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Memorial Day program set
A Memorial Day program is planned for Monday, May 30, at the Calabash Fire Department on Persimmon Road and N.C. 179 in Calabash. Festivities begin at 11 a.m.
Congressman Mike McIntyre will be the featured speaker.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend. There will be free hot dogs and refreshments for all attendees.
The program is co-sponsored by the Calabash Fire Department and the Calabash American Legion Post 503 to honor military from all services and all eras, especially honoring those who gave their lives in service to the country.
There will be special recognition of those veterans who served prior to 1955...the World War II and Korean War veterans. The towns of Calabash and Carolina Shores are participating in the program, as well as the Elks, Lions and Kiwanis organizations. Other patriotic organizations are also participating, including the Marine Corp League, FDNY Carolina Retirees and the Jr. ROTC from West Brunswick High School.
Historical Society meets May 26
Southport’s Fort Johnston has a long history, dating back to the 1740s, but its role in the military affairs of England, the Confederacy and the United States has involved little fighting. Yet, it has played a vital role for the military of those three nations.
On Thursday, May 26, local career military officer Col. Woody Wilson will trace Fort Johnston’s role during four centuries at the membership meeting of the Southport Historical Society at the Southport Community Building.
The potluck dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m.