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Coastal Carolina Chapter Joins River Bend Independence Day Parade July 4, 2018

Coastal Carolina Chapter Joins River Bend Independence Day Parade

July 4, 2018

The Coastal Carolina MOAA Chapter for the first time participated as an entrant in the annual River Bend, NC Independence Day Parade on July 4th, 2018. LCDR ET Mitchell, Chapter Legislative Liaison joined Chapter President, Colonel Iggi W. Husar (Ret), in the hour-long parade procession through the Town of River Bend.

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Marathon Jam 2018 May 19, 2018

Marathon Jam 2018

May 19, 2018

* This annual event is sponsored by the New River Chapter of the North Carolina Council of Chapters, MOAA.

* Do you like “pickin’ and a grinnin’”? Supporting our troops and their families? Honoring local veterans? Oohing and Aahing over handmade patriotic quilts?

* You guessed it! The third annual Marathon Jam is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for May 19, noon to midnight in the Ashe County Arts Council building. Come for a while or stay for the duration. Bring your neighbors and friends (I assume they are one and the same!) and if you play an acoustic instrument, plan on sitting in for a spell. If you stay for the entire 12 hours, you will become an “Iron Picker”, a much revered title in the Marathon Jam world.

* Click here to open the New River Chapter’s MARATHON JAM poster...print it and post on your refrigerator and share it widely!.

* While pickin’ and grinnin’we will be raising awareness and money for military families by supporting the Fisher Houses at Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg. As you know, Fisher Houses provide a temporary home, free of charge, for families of wounded service men and women so families can be with their loved ones during treatment, convalescence and rehabilitation.

* How is the money earned? Each musician reaches out to friends, family, neighbors and associates for sponsorship – just like a fun run. The only difference is that the musicians are strumming, not running. Admission for listeners is free of charge.”

* There are a few surprises in store for this year’s Jam. Plan on being part of the fun while further serving those who serve in our great military.

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Vietnam Traveling Wall Coming to Morehead City, NC May 26-30, 2017

Vietnam Traveling Wall Coming to Morehead City, NC

May 26-30, 2017

* The Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. During the upcoming Memorial Day weekend 2017. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall® will provide a venue that allows Vietnam War veterans, families, and local residents the ability to see the memorial, attain closure, and learn about the Vietnam War.

* The Otway Burns Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), with presenting sponsor Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, is hosting the memorial at Glad Tidings Church (4621 Country Club Road, Morehead City, NC) Friday, May 26th until Tuesday, May 30th.

* At approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 25th, the memorial and a motorcycle escort will leave the New River Shopping Center in Jacksonville and proceed east on Highway 24. In Morehead City, the escort and memorial will proceed across Highway 70 onto Bridges Street, then turn left on Country Club Road, and enter the Glad Tidings Church property.

* Groups and individual bikers interested in escorting the Wall should contact Cindy Knigge (

* Round-the-clock viewing of the memorial will commence following the opening ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, May 26th until 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30th when the brief closing ceremony will be begin.

* Chapter Regent Linda Phelps says the Otway Burns Chapter is sponsoring the monument in Morehead City, which has a large veteran population, for healing and to allow people the opportunity to visit who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington, D.C.

* For more information, find the event on Facebook “Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Morehead City” or contact Otway Burns Chapter NSDAR Regent Linda Phelps (910- 326-6164 or

* Tax deductible donations can be made to the Otway Burns Chapter Treasurer and mailed to Dolores Witt, 312 Bonita Road, Cape Carteret, NC 28584.

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