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Tech. Sgt Timothy Shockley of the U.S. Air Force presents a folded American flag to Mrs. Lois Clarke during RumbleQuake 2017 on Nov. 11. Clarke’s family, community members and veterans celebrated the memory of Iredell County’s only missing Vietnam veteran, Master Chief Sgt. Fred Lee Clarke, a Troutman native.

TUNNEL TO TOWERS

The Tunnel to Towers run and walk series was created to honor the life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter who lost his life on Sept. 11, 2001.

WHEN: Saturday, 8 a.m.

WHERE: Downtown Statesville-South side of Mitchell Community College, corner of Walnut and Race streets;

WHAT’S THE DEAL? The 5K run or walk event. The proceeds benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. For those who haven’t registered, on-site registration is available beginning at 8 a.m.

RECOGNIZING VETERANS

Music, games and a Key to Escape experience are planned for this Veterans Day celebration.

WHEN: Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Southern Distilling Co., 211 Jennings Road.

WHAT’S THE DEAL? Music by Wendy Wooten from 1-4 p.m. and American Holler from 5-8 p.m. as well as games and a raffle benefiting Purple Heart Homes is planned.

MILITARY TIMELINE

Fort Dobbs will be the site of a living history event.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road.

WHAT’S THE DEAL? Visit with soldiers and support personnel from hundreds of years of North Carolina history. The experiences of veterans of the Revolution, Civil War, World Wars and other conflicts will be shared through living history displays and weapons firing demonstrations. Admission is $2 with children under 5 admitted free. Visit www.fortdobbs.org for more information.

RUMBLE QUAKE

The Uncle Sam’s Memorial Tribute display will be in place all weekend, honoring North Carolina veterans.

WHEN: Saturday through Monday,

WHERE: 800 Bailey Farm Road, Statesville

WHAT’S THE DEAL? The North Carolina Moving Wall listing all North Carolina Vietnam War casualties, photos of War memorial Monuments, a virtual tour of the Vietnam Wall and a special tribute honoring the Tuskegee Airmen are all part of this free event.

SPAGHETTI DINNER/PANCAKE JAMBOREE

Statesville Masonic Lodge No. 27 is hosting a spaghetti dinner.

WHEN: Friday, 5-7:30 p.m. for the spaghetti dinner; Saturday, 7-10 a.m. for the pancake jamboree.

WHERE: Statesville Masonic Lodge, 302 E. Front St.

WHAT’S THE DEAL? The proceeds from the spaghetti dinner will benefit the Iredell County Veteran’s Heroes House. Spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert are available for a donation. The pancake jamboree will benefit the Masonic Charities of NC. The cost is $6 for all-you-can-eat and children 5 and younger who are accompanied by a paying adult eat free.

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