Our Lunch & Learn series is now held at Carolina Colours Pavilion, 3300 Waterscape Way, New Bern, beginning promptly at 11:30 am. The program includes your choice of a delicious entree, bread, dessert, iced tea, and coffee. Reservations must be paid in advance, either online from the Tickets page or by calling the New Bern Historical Society at 252.638.8558. Please select your menu option when ordering. Paper tickets are not issued; simply check in at the door with your confirmation.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
I, Too, Served America
Stories of Greenwood Cemetery's Veterans
Mark Sandvigen, Carol Becton & Claudia Houston
11:30am - 1:30pm
at our new venue -
Carolina Colours Pavilion
Through the years, New Bern’s Black residents have answered America's call to arms and served honorably in every conflict. Many of those veterans are buried in historic Greenwood Cemetery. What began as a project by the American Legion Post 539 to clean the badly neglected graves of the cemetery’s Black veterans expanded with research by the Historical Society into the men’s lives and service. As each veteran’s headstone was identified, and with every layer of age and grime painstakingly removed, their unknown or forgotten stories surfaced and clarified. No longer neglected, we can now publicly honor these men who fought and died in every major conflict from the Civil War to Desert Storm.
At this luncheon program our speakers will describe this inspiring community project and share remarkable stories about some of these men, their service, and the times in which they lived.
Cost for this program is $22 for Historical Society members, $26 for nonmembers, which includes meal, tax, and gratuity. Entree choices are are Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast with garlic cream sauce ~ or ~ Baked Salmon with champagne dill sauce; both served with rice pilaf ~ or ~ Veggie Risotto (vegetarian option). All entrees served sauteed green beans, rolls, chocolate tuxedo cake, iced tea and coffee. Cash bar available.
Prepaid reservations are required here or by calling the Historical Society at 252.638.8558. Paper tickets are not issued for this program. Simply check in at Carolina Colours Pavilion with your confirmation.