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Joint Veterans Committee of Nash & Edgecombe Counties Memorial Day

May 30 @ 11:00 am

The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash & Edgecombe Counties will be hosting a Memorial Day ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on May 30th to remember our fallen heroes. The opening ceremony will begin at 11:00. Brigadier General Arnold Gordon-Bray will be the key-note speaker. The American flag will be raised to full staff at noon. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. 


May 30
11:00 am
Community Needs and Ongoing Programs
  • A Touch of the Father’s Love Food Pantry is seeking volunteers to prepare food boxes, help with food distribution, office duties, fundraising, organization, and website and Facebook management. For more info call 252-377-2209.
  • My Sister’s House supports victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking through advocacy, shelter, community outreach, and education. You can help them in their mission by making either a financial or in-kind donation. They need things such as toiletries, cleaning supplies, non-perishable food, and more. For a complete wish list visit mshnc.org/wish-list.
  • Veterans Residential Services of Wilson (VRSW) strives to provide quality support and services to low-income, homeless, and at-risk veterans and their families. You can help them in their mission by making either a financial or in-kind donation. VRSW is always in need of employment and job training opportunities for veterans, volunteers, transportation, emergency supplies, and more. For more info email Claudia at cjbaker@vrsw.org
  • The United Way of Wilson needs volunteers. Their needs and those of their partner organizations are constantly changing. If you are interested in volunteering for United Way, please email communication@unitedwayofwilson.org.
  • Peacemakers of Rocky Mount is seeking tutors in all subjects to help students during their day and after school programs, weekdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. They are also seeking volunteers to work with their head landscaper on various landscaping projects. Learn more at rockymountpeacemakers.org.
  • The North Carolina Symphony continues to post new Music Education videos each week, to support North Carolina’s students who are learning at home. Teachers and parents–take your kids on a virtual “field trip” to the North Carolina Symphony! To help students to keep music education in their lives at home, the Symphony has released a virtual broadcast of their Education Concert and companion Student Book. Go on a virtual journey to learn “What Makes Music, Music,” as the Symphony performs music by William Grant Still, Beethoven, Brahms, and more! Access the video and Student Book with password 1932 at NCSymphony.org/virtual

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