The City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs will host its annual Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony on the Roger McGuire Green stage of Pack Square Park starting at 2:30 p.m. May 29.
The award-winning North Carolina Fort Bragg 82nd Airborne Band will perform before, after and during the ceremony. Asheville’s noted choral group The Reuter Center Singers will also perform at the ceremony.
A Recognition of Service presentation to our Armed Forces and community first responders will be given by Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Chairman Brownie Newman. Other ceremony participants include Major General Rick Devereaux, USAF (Ret.) and Chair of the Mayor’s Committee for Veteran Affairs, Carlos McNeil.
A commemoration wreath will be presented in honor of members of the Armed Forces and Asheville and Buncombe County emergency responders, and in commemoration of those who have sacrificed their lives in service to this country and community.
Longtime community broadcaster Matt Mittan will serve as master of ceremonies. He is an 8-year active duty Air Force veteran, where he served as a medic and served with the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing during Gulf War I.
The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Carlos McNeil at 828-298-7911, ext. 5270, or Carlos.McNeil2@va.gov.