2022 Salute to the Vets

On May 10, 2022, the Havelock Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual "Salute to the Vets" event at the Havelock Tourist & Event Center.

The Havelock Chamber’s Salute to the Vets event is an opportunity for the greater Havelock community to celebrate and honor the legacy, camaraderie, bravery, and excellence of our local veterans and active-duty service members. “This dinner presents a chance to thank veterans and active-duty folks and have fun at the same time," said Maj. Gen. Thomas A. Braaten, USMC retired. Braaten delighted everyone as the evening's Master of Ceremonies.

Maj. Gen Tom Braaten (USMC Retired) and LtGen Walter Gaskin (USMC Retired) Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

Along with Maj. Gen. Braaten, USMC retired, guests heard from LtGen Walter Gaskin, USMC Retired, Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and the 2d MAW Marine Corps Brass Quintet. The event included a plated dinner from Strange & Sons, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, and a stirring cake-cutting ceremony.

The oldest and youngest service members cutting the cake

Thank you to our title sponsor, CarolinaEast Health System. We greatly appreciate every business and individual who sponsored, donated to, or volunteered for the Salute to the Vets. Without your partnership and contribution, this event would not have been possible. (To see a comprehensive list of our sponsors visit our Facebook page: @havelock.chamber).

Havelock City Manager, Chris McGee, serving cake to the Veterans & Active-Duty service members.

These beautiful pictures were taken by one of our event sponsors, Bluefin Artistry, who donated her time and talent to our event. To view and download more of the event photos visit: https://www.bluefinartistry.com/community-events

Finally, thank you to the many volunteers who gave your time, energy, and resources to make this event possible! Without you, our 2022 Salute to the Vets would not have been a success!


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