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Outer Banks Veterans Event Directory 

November 4-13, 2022


​On behalf of the citizens of Dare County, we would like to thank each of you for your service. Thank you for the sacrifices you made and continue to make to protect our freedom. 


Below you will find a list of events, ceremonies and specials/discounts for Veterans on the Outer Banks. We hope you and your family members will join us at one of the wonderful events or ceremonies taking place in Dare County this Veterans Week. Please note that some events and discounts require pre-registration or a Veterans ID. 

Special Events:

  • Trying To Catch Amnesia Staged Reading- Saturday, November 12

The free staged reading of a play-in-progress titled Trying To Catch Amnesia by Veteran, writer, playwright and educator Ron Capps is open to the public and will be held at Theatre of Dare in Kitty Hawk on Saturday, November 12 at 7pm.Trying To Catch Amnesia is a play about war and coming home and how those things don’t always go perfectly.

  • 2022 Veterans Writing Workshop- November 12-13

The 10th Annual Outer Banks Veterans Writing Workshop will be held at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. Veteran, writer, playwright and educator Ron Capps, who is the founder and director of the Veterans Writing Project, will lead this year’s Veterans Writing Workshop, titled Scene Writing For Stage & ScreenThe workshop is free for Veterans, active-duty military and their family members. For more information about the workshop, please click here. ​

  • Annual Veterans Celebration Luncheon- Wednesday, November 16

The ​Annual Veterans Celebration Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 16 at 12:00pm at the Virginia Tillett Community Center, located at 950 Marshall C. Collins Drive in Manteo. RSVPs are required by calling Amy at 252-475-9270.


  • Cape Hatteras Secondary School Veterans Celebration- Wednesday, November, 16

Cape Hatteras Secondary School (CHSS) is hosting their annual Veterans Celebration on Wednesday, November 16. The day will begin at 9:00am in the CHSS cafeteria where Veterans will be served breakfast and will be able to visit and catch up. At 10:00am, the Veterans will be honored by students, faculty, the CHSS band, a guest speaker, and community members. The names of recently deceased area Veterans will be read and the CHSS graduates that are currently serving in the Armed Forces will be recognized. The program is open to all area Veterans and active duty servicemen and women. Questions about the program can be emailed to Keith Durham at

Veterans Day Ceremonies on the Outer Banks:


  • Southern Shores Veterans Day Ceremony

The Veterans Day Ceremony in Southern Shores will take place on Friday, November 11 at 11:00am at the Southern Shores Town Hall Flagpole Pavilion, located at 5375 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores. This year's ceremony speaker is Tom Copeman, VADM, USN (ret). 


  • Manteo Veterans Day Ceremony

The Veterans Day Ceremony in Downtown Manteo will take place on Friday, November 11 at 9:30am at the Dare County Veterans Memorial, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo.


  • Nags Head Veterans Day Ceremony

The Veterans Day Ceremony in Nags Head will take place on Friday, November 11 at 11:00am at Nags Head Town Hall, located at 5401 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head.

  • Kill Devil Hills Veterans Day Ceremony

The Veterans Day Ceremony in Kill Devil Hills will take place on Friday, November 11 at 12:30pm. The ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial on Veterans Drive in Kill Devil Hills.

Veterans Specials + Discounts On The Outer Banks:


  • Ace Hardware provides a 10% discount to Veterans, active-duty military and reserves every day. Ace Hardware has numerous locations on the Outer Banks. Please bring a valid military ID. 

  • Atlantic Dentistry is offering free dental care for all Veterans without dental insurance on Friday, November 11. Please call 252 261 7700 to schedule an appointment. Atlantic Dentistry is located at 3704 N. Croatan Highway Kitty Hawk.​​

  • Jolly Roger Restaurant is offering a great special for Veterans. Join them on Veterans Day for a complimentary dinner entrée up to $18.99 to thank you for your service. Please bring a military I.D. The Jolly Roger Restaurant is located at 1836 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills.

  • Kitty Hawk Kites is offering 10% off for Veterans and active-duty military during Outer Banks Veterans Week.

  • Meineke Car Care Center is offering free basic oil changes for Veterans on Friday, November 11 from 7:30-3pm. Meineke is located at 1800 S. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills and open 7:30am-3:00pm. Please bring a military I.D.

  • Morgan Family Dentistry is doing their 8th Annual Veteran's Dental Clinic on Friday, November 11 from 8am to 3pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but please call two weeks in advance if taking blood thinners. Please bring proof of service. For more information call 252 256 9302. Morgan Family Dentistry is located at 10 A Juniper Trail, Kitty Hawk.

  • is a free guide on moving and storage companies that offer discounts for service members and their families. 


  • North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is offering 50% off admission for all active-duty, retired, or reserve and their immediate family members on Veterans Day, November 11. The aquarium is located at 374 Airport Road, Manteo and is open daily from 9am-5pm. Must show proof of service/ID.

  • Surfside Hotel in Nags Head is offering 10% off vacation stays for Veterans.

  • Tarheel Motel in Nags Head is offering 10% off vacation stays for Veterans.

  • Upscale Furniture in Powells Point offers 20% discounts to all Veterans during Outer Banks Veterans Week and 10% off for Veterans, active-duty military and their families the rest of the year.

  • Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills will waive entrance fees on Friday, November 11 to celebrate Veterans Day. 



Outer Banks Veterans Week is sponsored by Jane Webster, Stan White Realty & Construction, Outer Banks Woman's ClubJack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint, The Roanoke Island Inn, The Coastal Studies Institute, and Theatre of Dare.

Outer Banks Veterans Week is funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Thank you Country Deli, Blurred Lines Bakery, and Roanoke Island Woman's Club for supporting Outer Banks Veterans Week.


Thank you to the numerous hotels, restaurants, and other businesses throughout the Outer Banks that welcome our Veterans with special rates and discounts. 


Dare County Veterans ID Card Info: 

The Dare County Board of Commissioners created the Veterans Advisory Council in respectful recognition of the service and sacrifice of all Dare County Veterans. DCVAC’s signature program is the Dare County Veterans I.D. Card. If you are interested in receiving a Veterans I.D. Card, you will need your DD214 form showing an honorable discharge and a driver’s license with a Dare County address. Many local businesses support our Veterans and want to say ‘thank you’ for all you have done to protect and serve our nation and the I.D. Card enables you to receive discounts off goods and services at many local business locations. If you would like further information about how to obtain your I.D. Card, please call Marsha Brown, Dare County Veteran Advisory Council member, at 252-202-2058 or Patty O’Sullivan, Dare County Veteran Service Officer, at 252-475-5604.

To view a list of businesses who accept the Dare County Veterans I.D. Card, click here

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