The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Sandhills Chapter will conduct its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 am, November 11 at the First Baptist Church, 200 E. New York Ave, Southern Pines. 

MOAA will follow all safety guidelines to include social distancing, a maximum of 100 people inside the building and the wearing of masks. 

To make this annual ceremony possible, MOAA will be supported by a variety of teammates which includes ushers provided by Marine Corps League, Presentation of Colors by Pinehurst High School JROTC, Pledge of Allegiance lead by Boy Scout Thomas Taylor, and music provided by Susan Ward, the 82nd Airborne Division Quintet, Bagpiper Peter McArthur, and Bugler Chris Dunn. 

The featured speaker will be COL (Ret) Rick Allenbaugh of Southern Pines.  Dr. David Helms and his team at First Baptist Church are the hosts and have been wonderful in their support. 

Invitations will be sent with a way to make reservations through an RSVP system. 

If you cannot attend, you can view the event live at the Vimeo Link: and see it after the ceremony on the Sandhills Chapter website:

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Colonel Jim Slavin, US Army (Retired) at [email protected].



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