NC in the Great War Exhibit
North Carolina in the Great War” will be on exhibit at Roanoke Island Festival Park August 7 -September 24. The exhibit can be seen daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the small gallery in Ticket Sales. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Roanokeisland.com.
Nearly 61,000 North Carolinians were drafted in 1917 and 1918 for a world war that had begun several years earlier. During this centennial commemoration of World War I, a 10-panel exhibit, accompanied by many artifacts, remembers 2,375 lives lost and more than 200 medal recipients from the Tar Heel state. Also included are several local and regional artifacts.