News from Orange County

Post Date:11/08/2019 2:32 PM
VETERANS DAY 2019 

News from Orange County

Rep. Price to speak at Veterans Day Ceremony at Orange County Veterans Memorial

Rep. David Price will be the guest speaker at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Orange County Veterans Memorial on Monday, Nov. 11. The event begins at 11 a.m. The site is located on the grounds of the Southern Human Services Center (2501 Homestead Drive, Chapel Hill).

The Orange County Veterans Memorial will be erected to honor the memory of veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The idea for the memorial was re-formed in 2013 when the Chapel Hill Town Council approved the re-petition of our Veterans Memorial at Chapel Hill. Orange County Government became involved In May 2015. The Board of County Commissioners approved a prominent  site for the memorial at the Southern Orange County Human Services Complex campus on Homestead Road.

Since then, the Orange County Veterans Memorial Committee, a group of veterans and community volunteers, have worked to raise funds to make the memorial a reality.

  • Click here to learn about the different ways you can make a monetary donation.

In addition to the Veterans Day ceremony, Ranger Up will host the Ranger Up Grappling Classic III on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Chapel Hill High School. All proceeds go to the Veterans Memorial.

The tournament will feature Youth Gi & Nogi Divisions and Adult Gi & Nogi Divisions. Entry into Absolute Divisions is included.

Participants can weigh in the evening before or morning of the competition. Friday night weigh ins will take place between 6-9 p.m. in the gymnasium at Chapel Hill High School. Doors open Saturday at 7 a.m. All weigh-ins must occur before 10 a.m. To register for the tournament, click here.

For more info about the memorial, visit orangecountyveteransmemorial.com.

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