Retired Army Major Sarah Pearson to speak at Veterans Day Ceremony

Retired U.S. Army Major Sarah Pearson will be the featured speaker at this year’s Veterans Day Ceremony at the Moore County Veterans Memorial in Carthage on Nov. 5.  

Pearson retired out of Fort Bragg following 20 years of active military service. An Army aviator and CH-47 pilot, her unit assignments primarily included the 101st Airborne Division (Ft. Campbell, KY), the XVIII Airborne Corps (Ft. Bragg), and the 2nd Infantry Division (South Korea). 

Throughout her career, she deployed in support of multiple operations, both nationally and globally, including Hurricane Katrina (New Orleans, Louisiana), Humanitarian Relief Efforts in Pakistan (Islamabad, Pakistan), Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and Operation Inherent Resolve (Iraq/Kuwait).  

Pearson will be the first woman speaker at a Moore County Veterans Memorial Veterans Day observation.

The time for this year’s ceremony at the Moore County Veterans Memorial has been changed from 11 a.m. to the new time of noon.

The time change will enable people who want to attend the Veterans Day parade in Southern Pines at 10 a.m. to also attend the Veterans Day ceremony at the Moore County Veterans Memorial in Carthage.

Highlighting the Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial will be an extensive World War II static display and a hands-on helicopter display.

Additionally, the ceremony will feature the Presentation of the Colors by the Union Pines High School Navy ROTC, Presentation of Wreaths by local civic organizations, patriotic music by soloist Larissa Glassman and bagpiper, Vic Thompson, luncheon catered by Pete’s Restaurant and more.

This ceremony is jointly sponsored by Moore County Veterans Memorial, Inc. and the Moore County Veterans Services Office and is free to the public.

For more information, please call 910-975-1905.

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