Battleship NC to host 49th Memorial Day observance event
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
On Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, at 5:45 PM, people of all generations from across the state will gather together on the deck of the Battleship North Carolina to pay their respects.
Governor Pat McCrory will take part in the observance and will speak to the importance of military members and their contribution to North Carolina and North Carolina's economy.
This year the battleship will also welcome guest of honor and key note speaker Brigadier General Robert F. Castellvi, Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations, East/Commander, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
An emotional ceremony will conclude the event with military musical arrangements provided by the 440th NC Army National Guard Band and a 21-gun salute.
The event is free of charge and it is recommended you arrive early to the event, as more than 1,000 people are expected to attend. Also, it is encouraged you make preparations for standing room only.