Veterans Day Celebrations
Communities all over North Carolina will gather today to honor the country's military veterans. Raleigh will play host to an Air Force band performance as well as the annual Veterans Day parade. In Johnston County, high school students are producing a video presentation for local veterans. District spokeswoman Terri Sessoms says ROTC students will also perform an armed exhibition drill.
Terri Sessoms: "What our veterans tell us is that it's just very special to them that young people would take their day - their Holiday from school - to spend with them, pay them tribute and honor them in such a special way."
Similar ROTC events are scheduled at UNC-Chapel Hill and other public schools. Officials at Fort Bragg rededicated the base's Vietnam memorial yesterday. And the state Division of Employment Security has spent this week encouraging employers to consider military service when hiring workers.