A Salute to Veterans

Date: July 2nd

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Southport Community Building

Program:  Canines For Service  & Fire Circus

As we celebrate Independence Day, let us not forget our nation’s independence is not a given nor does it come without a cost. We ask that our brave men and women in our armed services protect and defend our nation’s freedom every day. Some pay the ultimate cost and have given their lives. All have given at some cost.


We honor and celebrate the contributions of those that have served our Nation through a Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony. The Ceremony will include displays, entertainment, food and a keynote speaker. Each year the Festival Committee will choose a specific military branch, conflict or war to highlight, but make no mistake, all Veteran’s and Active Military are welcome and honored.


Held at the Southport Community Building annually during the festival, this event gives Veterans a chance to visit, laugh, and remember with other Veterans. We invite anyone who is a Veteran or Active Military, relative of a Veteran or Active Military or those individuals who just want to show their appreciation to attend.  Sponsored by Carillon Assisted Living of SouthportDuke Energy Walmart, and River Road Animal Hospital.

Canines for Veterans -Canines for Veterans is a national program that provides Veterans with service-connected disabilities quality trained service dogs. The program trains shelter dogs as service dogs for wounded and injured Veterans. The speaker at the Salute to Veterans will be Rick Hairston, Founder, President & CEO.

Fire Circus -With over 10 years of combined experience, Fire Circus is a dynamic duo featuring many unique talents including fire poi, 1 fire hoop, 2 fire hoops, fire juggling hoops, fire juggling clubs, fire bull whip, fire rope dart, fire eating, fire snakes, fire fans, fire staff, fire acrobatic yoga, and choreographed partner performances. Fire Circus also specializes in daytime circus entertainment such as Juggling, Stilt Walking, Balloon animals, hoop/juggling workshops/lessons and LED Shows for when fire is not an option

Armed Services: 

Army  Navy Air Force Marines Coast Guard

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