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Honor our veterans with these Charlotte events


Salute to Veterans Parade

Sat 11 a.m. Tryon Street.

This annual parade will feature local middle and high school bands, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program units, active military units, antique cars and veterans organizations. The parade steps off from 700 N. Tryon St. and proceeds to 600 S. Tryon St.


Charlotte Concert Band’s ‘Armed Forces Salute’

Sat 7 p.m. Dana Auditorium at Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave.

Enjoy patriotic music and a brass quintet of the 282nd U.S. Army Band from Fort Jackson in Columbia. This all-American program, “Armed Forces Salute,” will include works by Copland, Grundman, Ives and others.


Providence Chamber Music Recital Series

Sun 7 p.m. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road.

This free series gives listeners a chance to hear top-notch musicians performing a wide variety of compositions. At this Sunday’s concert, Charlotte Symphony musicians and friends will perform Robert Schumann’s piano quartet and Claude Debussy’s sonata for flute, viola and harp.


Discovery Place for Veterans Day

Tues All Discovery Place museums.

Veterans and active duty military personnel can attend all Discovery Place museums for free on Veterans Day. This includes Discovery Place, Discovery Place Kids Huntersville and Discovery Place Kids Rockingham. They will also receive a free ticket to the IMAX film, “D-Day: Normandy 1944,” which will be shown at Discovery Place every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring military ID. Family members will receive $2 off admission to the museums.


‘Eyewitness to World War II’

Sun 3 p.m. Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road.

Charlotte Observer reporter David Perlmutt has been tracking down World War II veterans, most now in their 90s. In this program he will bring some of them together to share their stories, including Henry Hirschmann, a Holocaust survivor who joined the Army to “get even,” and Andy Andrews of Black Mountain, who was part of the third wave at Omaha Beach on D-Day. It’s free to attend, but reservations are required. Email or call 704-714-4445.