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Carteret County Veterans In NC – Parade, Memorial, Support Services, Events

Carteret County veterans information in NC relating to support services, memorial events, the Morehead City parade, and other data in local communities near Beaufort, Newport, Atlantic Beach and other locations.

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VA Clinic
5420 US-70, Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 240-2349

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County Veteran’s Services Office (VSO)
3710-B John Platt Drive
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 728-8440
Director: Brenda DuBose

Coast Guard Marine Corps Army Navy

This office helps with submitting disability benefits and pensions, obtaining health care, applying for home loans and educational benefits.

Additionally, this office works with local government and commissioners on various boards related to military affairs, safety and wellness, and the aging council.

Officials with this office estimates that over 9000+ veterans call the county home.

Carteret County Veterans Council

Located in the same building as the services office and works to promote, develop, and coordinate veterans events such as the annual parade and Memorial Day ceremony. This council also maintains relationships with local heroes who require assistance with socialization, education, exercise, promoting healthy family relations, and dealing with medical and psychological concerns.


NEWS: The 2020 Carteret County Veterans Day Parade is cancelled because of ongoing concerns related to the Coronavirus and will be held virtually.

This annual event on Veterans Day is one of the largest (if not the largest) in NC with over 2000 participants and upward of 5000 citizens coming out to support our local heroes and their service to America within the Marine Corps, Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserves.

This parade starts near 18th St and Arendell and continues in to downtown and is a much celebrated event in the county.

Additionally, there is a considerable presence of military officials from Cherry Point, local Coast Guard installations, and Camp Lejeune representing those institutions at the Morehead parade.

Other than this parade and Memorial Day events in local county communities, please use the comment form below to tell us about other events locally.


If you served in any branch of the military, or served during war time in a foreign country, please use the comment form below to tell us what branch you served in, what years, rank, and achievements so that our organization and readers can learn more about you.


December 4, 2019: Local government announced the “Veterans Stand Down” for December 4, 2019 from 9 am till 2 pm. Bring proof of status. Services offered: blood pressure screenings, food, clothing, employment counseling, shoes, community resources, fellowship, free haircuts, financial services, and VA disability claims. Registration starts at 8 am. This event will take place at the Crystal Coast Civic Center.

(August 2019) Carteret County officials have announced that Brenda DuBose will be the new veterans services director starting September 3, 2019.

Mrs. DuBose will replace outgoing director Col. Hank Gotard who retired after 24 years of service to veterans and their families.

Mrs. DuBose is a U.S. Air Force veteran with a masters degree in human relations and is actively involved in associations dedicated to helping veterans.

We want to take this opportunity to thank Col. Hank Gotard for his service to both his country and county heroes.


What events and noted information did we miss in the communities of Newport, Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Harkers Island, and Emerald Isle as it relates to county veterans?


Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

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