Veteran’s Day is this Saturday, November 11th. With two military bases located closely to the Crystal Coast – Cape Lejeune in Jacksonville and Cherry Point in Havelock -, Veteran’s Day is an important holiday to acknowledge to us. President Wilson proclaimed November 11 of 1919 the first commemoration of Armistice Day in recognition of the victory of World War I and all of those who died in service. An Act was approved on May 13th of 1938 that made November 11th a legal holiday each year to come, which eventually became a day to honor all American veterans of all wars on June 1, 1954.

Check out these events happening this weekend on the Crystal Coast including celebrations of Veteran’s Day.

Rodney Kemp Presents Researching WWI in Carteret County, History Museum of Carteret County, 11:30am-1:00pm

Rodney Kemp Presents! Rodney will interview World War I researcher Herb Stanford about the Carteret County Historical Society’s identification of all (men and women) who served in the military during World War I. While well over 620 individuals have already been identified, help from descendants is needed to not only find missing veterans, but also to augment information already in hand.

Bubbles, Brews and Beats, Promise Land Market in Morehead City, 9:00pm-12:00am

Bubbles, beers, and beverages while our favorite DJ plays in the backbar… Jeremy aka DJ Jerm will be here with his intuitive mix of Nu-Disco, Funk, Hip-Hop, Edits & House music. You have gotta hear his cool, retro sounds with modern beats!

Morehead City Veteran’s Day Parade, Downtown Morehead City, 11:00am-1:00pm

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour that includes a look at the Living Shipwreck from above. Ages 5 and up, $20.

Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show, Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, 9:00am-4:00pm

Finding something for everyone on your shopping list is easy at the annual Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Over 60 vendors gather at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City bringing a wide variety of handmade and commercial items. Entry fee is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors 60+ and free for children under 12. 252-247-3883.

Although you may consider this time of year to be the “off season”, there’s no shortage of events, activities and fun to be had here on the Crystal Coast! As we’re gearing up for the holiday season, there’s so many great community activities happening. Stay tuned for more information, events and updates on our great small town!

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