2018 Salute to Our Veterans

Tuesday, May 15th 2018 (6:00 PM)


The Havelock Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for our 2018 Salute to our Veterans and Military. We will be holding our Dinner on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the beautiful Havelock Tourist and Event Center. This annual event is made possible by the continued support of our community business leaders who recognize the importance of thanking our veterans and active duty service members for the sacrifices made in protecting our great nation. 

Since 2003, the Havelock Chamber of Commerce has received overwhelming support for this amazing display of community recognition and with your help, this year’s celebration promises to be the best one yet. In order to accomplish this, we are providing multiple sponsorship opportunities as outlined in the documents below. We hope that you will join us in making our veterans and active duty service members realize just how much their contributions to our great nation are appreciated. 

This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. There will be a social at 6:00 pm, dinner will be served at 6:30 pm, entertainment will be provided and will conclude with a cake cutting ceremony.  Our Master of Ceremonies,  MajGen Tom Braaten, USMC (Ret) and our 

keynote speaker will be Havelock 

Chief of Police, Mr. Marvin Williams.


Bruce Fortin Executive Director 

Keynote Speaker

Havelock Chief of Police, Mr. Marvin Williams

Born in Arkansas and went to school in Missouri, Williams began his 25-plus year career in law enforcement as a Marine at Cherry Point. He is currently a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserves, awaiting retirement next January. His military service has primarily been with military police work, and during his last tour, he was reserve director for security and emergency services at Camp LeJeune. Chief Williams has a bachelor of arts in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He has completed police leadership development programs such as the Administrative Management Officer Program at N.C. State University.  

Source: Hand, B. (2018, February 09) 

http://www.newbernsj.com/news/20180208/new-havelock-police-chief- marvin-williams-ready-to-begin 

2018 Salute to our Veterans Sponsorship

2018 Salute Sponsor Opportunities (pdf)


2018 Salute Sponsor Application Form (pdf)


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors