North Carolina to Show Support for Military in the Face of Possible BRAC Hearings

May 12, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  

For More Information Contact:
Brandon Wright,
Director of Communications

NCMAD 14_Front Webpage BoxRALEIGH, N.C. –The North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA) announces that Tuesday, May 20th will be “Military Appreciation Day.” This event in downtown Raleigh in honor of our nation’s military service members is being coordinated by the NCBA with the Offices of the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor, the leaders of the General Assembly, and the NC National Guard.

The commanders of military bases across North Carolina and senior non-commissioned officers from each of these bases will have lunch at the North Carolina State Capitol Building. Then, beginning at noon, the military leaders will walk from the Veteran’s Monument on the Capitol grounds down the Bicentennial Plaza to the North Carolina General Assembly Building. They will be accompanied by Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest and the Governor’s Military Advisor, Major General Cornell A. Wilson, Jr., US Marine Corps (retired). They will be flanked along their route by a color guard, a military band, and a group of Veterans.

Members of the public are encouraged to bring American flags and take a few minutes out of their day to observe this event at the Bicentennial Plaza and show their support. At the Great Seal, the military leaders will be met by Speaker of the House Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger. They will all then be escorted up the red carpeted stairs to the auditorium for a special meeting with legislators.

Following the meeting in the auditorium, the House and Senate chambers will convene for the day’s session. A group from the military will remain to observe the session from the viewing gallery. The day’s agenda will include a joint resolution honoring the nation’s military.

Please help us honor the generations of men and women who have served and who continue to serve to protect our freedom.

Media wishing to film or record the event should contact Brandon Wright ( For additional information on the event, please refer to the lead news item on the NCBA’s website at


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