Veterans Day – 2013

We don’t sit around our post home on Veterans Day.  It is a day for the living and celebration of the many and continued contributions of our veterans.

Veterans dayWant to know what is going on in the Chapel Hill area to commemorate Veterans Day?  Just scan through the current news stories on this site.  However, there may be a few more!  We have compile a list of all events for both the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.  Click here: Veterans Day Events 2013

Highlights of this year’s events include:

UNC-Chapel Hill ROTC Units Honor Vets – The cadets of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ROTC units invited veterans to the 2013 Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday, November 11, 2013.

Veterans Day at UNC 2012

This ceremony was hosted by the officers and students of the Army, Air Force and Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. The ceremony will be located at Carolina Alumni Memorial on Cameron Avenue between Phillips and Memorial Halls on the UNC Campus and will begin at 11:00 AM.

This event was open to all veterans in our area and their families.

Carolina Womens’ Basketball Military Appreciation Day – Veterans Day events are plentiful in Chapel Hill.  Here is information on a UNC Chapel Hill special Military Appreciation Day  Women’s Basketball event for veterans was  on Friday, November 8th.  Carolina played Air Force at 4:30 pm in Carmichael Auditorium in Chapel Hill.Carmichael Auditorium

Tickets were free to military personnel.  This includes active, reserve, retired and former military.  Their guests were just $4 for this game.  It may not have said it on the website, but the same offer applied to vets who buy tickets at the ticket window at Carmichael on game day. Visit goheels.com

UNC Hospital Chapel Hill Veterans Recognition – The American Legion  participated in UNC Hospital’s annual recognition of veteran hospital employees and our local veterans. The event is held in the North Carolina Memorial Hospital building in the atrium.  Starting time is 2 p.m. the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 8.  Post Commander Lee Heavlin spoke about veterans and their community activities and then presented special recognition awards to American Legionnaires.  Awards were presented to three of our members:  Robert Bauman, Robert Medred, and Pete Jaeger.  This was our opportunity to publically recognize active post members and use the recognition to motivate others to participate in veterans activities.

Local Students Honor CH Veterans – Nov 12th – St. Thomas More School.  St. St Thomas More SchoolThomas More School  invited Armed Forces personnel and veterans to participate in and be honored at a ceremony at the school on Tuesday, November 12th (the day after Veterans’ Day).  This was a very big event and, as you can see from the photo, everyone participates.  It is a fun event that creates a few tears, as the youngest students hoist Old Glory and salutes our flag.

There was so much more. We have compile a list of all events for both the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.  Click here: Veterans Day Events 2013

Need to speak to a veteran about anything for a news story?  Have a question about Veterans Day?  Want to help a veteran in need?  Give our post commander a call at 919-442-8130.

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