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NC Memorial Day Parade

When:
May 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am
2017-05-29T08:00:00-04:00
2017-05-29T08:15:00-04:00
Where:
Thomasville
W Main St
Thomasville, NC 27360
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joe Leonard
336-239-2964

The largest Memorial Day Celebration in the Southeast. The day begins with the laying of a wreath at the NC Vietnam Memorial Wall a few miles south of town on I-85 at 8am. Events then shift to downtown at the Big Chair where guests are welcomed as the parade forms. Families of fallen soldiers are honored with a special place in the formation. At 10:00 the parade processes through the downtown for about a mile to Veterans Park and Cushwa Stadium where dignitaries from all over the US are introduced. Mayors, Governors, Military Commanders, Senators, Congressmen, as well as state and local representatives are just a few of those who attend. At 12:10 Parachutists jump. Trains will be arriving from Raleigh and Charlotte.