WW II vets sought for D-Day commemoration trip

RALEIGH — Operation Omaha is seeking World War II Veterans to take to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., for the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 5 and 6. All transportation, food and lodging will be provided for the veterans and their guardians, and attendees may...

Our veterans need more than a day, they need a career

Guest Editorial by Thomas A. Kennedy America is home to 21.2 million veterans — men and women who were willing to risk their lives for our country. Unfortunately, many of these veterans face a daunting personal battle here at home: finding work. According to the labor department,...
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Half-marathon benefits veterans

WAKE FOREST—The Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8466 received a check from Sharon Casper, of Signature Races, which will go toward its Wounded Warrior Fund and other programs. The money comes from a portion of the proceeds raised by the second annual Hallowed...
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Veterans decompress with paintball

Wake Forest resident holds military simulation games to help with PTSD. By David Allen WAKE FOREST — When soldiers come back from active duty, there aren’t many activities that are both fun and stress-relieving. Enter Ben “Jammin” Thomas. The Youngsville resident is Alpha company...

Hire the nation’s heroes, Oct. 17

WAKE COUNTY — The U.S. Department of the Navy will conduct for the fourth consecutive year a “Hiring The Heroes Career Fair” Oct. 16 at Hilton-Midtown and Oct. 17 in the North Raleigh Hilton from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair is intended to target veterans within the greater Wake...
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