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On November 12, 1903, the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association appointed a committee to investigate and report on the various claims made about North Carolina’s involvement in the Civil War.

Each November 11, Americans celebrate Veterans Day, which was once called Armistice Day. The date marks the end of World War I, fought by America in 1917 and 1918.

On May 23, 1987, the North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on the grounds of the State Capitol in Raleigh. Entitled “After the Firefight,” the memorial honors the more than 206,000 men and women of the state who served in the Vietnam War.

On February 14, 1891, the North Carolina Confederate Soldiers’ Home was established by an act of the General Assembly.

Late last month Sec. Susan Kluttz joined Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and local officials aboard the Battleship North Carolina to honor veterans for Memorial Day. The day’s activities included in memoriam remarks from Rear Admiral Steven H.