Please join me at the Brown Family Farm in Wake Forest, NC for the annual Old Fashioned Memorial Day Picnic. Bring the whole family on Monday, May 27! There will be activities for people young and old, including rides in restored military vehicles, hay rides, fun and games, a pie contest, and a special demonstration by Dan the Animal Man. The delicious Carolina Barbecue lunch is free to all who attend.
Veterans Bill Brown, the Price Brothers, and Bill Henderson, and Carlton McCleod, Joshua Harris, and Phil Cochran will be speaking.
Throughout the day, there will be music groups preforming bluegrass music and toe-tapping Gospel hymns. We will conclude the day with a special parade march to honor the veterans, with military vehicles, classic cars, children and adults in period clothing, representing various American wars, and war veterans in uniform.
At 3:00 PM sharp, we will observe “The National Moment of Silence,” where we will be silent after Dr. David Lanier, professor at Southeastern Seminary, and Civil War re-enactor reads a portion of the casualty list for 2013.