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CFCC to host Veterans Day ceremony

On Thursday the area community college is honoring veterans and active military in a ceremony on its downtown campus. (Port City Daily/File)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — On Thursday the area community college is honoring veterans and active military.

Cape Fear Community College will host its Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. in Tabitha’s Courtyard, located behind the G Building at its downtown campus (411 N. Front St.). The ceremony will feature a presentation of colors by area military, the National Anthem, a welcome given by Gilbert “Mac” Montgomery, United States Army veteran and invocation and benediction led by commissioner Jonathan Barfield, a U.S. Navy veteran and who serves on the CFCC Board of Trustees.

The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Tyler Cady, U.S. Air Force veteran, with opening remarks by CFCC president Jim Morton, plus multiple speakers, readings and hymns.

TAPS will be played by the U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Marine Air Wing Band.

All veterans are invited to a free lunch in the Bob Philpott Veterans Center (first floor of CFCC’s Union Station, 502 N. Front St.) after.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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