Memorial Day activities have been set in the Roanoke Valley with the annual Remembrance on the River in Weldon planned for May 26 through 29 and the annual service at Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids on May 30.
Remembrance on the River
The commemorations at River Falls Park will run May 26 through May 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the closing ceremony is set for May 29 at 5 p.m.
Exhibits include the North Carolina Vietnam Memorial Wall, the Tunnel2Towers Eyes of Freedom, and the Trees of Valor War on Terror Memorial.
There will also be food available and craft vendors.
A field of flags section will be available for those attending to place flags in honor of family members past and present who have served.
“Our mission is to give honor to our war heroes and to tell the story and ensure all citizens understand the history and the importance of the service to God and country that every service member provides,” organizers said.
The event’s two primary founders are the North Carolina AMVETS Service Foundation and Bruce Tyler, a combat veteran and owner of Weldon Mills Distillery.
The Memorial Day service at Cedarwood Cemetery begins at 10 a.m. at the veterans memorial located on its grounds.
There will be a presentation of colors, the 13 folds of the flag and a wreath-laying ceremony at the veterans monument.
Ken Wilson, president of the Halifax Resolves Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, will be the keynote speaker.