Saturday, September 9, 2017
Elks Lodge #1710, 400 Miller Farm Road, Morehead City, NC 28557
9/11 TO BE REMEMBERED IN A BIG WAY
The Morehead City-Beaufort Elks Lodge #1710 along with the local chapter of The Military Order of the Purple Heart and P.A.W.S. (Pet Adoption & Welfare Society) is planning its annual 9/11 Memorial Parade & Event to honor first responders and wounded warriors and remind everyone not to forget 9/11.
Wounded Warriors from the Wounded Warriors barracks at Camp Lejeune have been invited as well as first responders (EMTs and firefighters) and others. The public is invited to ride in the parade in private cars, motorcycles, etc. and to stay and meet all these heroic individuals.
The parade/ride will start at the Elks Lodge on Miller Farm Road, proceed through part of Newport, cross over to Highway 70, and travel back into Morehead City where it will cross the bridge to Atlantic Beach. Participants will then travel down the banks to Emerald Isle, cross the bridge into Cape Carteret and then return to the Elks Lodge following Highway 24. Citizens along the route are encouraged to come out and wave the American flag and salute these heroes.
Upon returning to the Elks Lodge, participants will be fed home-cooked North Carolina BBQ and other fixins’. The cost is $25 per person (age 15 and up) and includes the ride, food, entertainment and a Silent Auction as well as kids entertainment items. Some of the funds will be used to assist wounded warriors in getting home during the upcoming holidays and some will go to aid first responders.
The event date is Saturday, September 9, 2017 with registration beginning at 9am and the ride starting at 1pm. After the approximately 1 ½ hour ride/parade, the celebration will continue at the Lodge until 5pm. Sponsorship opportunities are available. (Print Registration Form)
Call 252-808-0043 or 252-241-4240 for more information.