Healing Vets Weekend
Healing Vets Weekend and Ride for Rose Haven: Supporting Women Veterans
In 2018 we at Pamlico Rose wanted to bring Veterans in eastern North Carolina together in an event that promoted healing and a sense of community. We also felt that at the same time, we could raise awareness of issues affecting Veterans to Veterans and non-veterans alike. We chose a weekend in May and called it Healing Vets Weekend. The featured events and activities reinforced our goals and were also important in the healing process: an art exhibit, talks that spoke to issues of healing in Veterans, yoga, a bike ride with three different rides, and an outreach fair that provided Veteran Service Organizations a chance to reach directly to Veterans. That weekend unfolded in Washington, NC at the Historic Turnage Theatre, at the scenic waterfront Festival Park and in bike routes through the scenic Inner Banks of North Carolina. In 2019, we added food and a concert. In 2020, we aim to make it bigger and better, reaching more Veterans and the communities where they live, in eastern North Carolina and beyond while adding more to the weekend to make it family-friendly. The weekend of May 1st and 2nd, 2020 literally has something for everyone to enjoy while supporting our healing Veterans. Please make a note of the 2020 Healing Vets Weekend and we hope to see you there! Brief description on HVW – May 1st and 2nd, Friday Night Veteran art exhibit and Vet talks will be hosted by the Historic Turnage theater. Saturday Morning will kick off with yoga, then the Ride for Rose Haven Bicycle and Motorcycle Ride with a fun bike ride for parents and kids. The Rose Haven Spring Festival in Festival park starts at 10, including Veteran Outreach Fair, artisans, vendors, Food Trucks, and a benefit concert.