So much of the Outer Banks culture has been built on our community’s relationship with those who serve. To celebrate the history and culture, the 6th annual Outer Banks Veterans Week will be held November 1-11, 2018. OBX Veterans Week is an annual event celebrating Veterans and their families through the arts.​ Veterans Week kicks off on November 1 at 6 p.m. in Downtown Manteo, Hosted by The Town of Manteo.


Outer Banks Veterans Week hosts numerous Veteran celebrations from Corolla to Hatteras and everywhere in between. This project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. This project is also supported in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Dare County Veterans Advisory Council, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10950. Sassagrass, an Eclectic Acoustic Bluegrass, will be live Friday, November 10 at Pamlico Jack's. The show starts at 9 p.m. is free to the public and hosted by the Outer Banks Marathon and Dare County Arts Council.


The Outer Banks Veterans Writing Project will return to the Outer Banks for its 6th Anniversary November 10 and 11, 2018. The free, two-day writing workshop, will be held at UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese. Beginner and experienced writers are invited to participate in this special workshop that is being led by founder and director of the National Veterans Writing Project Ron Capps.​ Dare County Arts Council encourages all former and current service men and women and members of their families in North Carolina, Virginia and surrounding areas to sign up for the writing workshop, which will accommodate up to 25 participants.


Learn more about the history that surrounds the Outer Banks. The Lifesaving Service surfmen at Kill Devil Hills were instrumental in assisting the Wright Brothers with their experiments; Army Brigadier General Billy Mitchell conducted strategic air power demonstrations sinking battleships off Hatteras in 1923; and the Navy, Coast Guard and Civil Air Patrol all protected Outer Banks shores and defended Allied shipping lanes from submarine attacks during World War II. 


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