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Events of Military Significance

Upcoming Events

May

Fort Bragg Fair

Fort Bragg Fairgrounds
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The Fort Bragg Fair is an annual event that takes place every spring. It is open to the public and accessible from Bragg Boulevard via Howell Street. Unlimited carnival rides and live entertainment are included in the admission price. Parking is free. Check the event website for the full entertainment schedule and ticket prices. The fair will be open daily through May 14, 2017.


Event Times: Monday through Friday, gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 1:00 p.m.

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Vietnam War Remembrance Ceremony

Airborne & Special Operations Museum - Parade Field
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join the Airborne & Special Operations Museum (ASOM) Foundation in honoring all Vietnam War veterans during the second annual Vietnam War Remembrance Ceremony on the museum's Parade Field. This year, the ASOM Foundation will highlight the POW's (Prisoners of War) and their families.


The guest speaker is CSM (Ret.) Jimmy Spencer of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. The guest speaker honoring the POW's and their families is Major Anthony “Tony” Aguilar, Commander of the United States SERE School, Camp Mackall, North Carolina. Color Guard and Missing Man Table Ceremony are being presented by the Rolling Thunder Chapter One, North Carolina. A special lapel pin presentation will be performed for all Vietnam War veterans in attendance who have not already been presented one.

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Book Signing: "Ballad of the Green Beret"

City Center Gallery and Books
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler became an overnight sensation when his song, "The Ballad of the Green Berets,” was released and went to the top of the pop-music charts in 1966. Soon after that, Sadler left the Army, and his life spiraled out of control. Journalist and historian Marc Leepson tells the tragic story of Barry Sadler in his just-published book, Ballad of the Green Beret. Leepson will be at City Center Gallery & Books for a meet-and-greet, and he will make a presentation about his research and writing of the book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and the author will sign them for customers. Light refreshments will be served.


 

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Jun

Field of Honor

Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM) - Parade Grounds
Field Open All Day

The Fayetteville Downtown Alliance’s Field of Honor event is a way for the community to honor and memorialize the military members that are such an important part of this community. Hundreds of American flags fly on the Parade Grounds of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Downtown Fayetteville every year, and the public is invited to visit the field and pay their respects. It celebrates the veteran, regardless of time served, branch of military, or war-time service. This specific Field of Honor is one of the longest running Fields of Honor in the United States.


The Field of Honor Dedication Ceremony will be held at the ASOM at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, and the field will then remain open to the public through June 30, 2017.

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A Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces

Festival Park
7:30 p.m.

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is pleased to present their fifth annual free concert: "A Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces." Conducted by Dr. Timothy Altman, UNCP Department of Music Department Chair, Professor of Trumpet, and Principal Trumpet of the FSO, the orchestra will perform a series of patriotic and popular works to honor all members of our Armed Forces for Memorial Day weekend. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, if needed. Food trucks will be on site to purchase food.

Note: In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors, to Huff Concert Hall at Methodist University.

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Spring Lake's Memorial Day Ceremony

Veterans Park
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Join the Town of Spring Lake at their annual Memorial Day Ceremony as they pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

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K9 Memorial Day Ceremony

Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join folks in honoring the Special Operations Forces' canines and handlers who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Ceremony begins with a flag-raising and wreath-laying at the K9 Memorial, on the grounds of the ASOM.

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10th Annual Run for the Legend

Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join the 10th Annual Run for the Legend 5K/10K. The certified course begins and ends on the Hay Street side of the museum. The top three men and women in each race receive trophies, and the top three men and women in each age group receive medals. Participants may register at the museum's gift shop or online (https://shop.asomf.org).

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Local History Presentation: "War of 1812 - The Coastal War"

Headquarters Library, Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center
6:30 p.m.

The museum and the Cumberland County Library and Information Center are teaming up again to bring you a host of local history presentations. June's presentation is on the "War of 1812 - The Coastal War." The presentation will be given by staff from the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History and is appropriate for ages 10 and up.


 

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Fort Bragg's 4th of July Celebration

Main Post Parade Field, Fort Bragg
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Come out to Fort Bragg and experience one of the most spectacular 4th of July shows in the region. The festivities include some of today's hottest musical acts, parachute free-fall demonstrations, the popular flag ceremony, fireworks, and food and beverages. The event is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early due to heavy traffic flow.

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