History Day set for Armed Forces Day: Fayetteville's 31 Days of Glory Honors Military Heroes

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Every May, organizations and community members in Fayetteville, NC, organize 31 Days of Glory to honor America’s military heritage and service members — past and present.
On May 15 — Armed Forces Day — 31 Days of Glory is presentingArmed Forces Living History Day at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, 801 Arsenal Ave. in Fayetteville.
“The free event pays tribute to our nation’s military,” said event spokesperson Melissa Rivera. “There will be family-friendly living history presentations, educational programs and hands-on activities.”
Re-enactors will be stationed at various tour encampments representing different time periods from the colonial period to the 20th century, highlighting the history of the United States military. 
Nationally acclaimed banjoist, fiddler, musical historian and NC Folk Heritage Award winner Marvin Gaster will perform on the banjo and fiddle, and will be accompanied by retired Air Force officer and Vietnam veteran Richard Owens on guitar during a concert scheduled for 1 p.m.

For more information on 31 Days of Glory, check the website www.31daysofglory.com.

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