Camp Butner 75th Anniversary Celebration

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Fri., Sep. 22 - Sat., Sep. 23

Camp Butner 75th Anniversary Celebration

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Celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of the nation’s largest WWII training camps, Camp Butner. Opened in 1942, Camp Butner trained over 40,000 troops on a 40,000-acre military training facility. Now, the history of the Camp is incorporated throughout the Town of Butner. 

The event kicks-off on Friday, September 22 at 6:00 pm. The Butner Soldiers Memorial Sports Area, which was the entertainment hub for soldiers, will come to life with a social, dinner and USO-style entertainment. On September 23 at 10 am, view a parade along Central Ave. of vintage and new military vehicles; hear military dignitaries and a Camp Butner Historian reflect upon the Camp’s history, visit reenactment camps, tour historic Camp Butner sites and more. Visit our website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Advertising funded through a grant from the Granville Co. TDA.

Admission: Friday Night Dinner and Social - $25 per ticket / Saturday - free and open to the public

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