NC Military Appreciation Day & Hall of Firsts Come and enjoy the new exhibit “North Carolina Military Hall of Firsts” and to honor the first inaugural class of extraordinary North Carolinians who have served our country. The event begins with the induction of the inaugural class of the North Carolina Military Hall of Firsts, followed by the unveiling of the display that recognizes the first individuals to receive this honor. Meet three NC Military Hall of Firsts Inductees and hear their stories firsthand. Also celebrate the Military Appreciation Day by showing support to the military members, veterans and their families. • Talk with military reenactors and take in their displays • Enjoy a concert of patriotic music by 82nd Airborne Brass Quintet and the North Carolina Brass Quintet • Explore and learn with a curator tour of the exhibit Answering the Call: Experiences of North Carolina’s Military Veterans, 1898–1945, which the visitors will learn about the lives of the military from Spanish- American War (1898) through World War II (1941-1945) • Learn about the state’s military museums and historic sites • Join the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources for DNCR Day on the Bicentennial Plaza outside the museum. On site will be the taste of barbecue from a local food truck and much more.