• Purple Heart Dinner Planned to Honor Veterans Wounded in War

    For almost a decade, a group of veterans has been traveling North Carolina to honor men and women who have spilled blood, lost limbs and have been otherwise injured for their country. The group, the Purple Heart Foundation of North Carolina, has hosted dinners in Asheville, Charlotte, Goldsboro, New Bern, Wake Forest, Winston-Salem and Wilmington. […]
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  • VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945

    VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 from Richard Sullivan on Vimeo.
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  • Fayetteville honors fallen service members

    FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) — On what is characterized as the most solemn day of the year, Downtown Fayetteville served as the center of Memorial Day observances in Cumberland County, honoring those who have fallen in military service. A service in Freedom Memorial Park featured a wreath-laying and moment of silence for the thousands of service members […]
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  • Fayetteville, other communities remember fallen service members on Memorial Day

    Hundreds of people across the Cape Fear region paused Monday to thank thousands who gave their lives in military service during Memorial Day events. The largest took place at Freedom Memorial Park in downtown Fayetteville, where Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith told a sun-splashed crowd that “your presence here today speaks volumes. “Your remembrance of those […]
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  • Explore nature

    Directory of local parks with trails, facilities and other amenities. For more information on the parks and their programs, go to fcpr.us. Arnette Park: 2165 Old Wilmington Road. Picnic areas, playgrounds, trails, tennis courts, horseshoes, sand volleyball court, ball fields and disc golf. Haunted hayrides in October and Christmas in the Park in December. 433-1547 […]
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  • Bill Kirby Jr.: Freedom Memorial Park missing monument, veteran Don Talbot says

    Don Talbot was gazing over Freedom Memorial Park, and pointing to that vacant area where he hopes to one day see a Global War on Terrorism monument. It will cost about $25,000, he was saying, and so far there have been no takers. “Not a day goes by that we are bombarded with news regarding […]
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  • Feel awestruck in Army’s Airborne & Special Operations Museum

    By Steve Palisin spalisin@thesunnews.com A striking museum in downtown Fayetteville – an easy escape only about two hours’ drive from Myrtle Beach – will leave a special, humbling impression in every visitor. The U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Blvd., at Hay Street, takes guests on journeys that specialty soldiers have taken […]
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