commences adjacent to the north side of the Capitol Building.
Veterans Day Celebration
Zebulon Town Hall, 1003 North Arendell Ave, Zebulon
Next is the Veterans Day Celebration in Zebulon hosted by Zebulon Parks & Recreation Department as well as the Town of Zebulon and Zebulon Rotary Club. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 10am. In front of the Zebulon Town Hall on the lawn a grab and go breakfast will be available. Reserve your spot and plan accordingly for parking time.
Veterans Day Golf Classic
Hasentree Club, 7305 Village Club Dr, Wake Forest
Fore! Play golf while also helping military families. On Thursday, Nov. 11 polish off your clubs, head to the fairway, and tee off. Money raised will support the Fort Bragg Fisher House, an assisted living home for veterans. Check-in will begin at 9am, and shortly after play will begin at 11am. Contributions are $125 per player and include a light breakfast and lunch.
Veterans Day Observance
Join Cary Town Council members, special guest speakers from local veteran organizations like the Cary American Legion Post 67, and the Old North State Brass Band for a ceremony honoring veterans of all wars and conflicts. The schedule starts promptly at 11am at the Veterans Freedom Park and is free to attend.
Southern Human Services Campus, 2501 Homestead Dr, Chapel Hill
Free and open to the public, the Orange County Veterans Day Celebration begins at 11am on Thursday, Nov. 11. First, the celebration will open with a welcome, followed by recognition of veterans, and lastly ending with the sound of Taps. Immediately afterwards a meet-and-greet with refreshments will start. Masks are required. For those watching from home use this link.
Veterans Victory Lap 5k
Duke University, East Campus, 712 Broad St, Durham
Walk or run as you appreciate the six armed services that serve our country. Speaking of which, the Duke Armed Forces Association and the Duke University Office of Student Veterans are the hosts of this occasion. Proceeds from the race go to Purple Heart Homes, a charity providing housing solutions for disabled and aging veterans. Be at the starting line on Saturday, Nov. 13 by 1pm. Prices range from $15-35.