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Memorial Day at the Horton Hotel: A Tribute to Our Heroes

As Memorial Day approaches, the Horton Hotel takes a moment to honor and express our deepest gratitude to the brave men and women who have served our country. Their sacrifices ensure the freedoms we enjoy daily, and we are eternally thankful for their dedication and courage. This day is not just a time for remembrance but also a moment to appreciate the enduring spirit of our service members and their families.

To our heroes, both past and present, we extend our heartfelt thanks. Your unwavering commitment and the sacrifices you’ve made inspire us and fill us with pride. On this Memorial Day, the Horton Hotel family stands united in honoring your legacy, ensuring that your bravery is never forgotten.

Memorial Day Weekend Activities in Boone

Boone, with its stunning natural beauty and vibrant community, offers a host of activities to make this Memorial Day weekend unforgettable. Whether you’re a local or visiting, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some highlights of what’s happening in the High Country:

Special Memorial Day Events

  • Memorial Day Ceremony at Boone Mall, Boone: On May 30 at 11 AM, the High Country Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold their 16th Memorial Day Commemoration. The ceremony will feature the Watauga Community Band, a prelude concert at 10:30 AM, the Watauga High School Marine Corps JROTC Color Guard, the Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, Invocation, and remarks honoring those who have served the Nation. Dr. Bricca Sweet, LTC U.S. Army Ret., will be the speaker. The event will also include a flag-folding ceremony and the playing of all service theme songs.
  • Memorial Day Celebration at Tanger Outlets, Blowing Rock: From May 27-30, 10 AM – 5 PM, enjoy four days of sidewalk sales, live entertainment on center stage, a courtyard firepit and games, kids’ chalk art, a hometown hero meet & greet, and Mookie’s Kettle Korn! Entertainment includes Classic Highway (Friday), The King Bees (Saturday), Bryan Osborne and the Ashe Mountain Boys (Sunday), and Surefire Band (Monday), all performing from 12 PM – 3 PM.
  • Memorial Day Celebration at Ashe Arts Center, West Jefferson: On May 28 at 1 PM, join us in honoring veterans with an afternoon of music provided by local musicians. Admission is $10 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the Fishers Houses at Ft. Bragg and Camp LeJeune. Sponsored by the New River Chapter- Military Officers Association of America.

Boone is brimming with activities that celebrate the spirit of Memorial Day, offering both reflection and recreation. We at the Horton Hotel invite you to join us in commemorating this special weekend and making lasting memories with loved ones.

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