McCrory visits in honor of Memorial Day

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It is a beautiful day in Wrightsville Beach to kick off the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 26.

While roads were crowded Sunday, May 25, the Wrightsville Beach Fire Department reported a quiet weekend at about 4:30 p.m.

“It’s been relatively slow,” Captain Adam Brown said Monday, May 26, at 11:45 a.m. “We haven’t had any major incidents or anything like that.”

Governor Pat McCrory will be making an appearance in Wilmington at 5:45 p.m. at the Battleship North Carolina in honor of the 49th annual Memorial Day observance.

“Today we honor the men and women who paid the ultimate price to defend the rights and freedoms we enjoy every day as Americans,” McCrory said in a statement. “The people of North Carolina have always answered the call of service in our nation’s hour of need. Not only do we pay tribute to the fallen, but also those who remain missing in action. May we remember each day their sacrifice with the utmost gratitude and respect.”

The keynote speaker is Brigadier General Robert F. Castellvi, commander of the Marine Corps Installation East. A 21-gun salute and military arrangements performed by the 440th North Carolina Army National Guard Band will conclude the ceremony.

This story will be updated as the holiday progresses. The full story will be printed Thursday, May 29.

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