Veterans Tribute Weekend

Veterans Tribute Weekend

November 6 & 7, 2021

Veterans Tribute Weekend returns with a full weekend of activities, including the annual Veterans Day Parade along Western Boulevard, a family fun event at the Jacksonville Commons, tours of the Lejeune Memorial Gardens and the Veterans Walk of Honor. Make plans now to join us in Jacksonville, NC where you’ll Receive A Hero’s Welcome

Explore our website for more information on hotels, things to do and see, and places to eat while you are in Jacksonville.

Veterans Day Parade - November 6, 10AM (*cancelled due to inclement weather)

Along Western Blvd, from 444 Western Blvd to Liberty Drive

We regret to announce that due to forecasted rain and high winds, organizers have canceled this event. Come out and show your support for our Nation's troops and Veterans. The parade is hosted by NCOA Downeast Chapter 906.

Veterans Day Parade

Family Fun Event - November 6, 11AM-3PM (*cancelled due to inclement weather)

Jacksonville Commons Recreation Complex, 100 Recreation Lane

We regret to announce that due to forecasted rain and high winds and with the cancellation of multiple vendors, this event will not take place this year. We look forward to bringing it back in 2022.

Meet YouTube Star Reuben the Bulldog - November 6, 11AM-12:30PM (*cancelled due to Reuben the Bulldoginclement weather)

Lejeune Memorial Gardens; Located at 109 Montford Landing Road

We regret to announce that due to forecasted rain and high winds, this event will not take place. For his follow-up public appearance in Jacksonville, YouTube star Reuben the Bulldog will pay respects to his fellow bulldogs, the official mascot of the Marine Corps and the City of Jacksonville, at the Lejeune Memorial Gardens. Reuben's YouTube channel currently has more than 184,000 subscribers. 

Lejeune Memorial Gardens Guided Tours - November 6 & 7

Reservation required; Located at 109 Montford Landing Road

Tour the Lejeune Memorial Gardens where you can learn military history, pay tribute to the fallen, and honor all those who fought for their country. Space is limited for the guided tour. Complete this online form to reserve your spot. 

Note: While reservations are required for the guided tour, the public can still enjoy the Gardens on their own throughout the weekend.

Lejeune Memorial Gardens

Veterans Walk of Honor - November 6 & 7

Located at 109 Montford Landing Road

During a visit to the Lejeune Memorial Gardens, you'll have a chance to view the Veterans Walk of Honor. Submissions for Veterans are accepted throughout the year and are featured signs that will be deployed throughout the Gardens. We invite the public to stop by the Gardens for this special tribute.

The deadline for submissions to be part of the 2021 Veterans Walk of Honor has passed. But, you can now submit a veteran's information for the 2022 Veterans Walk of Honor: Submit Your Hero (web form)

Veterans Walk of Honor

Jacksonville Speckled Trout Tournament - November 6, 2021

Casper's Marina, 301 S Water St, Swansboro

Part of the NC Coastal Trout Series, proceeds from this tournament will benefit the Jacksonville - Camp Lejeune USO. Must fish 3 of the 4 tournaments to qualify for the Series payout. Visit for full details.

Boats on the New River

Special thanks to our event sponsors and partners!

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