Veterans and the public are invited to remember fallen service members in Craven County on Saturday at the New Bern National Cemetery.
The event is hosted by the scouting community.
They will be paying tribute to fallen service members.
Scouting Remembrance Day takes place every year the weekend of Memorial Day. The goal of the event is to honor the sacrifice and commitment of fallen soldiers made to our country.
There are over 7,000 graves at the cemetery. Each will be adorned with a hand-placed American flag. Veterans tell 9OYS the event is special for them to witness. They say it is also encouraging seeing young scouts show their respects.
“It’s a chance to pay respect to my fallen veterans and to carry on what they had started. It’s up to us to ensure that we can guarantee the freedoms we enjoy,” said Dobert Owsley, Craven County Veteran’s Council.
The event begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday with a presentation of the Colors, followed by the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance and patriotic poems.
The event runs until noon.
The Craven County Veteran’s Council also encourage community members to join them for their Memorial Day service Monday at the cemetery as well. That event is from 11 to noon.