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The start of Remembrance on the River will begin Thursday morning with the delivery of two large memorials and 300 motorcyclists.

Jean Reaves, one of the event organizers, said the memorials and motorcyclists will be escorted by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office as well as local riders.

The 300 motorcyclists will be at the Oasis Truck Stop off Highway 903 and Interstate 95 around 9 a.m. where the public can meet them.

At 10 a.m. the bikers and the memorials will be escorted to River Falls Park in Weldon, site of the Remembrance on the River Memorial Day weekend observance. The bikers will then be off to Washington for the annual observances in the nation’s capital.

Remembrance on the River will have on display the Tunnel2Towers Memorial, Eyes of Freedom Memorial, NC Vietnam Memorial, War on Terror Memorial, Trees of Valor and military memorabilia.  

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.

Food and vendors will be at the site. There will be tours of Weldon Mills Distillery. Patriotic music from different eras will stream and live music will be performed Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

The commemorations at River Falls Park will run Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the closing ceremony is set for Sunday at 5 p.m.

Cedarwood Cemetery

The Memorial Day service at Cedarwood Cemetery begins Monday 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.