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Four Ways To Commemorate Memorial Day


This weekend, many will observe Memorial Day, often seen as the start of summer with picnics, BBQs, and gatherings with friends and family. However, it’s more than a day off and fun with friends. Memorial Day was established to honor and remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, and we have found four activities happening around Cabarrus County.

Taps Across America, The National Moment of Remembrance

ECHS Memorial Day Event

Photo Credit: ECHS Facebook

⏰ May 27, Moment of silence at 3pm, followed by Taps
📍 Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society Museum, 1145 N. College St., Mount Pleasant

Attendees are invited to gather on the lawn for the National Moment of Silence at 3pm followed by the sounding of Taps by local trumpet player Corey Gaston, a former United States Marine Corps musician. Ring the museum bell in memory of loved ones who served in the armed forces or died in service.

View a short video from the 2023 Remembrance
More Information: Taps Across America

Kannapolis Memorial Day Ceremony

Kannapolis Memorial Day Event

Photo Credit: City of Kannapolis Facebook

⏰ May 27 at 12pm
📍 Veterans Park, 119 N Main St, Kannapolis, NC

Join the City of Kannapolis to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice with a short program and a guest speaker. Previous events included special patriotic music performances and a wreath-laying ceremony.

Everyone is asked to bring lawn chairs and American flags to wave during the ceremony.

Kannapolis Cannon Ballers vs. Columbia Fireflies

⏰ May 27, First Pitch 6:30pm, Picnic Special 5:30-7:30pm
📍 Atrium Health Ballpark, 1 Cannon Baller Way, Kannapolis, NC

Take in a Monday night Cannon Ballers game in honor of Memorial Day complete with a post-game show by THE HUMAN CANNONBALL presented by DESCO.

🍽️ Celebrate with a picnic dinner! All-You-Can-Eat tickets are $30. Limited seating, first come first served.

🎟️ Get TICKETS here

Memorial Day I-485 Cruise

Photo Credit: The Wrecking Crew Mustang Club Facebook

⏰ May 27, Meet at 8am, Remembrance at 8:15am
📍 Mustang Owner’s Museum, 4005 Dearborn Place, Concord, NC

Jeep, Mustang, and Bronco owners are invited to join The Wrecking Crew Mustang Club, Mustang Owner’s Museum, and Carolina Cruzin4Jeeps for the annual Memorial Day I-485 Cruise. This respectful cruise is one loop around I-485, starting and ending at the museum.

See the Facebook Event

No matter how you choose to commemorate, make this Memorial Day one to remember.


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