Press Releases

The NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NCDMVA) will join NMPMA, Inc. NC Triad-Triangle Chapter 38, and Tau Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at the North Carolina Museum of History to pay homage to the late, John Thompson, a veteran who made history as a Montford Point Marine during WWII.

On Friday, February 25, Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall, will present North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Secretary Walter Gaskin with a ceremonial urn cover donated to the State of North Carolina

Governor Roy Cooper signs a proclamation declaring February 20, African American Military and Veteran Lineage Day 2022

This temporary display, on view throughout Black History Month, is a collaboration between NCDMVA, NC Museum of History, Elizabeth City State University School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and State Archives of NC to collect, preserve, and display NC’s Black veterans’ stories for future generations.

Governor Roy Cooper signs proclamation declaring January 31, as Veteran Service Organization Day 2022

Governor Roy Cooper signs the NC Children of Wartime Veterans’ Scholarship Day proclamation 2022

Governor Cooper proclaimed December 18, 2021 as Wreaths Across America Day in North Carolina. NCDMVA Sec. Gaskin will present proclamation at a Wreaths Across America ceremony held at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery on Saturday, December 18, 2021.

United States Air Force 2021 Birthday Proclamation by Governor Roy Cooper

Governor Roy Cooper proclaims December 11, 2021 as U.S. Army Corporal Leon E. Clevenger Day" to honor recovered Korean War soldier returned to North Carolina.

On Saturday, North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Terry Westbrook, will present Cpl. Clevenger’s family with the “U.S. Army Corporal Leon E. Clevenger Day” proclamation, signed by Governor Roy Cooper.