Celebrating Veterans in Dare County

By on November 6, 2019

Dare County Arts Council/Veterans

With an effort spearheaded by the Dare County Arts Council, the early days of November offer a host of events — from concerts and writing workshops to road races and traditional Veterans Day ceremonies — designed to thank and honor those who have served in our military. Here’s a calendar of events and amenities to guide you, beginning with a message from the Arts Council.  

Dear Local and Visiting Veterans, Active-duty Military and Families,

On behalf of the citizens of Dare County, we would like to thank each of you for your service. Thank you for the sacrifices you made and continue to make to protect our freedom. We honor your courage, not only this Veterans Day, but every day. Below you will find a list of events, activities and discounts taking place throughout the Outer Banks the first part of November. We hope you and your family members will join us at one of the wonderful concerts, workshops, and ceremonies taking place in Dare County on Veterans Week. Please note that some events and activities require registration prior to attending. We Salute You!

Remaining Veterans Day celebrations:

COA Honors Glenn Eure

Thursday, November 14

“A Work of Art, a Labor of Love: COA Honors Glenn Eure” will premiere
Thursday, November 14, at Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church
in Kitty Hawk, N.C.
The video — narrated primarily by Glenn’s wife, Pat — explores the
decade-long journey that the artist, an Army major, took in the creation of 15 hand-carved, half-to-three-quarters-life-size Stations of the Cross that now adorn Holy Redeemer by the Sea Church. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with introductory remarks at 5:30 p.m. and the video’s premiere from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to view the Stations in the nave of the Church from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the Dare County Center

Friday, November 15

The Veterans Appreciation Luncheon will take place at the Dare County Center, 950 Marshall C Collins Dr., Manteo on November 15 at 12:00pm. All Dare County Veterans are invited to attend the luncheon being hosted by The Dare County Center, Monarch Beach Club and American Legion Post 26. RSVP for the luncheon by calling 252-475-9270.

Ace Hardware Discount

Ace Hardware provides a 10% discount to Veterans, active-duty military and reserves every day! Make sure to check them out for any of your hardware needs. Ace Hardware has numerous locations throughout the Outer Banks. Please bring a valid military ID.

Do you have your Dare County Veteran I.D. Card?

The Dare County Board of Commissioners created the Veterans Advisory Council in respectful recognition of the service and sacrifice of all Dare County Veterans. DCVAC’s signature program is the Dare County Veterans I.D. Card. If you are interested in receiving a Veterans I.D. Card, you will need your DD214 form showing an honorable discharge and a driver’s license with a Dare County address. Many local businesses support our Veterans and want to say ‘thank you’ for all you have done to protect and serve our nation and the I.D. Card enables you to receive discounts off goods and services at many local business locations. If you would like further information about how to obtain your I.D. Card, please call Marsha Brown, Dare County Veteran Advisory Council member, at 252-202-2058 or Patty O’Sullivan, Dare County Veteran Service Officer, at 252-475-5604.

2019 Outer Banks Veterans Week is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council and sponsored by Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Dare County Arts Council. Additional support is provided by Coastal Studies Institute, Dare County Veterans Advisory Council, VFW Post 10950, VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Post 26, Marine Corps Veterans Association, Military Officers Association of America, Blue Star Mothers, Veterans Writing Project, First Flight High School, Town of Duck, Town of Manteo, Secret Island Tavern, East Carolina Radio, Dixie 105.7, Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill, Roanoke Island Woman’s Club, Sun Realty, Harris Teeter Kill Devil Hills, Twiddy & Company, Corolla Village Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, KEES Vacations, Miss Helen’s, Low Tide Bar and Grill, and the numerous hotels, restaurants and other businesses throughout the Outer Banks that welcome our Veterans during Veterans Week with special rates and discounts.

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  • Carlton Richardson

    Would like to ask if US Merchant Marine could be part of Dare County Veterans week. So many have lived here in Dare County. There has never been any war that they haven’t had to supply our troops. More died in WW2 than any other service outside of Marine corps. Vietnam, Desert Storm to present they have always been there. Any ship torpedoed off our coast carrying supplies was probably manned by Merchant Marines. Just hoping people would take this into consideration.

    Thursday, Oct 31 @ 5:11 am
  • Jim Conners

    Bingo, Carlton! Now days it’s the Ro-Ro’s, in the past it was many other kinds of ships that transported supplies and troops to the war zones. The Merchant Marines were prime targets for torpedo boats in WWII, and who knows what other hazards they faced (today also).

    Sunday, Nov 3 @ 8:24 pm