Every November 11th we honor military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Check out our list of Veterans Day events taking place across Randolph County this year.
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Happening This Week
NC Zoo – Military Appreciation Week
In honor of Veterans Day, the North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission for military personnel and veterans and free admission for one accompanying guest for Military Appreciation Week, Nov. 6-12, 2023.
Want More Veterans Day Discounts & Freebies?
Check out our full list of businesses, restaurants, and attractions offering free or discounted items or services here.
Asheboro Field of Honor
The Asheboro Rotary Club and the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce are joining together again to present the Field of Honor during Veteran’s Day weekend this year. From Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12, the baseball field at South Asheboro Middle School will be transformed into the Field of Honor with U.S. flags posted in perfect rows and columns in tribute of heroes.
Veterans Day Events
Flags for Veterans
The New Hope Volunteer Fire Dept will be doing Flags for Veterans on Saturday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. Please consider requesting a flag to place in honor or memory of your veteran. The veteran is not required to be a member of the community. Flags will be left on display in the side yard of the station for the community to view over the weekend.
Asheboro Veterans Day Parade
Takes place each year through Downtown Asheboro.
Veterans Day Appreciation Jackpot Barrel Race Community Event
We are getting close to our Veterans Day appreciation jackpot barrel race community event and we are so excited to see you all there as we honor Veterans in our community. There will be bbq trays, a bounce house, and games that will be offered for FREE (while supplies last) beginning at 4:00. So grab a friend, dress patriotic, support local businesses and fellowship with some awesome people!
Sunset Signature Series – Company K Film Debut
RhinoLeap Productions’ moving stage play Company K: From Asheboro to the Fields of France is now a film, and will have its world premiere in a Veteran’s Day event at the Sunset Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 11.
A Q&A with the actors and playwright Barbara Presnell will follow the screening.
The presentation is part of the Friends of the Library Sunset Signature Series, sponsored by the Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau, the City of Asheboro and the Friends of the Randolph County Public Libraries. It is free and the public is invited.
Company K, Randolph County’s unit of the State Militia (now the National Guard), was called into service and sent to fight in France during World War I. With the Randolph County soldiers in the vanguard, Allied forces attacked the German Hindenburg Line defensive position at Bellicourt on September 29, 1918, breaking the enemy line and hastening the end of the war.
In the single day of battle, Company K suffered over 60 percent casualties, with 23 young men killed.
The play was conceived by staff at the Randolph County Public Libraries and commissioned by the City of Asheboro to memorialize the 100th anniversary of the battle in 2018.
The production was directed by RhinoLeap Artistic Director Jeremy Skidmore and features original music by Christen Blanton Mack and Mark Dillon.
Presnell crafted the script using original documents and letters home from the troops, including those from her own grandfather, First Sergeant Ernest E. Bunting.
Rhinoleap first produced the show as a one-time event on September 29, 2018. Since the original staging, it has been revived twice in Asheboro, and toured to Troy, N.C.
During the second revival in February 2023, RhinoLeap filmed the production onstage at the Sunset Theatre and at other Asheboro locations, including the theatre rooftop, the Historic Courthouse, the Old City Cemetery, Mill 133, Back to Earth Farm, Leo’s Whiskey Bar, and on Worth Street. The film will be packaged with educational material about World War I for use in school classrooms.
Begun in 2018, the Sunset Signature Series brings high profile speakers and performers to the Sunset Theatre to showcase the theatre and downtown Asheboro.
The theatre is located at 234 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro. For further information, call 800-626-2672