***CANCELLED*** Salute to Veterans - Drive-In/Cruise-In Breakfast

When: 11/9/2021 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Charlotte Motor Speedway
5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027

Carolinas Freedom Foundation
regrets to inform you that the DRIVE-IN Breakfast at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday, November 9th is CANCELLED.

This does not affect either:
the Salute to Veterans Parade in Uptown Charlotte on Saturday, November 6th or
the Freedom Breakfast at Carmel Country Club on Thursday, November 11th.

The Tuesday November 9th Salute to Veterans Drive-In/Cruise-In Breakfast was poised to be a fantastic event because we were honored to have the only living WWII CMOH recipient, 98-year-old Woody Williams, as our keynote! But Woody took a fall and needs some time to recover.

We know you share in our gratitude that Woody is going to be okay!
We will continue to work with the team at the Woody Williams Foundation to find a time in the near future to engage with Woody.
In the meantime, we wish Woody Godspeed in his recovery!


This year's Salute to Veterans -- Drive-In/Cruise-In Breakfast at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord will be a spectacular celebration where more than 500 veterans, first-responders, sponsors, and guests from the surrounding NC/SC community will safely gather at this LIVE EVENT to honor those who served our country in the Armed Forces. 

As one of three events to usher in Veterans Day, attendees will DRIVE-IN utilizing their personal vehicles to maintain social distance while maximizing attendance and celebration capacity. The event will showcase live components such as Color Guard and National Anthem, a fly-over followed by an On-Track Parade*, a military welcome, and a racing invocation. WWII CMOH recipient Woody Williams will deliver the keynote on his foundation's initiatives for Gold Star Families. Attendees will enjoy a premium boxed breakfast while viewing a special presentation on the big screen. 


Date:  Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Time:  gates open 8:00am, program 9:00am, parade 10:00am

Location:  Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy South, Concord, NC

Parking:  Park&Ride area opens at 7:30am for carpool/convoy coordination; Registered vehicle parking in the Charlotte Motor Speedway infield begins at 8:00am.  

*Classic/Exotic/Beloved Vehicle Owners (CRUISE-IN),
Seize this exclusive CRUISE-IN opportunity at Charlotte Motor Speedway where you'll Drive On-Track while being Broadcast on Big-Screen with Electronic Recording provided post-event. 
Limited CRUISE-IN Slots Available ! 
$30/Driver [Drive On-Track, Big-Screen Broadcast, Electronic Recording] along with $20/Passenger, each will View Program from Exclusive Cruise-In Lot while enjoying a Premium Boxed Breakfast.  Select Ticket Type: Driver from drop-down menu; Add Another Attendee for each Passenger.

drive-in TICKETS on Sale NOW, parking slots are limited! 

Choose your level of support using the following Ticket Types:
Early Bird Drive-In
 -- $50 through 10/31! (individual tickets for regular vehicle attendees)
Corporate Sponsor -- $1000
(signage & program listing; up to 12 attendees/6 vehicles; drive or cruise)
Veteran Sponsor -- $750 (program listing; up to 10 attendees/5 vehicles; drive or cruise)
Youth Scholarship Sponsor -- $500 (program listing; up to 6 attendees/3 vehicles; drive or cruise)
Flags in Classrooms Sponsor -- $250 (program listing; up to 4 attendees/2 vehicles; drive or cruise)
Buy One/Gift Two -- $150 (one ticket for you and two given to veteran/first-responder)
Drive-In -- $75 (individual ticket price beginning 11/1/21)
Donor Contact (I can't attend but would like to make a donation. Please contact me.)

For multiple Early Bird ticket purchases, click on Add Another Attendee and select Early Bird until you've completed your list.
Corporate, Veteran, Youth Scholarship, and Flags in Classrooms Sponsors -- we'll be in touch to collect the individual names for your party.

Patriotic businesses and individuals can participate through special event sponsorships. Direct questions to Susan Yarber at 980-422-3733 or email