• Monday, May 25th

Head to the deck of one of the most famous landmarks in coastal North Carolina for a Memorial Day observance ceremony that won’t soon be forgotten. The Battleship North Carolina Memorial Day observance is an annual event that pays tributes to the men and women who bravely served our country, and which features a patriotic service on board one of the most impressive American battleships to sail the seas.

The event takes place on the deck of the USS North Carolina Battleship, which is anchored along the waterfront of downtown Wilmington as a permanent attraction. The public is welcome to attend, and the meaningful and moving ceremony features military and patriotic musical arrangements, a 21-gun salute, an all-service Color Guard, and the laying of a wreath into the waters of the Cape Fear River. The unforgettable service is free to anyone who wants to attend, and is a beautiful homage to the military members who have served our country. Held on Memorial Day, this public event is a fine opportunity to mark the occasion with grace and appreciation on board one of the most significant landmarks in the city of Wilmington. Times and events corresponding with the service will be announced in advance online.