31 Days of Glory Turns Memorial Day Into Memorial Month - Fayetteville, NC Set for Military Appreciation Event Like No Other

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The town of Fayetteville, America's First Military Sanctuary, is saying "thank you" to soldiers, vets and their families during the entire month of May. The inaugural celebration is called 31 Days Of Glory because the citizens of Fayetteville believe those who serve and have served deserve more than just one day to be honored. With numerous patriotic attractions and events, 31 Days of Glory has something for all ages to enjoy.

The town of Fayetteville, America's First Military Sanctuary, is saying "thank you" to soldiers, vets and their families during the entire month of May. The inaugural celebration is called 31 Days Of Glory because the citizens of Fayetteville believe those who serve and have served deserve more than just one day to be honored. With numerous patriotic attractions and events, 31 Days of Glory has something for all ages to enjoy.

  •     Visitors can take a hands-on approach by making Blue Star Banners (Tuesday, May 5 - Sunday, May 10 in the Fascinate-U Children's Museum) to place in the windows of the homes of deployed soldiers
  •     Enjoy traveling through time with a Living History Demonstration (Monday, May 18 at the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum) that showcases all eras of the 82nd Airborne Division history (primarily focusing on WWII)
  •     Hear from war hero Chester Biggs, who was a POW in China during most of WWII, as he discusses his book, Behind the Barbed Wire (May 23, Airborne & Special Operations Museum)

Other events include: "A Thousands Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans," a WWII exhibit opening, United We Stand art exhibition, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra's Military Appreciation Concert and May Day Festival. Please visit http://www.31daysofglory.com for a listing of all events, dates, times and locations.

The 31 Days of Glory celebration reflects the collaboration of 15 community organizations dedicated to supporting the military. Recently recognized by Peter Greenberg as one of America's most patriotic communities in Newsmax magazine and by Time as America's most pro-military town, the greater Fayetteville community is committed to watching over those who watch over us. "We invite the world to do what we do every day - demonstrate an enthusiastic appreciation, respect, and support for those who have and are putting it all on the line for us," said Mayor Anthony Chavonne.

About the FACVB:
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit http://www.visitfayettevillenc.com or call 1-800-255-8217. Fayetteville/Cumberland County is America's first military sanctuary community. Through the Army's Army and other volunteer groups, our citizens and businesses are dedicated to watching over those who watch over us.

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