Cary, NC — Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, 2015. We’ve listed a number of Memorial Day services taking place in Cary and around the Triangle.
Cary Memorial Day Services – Monday, May 25, 2015
It’s great to have a day off of work, but don’t forget why we celebrate Memorial Day. Two memorial day services are taking place right here in Cary on Monday. Both events are free, and guests are invited to bring lawn chairs.
American Legion Post 67 Memorial Day Service
May 25, 2015; 10-11 am
Hillcrest Cemetery in Cary (600 Page Street).
Attendees will experience an event of great reverence to include a flag ceremony, music and short speeches by Veterans in the tranquil setting of Hillcrest Cemetery. This Memorial Day Service is an annual tradition and presided by American Legion Post 67.
Cary’s Memorial Day Remembrance
May 25, 2015; 2:30-3:30 pm
Veteran’s Freedom Park, 1513 North Harrison Avenue, Cary
The Cary Town Band will perform patriotic music, and light refreshments will be served. Speakers will include Council Members Jack Smith and Don Frantz, Matt Segal (Triangle Chapter President of the Military Officers Association of America) and Chris Froeschner (Vice President of the USO of North Carolina). Parking is available across the street at Cary Academy.
Other Cary Events
Military Day at the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship
May 25, 2015; 3-5 pm
USA Baseball National Training Complex, 200 Brooks Park Lane, Cary
Past and present Military will be admitted free to this baseball game. There will also be a Rawlings Key Chain Giveaway for the first 500 attendees.
Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
May 25, 2015; 11:30 am
NC State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh
Join the men and women of the Tar Heel Detachment Marine Corps League as they remember those service members that gave their lives for their country.
Raleigh Memorial Day Service
May 25, 2015; 4-5 pm
Historic Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh
This 45 minute ceremony takes place in the beautiful Field of Honor. Music will be provided by the US Army Ground Forces Band Brass Quintet, and the annual laying of the wreath at the Veterans’ Memorial will be placed this year by Betsy Hutchison, a World War II Army Nurse.
Memorial Day Remembrance
May 25, 2015; 10 am-4 pm
Bennett Place State Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham
Veterans for Peace
May 25, 2015; 7 pm
Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth Street, Durham
The Eisenhower Chapter of Veterans for Peace (VFP) will offer an evening of reflection in poetry, prose, and song. Local U.S. veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other conflicts will be among the presenters.
Chapel Hill Services
Memorial Day in Chapel Hill
May 25, 2015; 8 am-2 pm
American Legion Post 6, 1714 Legion Road, Chapel Hill
At 8 am, the Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a Memorial Day cemetery service. Displays and remembrances continue until a ceremony at 11 am, a guest speaker at noon and a wreath laying and band performance after.
Story from staff reports. Photo by Lindsey Chester.