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Veterans Day Services and specials around Southeastern North Carolina

American flag on a black background. Veterans Day. honoring all who served. 11 november.
American flag on a black background. Veterans Day. honoring all who served. 11 november.(Alexei_Zatevakhin | 123RF)
Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 6:22 AM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) -

Wednesday

10 a.m. West Brunswick High School hosts an annual ceremony

Thursday

10:45 a.m. Veterans Hall, UNCW

- The keynote speaker will be Ty Rowell, who served UNCW in various senior leadership roles beginning in 1974 and then continued volunteering following retirement. Rowell’s military experience includes three years of active duty with the Army, two years with the North Carolina National Guard and 23 years serving with the Army Reserves. Following the ceremony, all faculty, staff and students who are military-affiliated are encouraged to stay for a catered box lunch to connect with others.

11 a.m. Tabitha’s Courtyard, CFCC (411 N. Front Street)

11 a.m. The New Hanover County Veteran’s Council Veterans Day gathering at the American Legion and Gold Star Monuments at Long Leaf Park (314 Pine Grove Drive)

11 a.m. Burgaw Veterans Day Service. The Town of Burgaw and the Daughters of the American Revolution Battle of Moores Creek Bridge Chapter join to commemorate the courage and patriotism of all men and women in the United States Armed Services. 11am. 115 S. Dickerson St.

11 a.m. Historical Courthouse Whiteville

2 p.m. Veterans Memorial on the River Walk neat Chestnut and Walnut Streets

- the Cape Fear Garden Club will be dedicating a Blue Star Memorial Marker located at the Veterans Memorial on the River Walk near Chestnut and Water Streets. Mayor Bill Saffo will read a proclamation from the City of Wilmington while unveiling the marker, Rear Admiral Laura Dickey, USCG will speak on behalf of all Veterans, and Paula Hartman will lay a memorial wreath and explain the history of the Blue Star Memorial Markers. There will be a Presentation of Colors by American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard, music by the CORNERSTONE Choir from Coastal Christian High School, and the Pledge of Allegiance by Cub Scout Pack 732 Den 1. Parking in downtown Wilmington is free today.

Saturday

1 p.m. Mulberry Park Veterans Memorial Garden

- The Shallotte Elks Lodge #2854 will honor Veterans with the help of the town, Shallotte American Legion Post & Calabash American Legion post along with Girl Scouts with a ceremony and flag tribute

Specials

  • 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Golden Corral offering complimentary “thank you” meal to to all active duty military personnel, retirees, National Guard, reserves and veterans of all branches of service. All active duty and retired U.S. military personnel are invited to visit their nearest Golden Corral to enjoy a free dinner buffet and beverage.
  • Walk-On’s is honoring veterans by offering all active and retired service members a complimentary Scholarship Burger & side of fries on Nov. 11.
  • Red Lobster is thanking veterans, active duty military, and reservists by offering a free appetizer or dessert from a select menu with a valid military ID or proof of service on Nov. 11.
  • The North Carolina Aquariums will honor veterans and military service members on Nov. 11. The three aquariums, located at Fort Fisher (Kure Beach), Pine Knoll Shores (near Atlantic Beach) and Roanoke Island (Manteo), will offer free admission on Veterans Day to all veteran, active, reserve or retired members of the U.S. military with an online reservation and a valid service identification or proof of service, as well as spouses and dependents.­
  • Free Haircuts for Veterans 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CFCC Barber School (108 Walnut St.)
  • participating so you may want to call your local store before heading out.
  • Applebee’s will offer all active military, veterans, Reserves and National Guard a full-size entrée from an exclusive menu on November 11 for dine-in only.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings will offer all past and present armed services members a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries on November 11 at participating locations. The offer is available for dine-in or takeout (online ordering excluded). Proof of service must be shown for redemption. Limit of 1 per person
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill will offer service members, veterans and first responders 10% off any visit to their Carrabba’s Italian Grill restaurant on November 11 and year-round with valid ID.
  • IHOP will offer Veterans and Active Duty Military a free Red, White and Blueberry Pancakes on November 11. The offer is available for dine-in from 7 am to 7 pm at participating locations. Beverages and gratuity not included. Proof of military service will need to be shown and there is a limit of 1 per guest.

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