WILMINGTON -- Captain Terry A. Bragg, executive director of the Battleship North Carolina, and members of the USS North Carolina Battleship Commission, invite the public to a Memorial Day ceremony on May 27. Visitors will gather on the decks of the Battleship North Carolina at 5 p.m. to pay their respects. The ship will open to the public at 4 p.m. for the ceremony.
The feature speaker will be Vice Admiral Scott A. Buschman, U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander.
The invocation, benediction and memorial wreath will be presented by The American Legion, Department of North Carolina, to honor the veterans service organization’s 100th anniversary.
Musical arrangements provided by The Duke Ladd Band, remarks by N.C. Military & Veterans Affairs Secretary Larry D. Hall, and a 21-gun salute by the U.S. Marines of H&S Battalion, MCB Camp Lejeune.
The Memorial Day Observance has been held at the Battleship since 1962.
The Battleship’s hours of operation will change for the summer season. Hours will be 8 a.m.-8 p.m. beginning May 24. The extended summer hours will continue until the Tuesday following Labor Day, Sept. 3.
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