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Vietnam Traveling Wall Coming to Morehead City, NC May 26-30, 2017

Vietnam Traveling Wall Coming to Morehead City, NC

May 26-30, 2017

* The Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. During the upcoming Memorial Day weekend 2017. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall® will provide a venue that allows Vietnam War veterans, families, and local residents the ability to see the memorial, attain closure, and learn about the Vietnam War.

* The Otway Burns Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), with presenting sponsor Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, is hosting the memorial at Glad Tidings Church (4621 Country Club Road, Morehead City, NC) Friday, May 26th until Tuesday, May 30th.

* At approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 25th, the memorial and a motorcycle escort will leave the New River Shopping Center in Jacksonville and proceed east on Highway 24. In Morehead City, the escort and memorial will proceed across Highway 70 onto Bridges Street, then turn left on Country Club Road, and enter the Glad Tidings Church property.

* Groups and individual bikers interested in escorting the Wall should contact Cindy Knigge (cdmidgette@aol.com).

* Round-the-clock viewing of the memorial will commence following the opening ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, May 26th until 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30th when the brief closing ceremony will be begin.

* Chapter Regent Linda Phelps says the Otway Burns Chapter is sponsoring the monument in Morehead City, which has a large veteran population, for healing and to allow people the opportunity to visit who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington, D.C.

* For more information, find the event on Facebook “Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Morehead City” or contact Otway Burns Chapter NSDAR Regent Linda Phelps (910- 326-6164 or rphelps@ec.rr.com).

* Tax deductible donations can be made to the Otway Burns Chapter Treasurer and mailed to Dolores Witt, 312 Bonita Road, Cape Carteret, NC 28584.

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Veteran's Day Ceremony at the Boone Mall November 11, 2016

Veteran's Day Ceremony at the Boone Mall

November 11, 2016

* High Country MOAA Chapter President Captain Fred Schmitt, USCG, Ret., shared this message via the NCCOC website:

- "The HCCMOAA extends an invitation to the Council of Chapters to attend the 10th annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 1100, November 11, at the Boone Mall, Boone, NC."

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Vets in the Fight October 10-11, 2016

Vets in the Fight

October 10-11, 2016

* Sandhills Chapter President Polly Flippo shared information from the 3rd Quarterly Meeting that was held in Blowing Rock, NC about an important program that supports veterans from the Veteran Patriots Action Conference.

* Vets In The Fight is providing a robust "Get Out The Vote" educational program led by some of the nation's foremost experts on campaign strategy at the local, county, state, and federal levels at Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College.

* The purpose of this conference is to educate and engage veterans in the current presidential election by providing a forum for speakers to address veterans' and national security issues. Several well known speakers have already committed and both presidential candidates have been invited to attend or send a representative from their campaign to speak at the event.

* The conference is $65 for both days and includes a box lunch.

* VPAC is asking veteran organizations to help publicize the event and encourage attendance. If so inclined, there are also opportunities to sponsor a wounded veteran to attend and to become an event sponsor.

Link: To register or get more information go to:

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Sanford Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony June 29, 2016
Sanford Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Sanford Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

June 29, 2016

* Co-Leaders of the Sanford Satellite of the Sandhills Chapter attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Sanford Community-Based Outpatient Clinic on 29 June 2016. Celebrating this event were many dignitaries and community leaders and members. This CBOC provides Primary Care, Mental Health and Telehealth Services.

* Pictured upper right (L to r): COL (Ret) Jeri Graham, Immediate Past President NCCOC and Sanford Satellite Co-Leader; Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC, 2nd District) Keynote Speaker; Elizabeth Goolsby, USA (Ret) Director, Fayetteville VA Medical Center and Daniel F. Hoffman, FACHE, Director, VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network VISN 6.

* Pictured lower right at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony are VA and Sanford dignitaries as well as Mr. Waddell, Special CBOC Veteran (front center), soon to celebrate his 102nd birthday.

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30th Annual Thomasville Memorial Parade and Ceremony

May 29, 2016

* Started 30 years ago to honor North Carolina's fallen heroes, the Thomasville Memorial Parade and Ceremony is a day long event to reflect on their service and honor their memory.

* Open the below downloadable files to see information on scheduled events and learn how to participate in this annual celebration...

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Carolina Trace Country Club Hosting Military Appreciation Event February 19, 2016

Carolina Trace Country Club Hosting Military Appreciation Event

February 19, 2016

A Military Appreciation Dinner, a tribute to veterans, is being hosted by the Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, NC. Open the downloadable files below to learn more about the event.

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Balloon Fest May 27-30, 2016

Balloon Fest

May 27-30, 2016

Veterans! Check out the below, downloadable WRAL 2016 Balloon Fest flyer about the many exciting and entertaining events at the annual Fuquay-Varina, NC event that includes many veteran related activities.

Link: For more information or to volunteer, click here:

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2016 WRAL FBF Flyer (pdf 1.3 Mb)

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2015 Southeastern Council on Military Education (SECOME) Symposium October 27-29, 2015

2015 Southeastern Council on Military Education (SECOME) Symposium

October 27-29, 2015

Open the below, downloadable file to learn about the 2015 SECOME Symposium, a project of the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and

Substance Abuse Services.

Link: Governor's Working Group on Veterans, Service Members and Their Families

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Pinehurst VGA Golf Championship November 8-11, 2015

Pinehurst VGA Golf Championship

November 8-11, 2015

* Next month, the Pinehurst VGA Golf Championship will be held at Pinehurst, NC.

* American heroes, including 17 Purple Heart recipients, 6 amputees, and over 109 years of combat deployment service won't arrive in tanks or Humvees, but in golf carts, to compete for our nation's first national golf championship for military Veterans.

* Everyone is invited to join in at the 2015 VGA Championship over Veterans Day week.

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NC4Vets Events Listing Resource

NC4Vets Events Listing Resource

* The NC4Vets events listing resource page is a way NCCOC Council and Chapters can list upcoming events.

* Open the resource and follow the instructions to submit activities for veterans in your area.

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Museum of the Marine, Raleigh, NC

August 18, 2015 Fundraiser

* This is a post of an e-mail that was received by COL Jeri Graham, NCCOC President from LtCol David Brown, USMC, Ret. which read, "I need everyone’s help here. Please give your attention to an opportunity to support a fund raiser for the Museum of the Marine in Raleigh, NC on August 18th."

* In support of the effort, please forward this to any potential donor or friend who may know a potential donor. Or, tell them to link and see our fantastic video on our home page of our website..

* To contact LtCol David B. Brown:

- Museum of the Marine

- 919-649-5279

- www.museumofthemarine.org

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North Carolina Council of Chapters Attends Fayetteville Military Affairs Council February 23, 2015

North Carolina Council of Chapters Attends Fayetteville Military Affairs Council

February 23, 2015

* Representatives of the North Carolina Council of Chapters attended the Command Performance Breakfast as part of the Military Affairs Council, Fayetteville Regional Chamber on this date are pictured to the right.

* Click on the photograph to open and read the names of the delegation.

(Other attendees not pictured included Meg Segal and COL Ed Baisden)

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NC Council Attends Legislative Day, Raleigh, NC May 21, 2014
NC Council Attends Legislative Day, Raleigh, NC

NC Council Attends Legislative Day, Raleigh, NC

May 21, 2014

* The North Carolina Council of MOAA attended Legislative Day to represent all NC veterans in spreading the word regarding issues important to our Chapters, our Council and veterans of our state before the NC legislature.

* The photographs to the right, as well as those in the thumbnails, are from the day long event in Raleigh, NC.

Pictured above are members of the Color Guard that presented the colors to open the ceremony.

Pictured below are COL Harley Ellinger, USA DC, Ret., the NC Council 3rd Vice President and Legislative Chair, and COL Jeri Graham, USA NC, Ret., NC Council of Chapters President.

Scroll over the thumbnail pictures to see more photographs of MOAA members and legislators gathered during the day: COL Ed Baisden, USA, Ret. and COL Ellinger are seen during a break.

Also shown is the NC House Chamber where the final event of the day was held as veterans were honored before a legislative session.

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Recruiting for MOAA April 17, 2014

Recruiting for MOAA

April 17, 2014

COL-Ret. Jeri Graham, USA, Council President manned a recruiting table for MOAA at the first NC Women Veteran's Summit and Expo, April 17, 2014 at Joint Force Headquarters, Raleigh.

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