Wednesday, April 18, 2012

be sure to come to Memorial day celebration may 28!


Wake Forest Memorial Day Picnic is hosted by Hope Baptist Church to bring the community together to honor veterans who have served our country and give glory to God for His providential acts in our history. Bring the whole family on May 28 to come and celebrate this special day by listening to veterans from WWII to the present share their stories, eat a free North Carolina Barbecue lunch, ride in historic military vehicles, and participate in an exciting children's parade to honor the veterans present.
There are activities for people young and old! This year we will have a special children's parade with military vehicles, classic cars, children in period clothing representing various American wars, and war veterans in uniform. There will be an exciting living history corner by the MacIntire brothers of "Soldiering through History". Demonstrating the life of WWII soldier in combat. Throughout the day enjoy live bluegrass music by the Froemming Family and performances by George Nichols and the Blue Gospel Trio. The delicious Carolina Barbecue lunch is free to all who attend. This is a rain or shine event held under the big tent at the Brown Farm on Quarry Rd. in Wake Forest. There will be vendors selling ice cream, drinks, and Italian ice. With over 1,000 people attending the seating will be limited so be sure to bring your own picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Join us for another memorable Memorial Day!

About The Event


Scott Brown - Scott Brown is the host of the Memorial Day Picnic. A pastor at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, each year he opens his farm up to host this special event. He and his wife Deborah have 4 children all of whom live in the Wake Forest area.
Bill Brown - Bill Brown was a P-51 pilot in Pacific theater of WWII. During one mission he was shot down and had to parachute into Tokyo Bay. His story of God's providence has been an inspiration to many throughout the years. He appears on The League of Grateful Sons and has a biography titled Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer. He and his wife Mary live on the Brown Farm in Wake Forest, NC
"Colonel" Bill Henderson - As a member of the Marine Corps, Bill Henderson survived thirty-six days of brutal fighting on Iwo Jima. His Christian faith enabled him to remain strong during times of conflict. He also appears on The League of Grateful Sons and lives in Raleigh, NC.
Dan Horn - An elder at Hope Baptist Church, Dan Horn owns and operates Datatek, Inc., a small software firm. He and his Kendra have been married for twenty years and have three children. They live in Youngsville NC.

The Schedule

+ 9:30-10:45     Flag Raising, Hayrides, Games
+ 10:45-12:00     Music, Veteran Testimonies, Patriotic Speeches
+ 12:05-1:30     Lunch Break
+ 1:30-3:00     Music, Veteran Testimonies, Patriotic Speeches, Reading of Casualty List
+ 3:00     National Moment of Rememberance

wake forest, nc 27587
Hope to see you there!