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The weather and ‘Rona might put a hold on your cookout, but there are plenty of ways to honor soldiers from a distance this Memorial Day. Here’s what’s happening.

Sandhills MOAA Memorial Day Observance

The Sandhills chapter of the MOAA will be hosting the annual Memorial Day observance at The Village Chapel in Pinehurst. Live stream this annual event at 3 p.m. on Monday from the Village of Pinehurst’s Youtube channel, or from the Sandhills MOAA Facebook page. This year’s address is from Admiral Leighton “Snuffy” Smith.

The PBS National Memorial Day Concert

Sam Elliott reads Staff Sgt. Ray Lambert’s story of heroism on the beaches of Normandy 76 years ago during PBS’s annual National Memorial Day Concert. It’ll be on from 8-9:30 p.m. on Sunday night. The concert can also be live streamed on Facebook, YouTube. It’s also available on the PBS website and as Video on Demand, May 24 to June 7, 2020.

Boles Funeral Home’s Flag Display

Stop by Boles Funeral home and add your hero’s name to an American flag during their Honoring Our Heroes event. Place your flag among others on the front lawn as a sign of remembrance. Flags will be available on the front porch for your convenience.

The Military Voices Initiative

Nonprofit organization, StoryCorps is hosting the Military Voices Initiative as a way for veterans, service members and their families to share their stories on radio stations. StoryCorps is coming to Durham June 8-19 to record stories, but they can also be recorded via the StoryCorps app.

Visit the Moore County Veterans Memorial

Located in Carthage, the Moore County Veterans Memorial features the names of more than 150 local fallen soldiers over the past 100 years. The memorial is open to the public.

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