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Memorial Day events

The Randolph County Veterans Council invites you to participate in local activities set out below in observance of Memorial Day:



From 5:30-6:30 pm, the Veterans Council will be at American Legion Post 45 in Asheboro distributing American flags to be placed on the graves of local veterans as part of OPERATION REMEMBRANCE. The goal of OPERATION REMEMBRANCE is to ensure that every veteran's grave in Randolph County is marked by an American flag each year for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. There are more than 300 cemeteries in Randolph County, so we need the public's help to achieve that goal.



At 9 am, local veterans organizations and volunteers from the public will place American flags on the graves of veterans at Randolph Memorial Park and at Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro as part of OPERATION REMEMBRANCE.



At 4 pm, the Veterans Council will sponsor a Memorial Day ceremony at the Historic Randolph County Courthouse, located at 145 Worth Street in Asheboro.  The ceremony will start inside in the Commissioners Meeting Room, then finish outside at the Randolph County Veterans Memorial. U.S. Marine Corps veteran Filmore York will be the guest speaker.


For more information, please contact RCVC Commander Rob Wilkins at 336-430-8371 or Vice-Commander Lucky Luckado at 336-498-7146.