Memorial Day Weekend


8 Things to do in Wilson over Memorial Day Weekend

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Poppies for Sale

The American Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary Unit 13 will be selling the poppies Friday and Saturday at K&W Cafeteria, Parker’s Barbecue, Piggly Wiggly on Churchill Avenue, Walmart, Rose’s and Bill’s Barbecue. Poppies are worn in memory of fallen U.S. Armed Services members and in tribute to disabled veterans. The custom originated following World War I Legion Auxiliary members ask supporters to wear their poppies with pride through Memorial Day.

Ethel Joyner pins a poppy on Wilson Mayor, Bruce Rose's lapel Thursday. Brad Coville | Times

Ethel Joyner pins a poppy on Wilson Mayor, Bruce Rose’s lapel Thursday. Brad Coville | Times

Decorating Graves of Veterans with American Flags

The American Legion Post 13 will mark graves with American flags in Maplewood Cemetery and Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Saturday, May 28 starting at 8:00 a.m. Please feel free to join them in decorating the gravesides with American flags to honor our fallen veterans.

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Karaoke Battle at Boykin cultural Center

Fun evening planned by the Arts Council of Wilson with Battle Karaoke. At 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, enjoy drinks by Brewmasters, sandwiches by Chick-Fil-A and an evening of entertainment. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.

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Graveside Services for Fallen Veterans

Please join the American Legion Post 13 for graveside services at Maplewood Cemetery, 5:00 p.m. Sunday, to honor our fallen veterans. In case of rain, services will be held at the Robert B. Anderson American Legion Post 1 3, 2035 U.S. 301 S.

Freeman Roundhouse Concert

The Monitors will perform Sunday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Roundhouse Museum. The outdoor concert is free and open to the public.

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Wilson Tobs Opening Day

On Sunday, May 29, enjoy Opening Day at the Wilson Tobs! Playing against the Fuquay-Varina twins. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the band men With faces will be performing a pregame concert. There will be music, giveaways, and a firework show after the game!

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Langston Antique Auction

Find your treasure at the Annual Memorial Day Auction! At 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 30 you will find a fine selection of 18th and 19th century English, American, and French antique furniture and much more at Langston Auction Gallery, 2620 U.S. 301 S.

Memorial Day Program

The Wilson Committee on Patriotism will hold its annual Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, in front of the Wilson County Courthouse, 100 W. Nash St. The program will include patriotic music, displays by student ROTC groups, speeches and prayers. Rain location will be the Robert B. Anderson American Legion Post 13, 2035 U.S. 301 S.

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