A Weekend of Honor in Cumberland County

May 9, 2017

memorial day weekend fayetteville ncFor the communities of Cumberland County, the Memorial Day holiday represents much more than a three-day weekend. Visitors to this area find history and heroes around every corner all year. However, for this holiday, we honor specifically those military service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Each year, memorial day weekend fayetteville ncwe count on several Memorial Day events in Cumberland County to help us pay our respects to those men and women and to enjoy the freedom they gave their lives for.

The Field of Honor, hosted by the Downtown Alliance and Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM), is a yearly reminder of the sacrifices made by our military members. It is also one of the longest running Fields of Honor in the United States. Hundreds of American flags line the ASOM’s Parade Grounds, representing veterans who have served in every military branch. Our locals and visitors may visit the field any time between May 20 and June 30, but Memorial Day weekend presents the perfect opportunity to stop and pay your respects to these brave men and women.

The ASOM also hosts an annual K9 Memorial Day Ceremony to remember and honor those Special Operations Forces’ canines and handlers who gave their lives serving in the line of duty. The special ceremony takes place on Memorial Day in front of the K9 Memorial, on the grounds of the ASOM. The museum will be open to the public that day, as well, with displays and activities planned for visitors.

memorial day weekend fayetteville nc

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra treats their audience to “A Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces” on the day before Memorial Day each year. This free performance in Festival Park includes a series of patriotic and popular works. Concert-goers will also be able to grab dinner at the park, thanks to the onsite food trucks: R Burger, Babann’s Southern Fried Chicken, and Charlie’s Ice. Just be sure to bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the show and picnic.

Three of Cumberland County’s communities hold ceremonies on Memorial Day at various parks. You may attend a ceremony with the Town of Spring Lake at Veterans Park, the Town of Hope Mills at Hope Mills Municipal Park’s Veterans Memorial, or the City of Fayetteville at Freedom Memorial Park.

 

memorial day weekend fayetteville ncA visit to Cumberland County over Memorial Day weekend is also the perfect time to explore the fascinating military history and heroes of the area. The Patriots, Past and Present Trail is a driving trail that outlines 29 historic sites and points of interest, all compiled by the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) for our visitors to explore. While planning your visit here, also refer to the FACVB’s Calendar of Events for the many other events taking place during Memorial Day weekend.

FEATURED BLOG TOPICS:
FEATURED COMMUNITIES:

Plan your visit to Cumberland County

Latest Tweets

LATEST TWEETS

DrugstoreDivas.net's Twitter avatar
DrugstoreDivas.net
@drugstoredivas

#ad We got a chance to @VisitFayNC, and it was SUCH a fun time. Check out our 24 Hours In Fayetteville post:… t.co/mnXGRXLY6Y

Retweeted by Fayetteville, NC CVB
DrugstoreDivas.net's Twitter avatar
DrugstoreDivas.net
@drugstoredivas

#ad We're staying at a Ramada post-@CFRT_Theatre's #BluesNBrews2017 in @VisitFayNC. Don't drive home after 100+ beer samples. Book a hotel!

Retweeted by Fayetteville, NC CVB
Fort Bragg MWR's Twitter avatar
Fort Bragg MWR
@fortbraggmwr

Hedrick Stadium on Fort Bragg has a display of approximately 7000 boots, each with a tag and photo of a fallen... t.co/v6NvUPf9Fg

Retweeted by Fayetteville, NC CVB
Fayetteville, NC CVB's Twitter avatar
Fayetteville, NC CVB
@VisitFayNC

Today is #ArmedForcesDay, the day we pay tribute to the men and women who serve. Attend "Field Of Honor" Opening Ce… t.co/X7tttHHutt

Fayetteville, NC CVB's Twitter avatar
Fayetteville, NC CVB
@VisitFayNC

Our Comm. Director @MelodyFooteHQS met with journalists from around the US at @tweetNATJA earlier this week. t.co/plGT3eC9J9

Fayetteville, NC CVB's Twitter avatar
Fayetteville, NC CVB
@VisitFayNC

#NationalMuseumsDay @cumberlandnc boasts several fantastic history, childrens and military museums.… t.co/3P8fMzvTvY

Recreation News's Twitter avatar
Recreation News
@LivePlayDo

On May 29th at 12 pm, the @ASOMF honors Special Operations Canine's killed in the line of duty. @VisitFayNC #Honor t.co/ZNNjiUHxEs

Retweeted by Fayetteville, NC CVB
Fayetteville, NC CVB's Twitter avatar
Fayetteville, NC CVB
@VisitFayNC

On Memorial Day, the Airborne & Spec Ops Museum honors the sacrifice of Special Operations K-9s killed in action.… t.co/Pt3wgZzRJk

Marilyn Jones's Twitter avatar
Marilyn Jones
@TravelMarilyn

Airborne & Special Operations Museum in #Fayetteville Honors Special Operations Forces K-9 Soldiers… t.co/70F4GZErlc

Retweeted by Fayetteville, NC CVB
Tonya Prater's Twitter avatar
Tonya Prater
@trvlngpraters

On May 29th at 12 pm, the @ASOMF honors Special Operations Canine's killed in the line of duty. @VisitFayNC #Honor … t.co/gaUJG0f1m5

Retweeted by Fayetteville, NC CVB

GoFayetteville.com is owned by the
Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB).
Content cannot be used without permission from the FACVB.

website design by Biz Tools One

FYV-FAYETTEVILLE-AREA-LOGO-Color-[121814]-MS