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49th annual Battleship Memorial Day Observance

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An emotional ceremony began and ended with military musical arrangements provided by a military band and several guest speakers. (Source: WECT) An emotional ceremony began and ended with military musical arrangements provided by a military band and several guest speakers. (Source: WECT)
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Hundreds of people of all generations gathered on the deck of the Battleship together to pay their respects to service members on this Memorial Day.

An emotional ceremony began and ended with military musical arrangements provided by a military band and several guest speakers.

Governor Pat McCrory spoke to the importance of military members and their contribution to North Carolina and the state's economy.

Guest of Honor and key note speaker, Brigadier General Robert F. Castellvi shared stories and memories of his time in service.

"I am proud of the work our service members do everyday, proud," exclaimed Castellvi. "I am proud of our community members support and the resolve we all share to carry on the torch and remember our fallen service members and never forget."

This was the 49th consecutive year that the Battleship has hosted a Memorial Day Celebration Ceremony.

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