|Memorial Weekend Events|
|Written by Steve Frank|
|Friday, 28 May 2010 07:59|
Memorial Day celebrations are numerous across the High Country this weekend.
The Watauga Community Band presents their annual Memorial Concert Sunday at 3 at Rosen Concert Hall—free and the public is invited. The band will also perform as the High Country Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America host a Memorial Day celebration at Boone Mall on Monday, May 31, with patriotic and Americana music beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a ceremony at 11 a.m., featuring a speech by Major General "Skip" McCartney.
All local military organizations will be recognized and invited to participate. The recently formed chapter of Blue Star Mothers will also be represented. A display will list the names of all the N.C. veterans who died at Normandy in the D-Day invasion.
The event will also recognize the sacrifices of the service men and women from the current war zones, as well as Vietnam, Korea, both World Wars and all the conflicts throughout the country's history.
Displays by local veterans' organizations are welcome and can be arranged by contacting the Boone Mall office or the High Country Chapter of MOAA at (828) 297-5198.
Appalachian State University will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 31, at 7:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial on the west side of the Dougherty Administration Building.
Maj. Maury A. Williams from Appalachian's Department of Military Science and Leadership will be the featured speaker.
The event will be broadcast live on WATA 1450.
The American Legion Post No. 130 will host its annual commemorative ceremony to honor Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, at 2 p.m., at the Legion Post at 135 Bear Trail, off Grand Boulevard in Boone.
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