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Camp Butner 75th Anniversary celebration

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Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of one of the Nation’s largest WWII training camps in North Carolina, Camp Butner on Sept. 22 & 23. 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 will come to life with a social, dinner & USO style entertainment. ($25/ticket) On September 23 at 10 AM, view a parade along Central Ave, hear Military Dignitaries and a Camp Butner Historian reflect upon the Camp’s history, visit reenactment camps, tour historic Camp Butner sites and more. Saturday’s events are free and open to the public. Visit butnernc.org/eventsfor details and tickets or call 919-575-3032.

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