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Erika Kennedy Wins District Teacher of the Year (K-5)

District 6 Commander Ken Sellers announced the District 6 winners for Teacher of the Year today. Mebane Post 1920 sponsored the district Teacher of the Year for grades K-5. It was is Erika Kennedy of Altamahaw-Ossippee Elementary School, Elon.

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Elree Smith Speaks in Mebane

Hundreds joined in celebrating Veterans Day in Mebane, NC, at the Veterans Memorial Garden. The local veterans are very proud of this garden as they helped make it possible. It is a lovely setting on the site of a former gas station. It looks sharp every day of the year, but on Veterans Day it comes to life with children, veterans, and the town of Mebane.

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Mebane Remembers Vets

Burlington Times reported on the extensive celebration of veterans at the Veterans Memorial Garden. “A large crowd gathered at the Veterans Memorial Garden in downtown Mebane to show their appreciation for veterans from all branches of military service. Currently, 11,428 veterans are living in Alamance County …

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Veterans Day Event Set

We honor veterans and that is why we helped build the Veterans Garden in Mebane, NC. It was formerly the site of a gas station on our town’s main street. It is now a beautiful garden that honors veterans.

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Cross of Malta – This is VFW America!

“Pro Deo Pro Patri,” written on the ribbon means, “For God and For Country.” History shows that the Cross of Malta, the emblem of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, is 1,000 years old. Nearly ten centuries…

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Patriotic Arts Contest Winners Announced

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1920, Mebane, has just announced the local winners of the American Creative Patriotic Arts Contest.

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Master Chief Glenn Klutz Passes

Marvin Glenn Klutz of Mebane Post 1920 passed away at the age of 79. Glenn was a 40-year Navy man and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer, the then highest enlisted rank in the Navy.

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“Awe Peanuts”

Sounds small, but do you know money from the non-profit fund raiser brings in is used to help and support veterans and their families. The VFW Mebane Post 1920, Peanut Program is very active in the Mebane Community. Our members have…

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Teacher Thanks Veterans for Honor

To the Editor, Mebane Enterprise, 23 January 2013 Ed. I would like to offer a sincere thank you to all the members of the Veterans’ of Foreign Wars VFW post 1920 and to all to all the VFW Ladies Auxiliary….

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VA Posts Online List of Ships Associated with Presumptive Agent Orange Exposure;

Veterans who served aboard U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships operating in the waters of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, may be eligible to receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation for medical conditions associated…

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VFW National Home

The VFW National Home for Children serves as a living memorial to America’s veterans by helping our nation’s veteran and military families. Since its founding in 1925, the VFW National Home for Children has grown from an oldframe farm house…

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Pictures from the Mebane Christmas Parade

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Mebane 2012 Christmas Parade

The 2012 Mebane Christmas Parade was a very tremendous success. The weather was not accommodating. It was an on-and-off drizzle most of the evening. The Humvee we requisitioned from the NC Carolina National Guard, (actually we borrowed it, but requisitioned…

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Letter to the Times News

To: Letter to the Editor – The Times News 15 November 2012 From: David Fannon Subject: Mebane Veterans Day Ceremony On November 11, 2012 the ONLY ceremony of appreciation for veterans was held in Mebane. The Lord blessed us with…

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Veterans Day Ceremony Thank You Note

Subj:Veterans Day Ceremony 2012 Greetings to you all, It is my pleasure to tell you that we have received over whelming news and remarks from everyone, that, veterans were honored and felt at home in the City of Mebane, November…

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Mebane Honors Veterans

Her son Jacob’s hand in hers, Julie Emmons stooped over the engraved pavers inside Mebane’s Veterans Garden on Sunday., Each paver brick contains a veteran’s name, branch of service, the war they served in and the medals they received. There are hundreds of names included in the garden.

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Veterans Garden on Veterans Day

A 20 by 30 foot flag flying high above the Veteran’s Garden located on Center and Third streets stood as a visual reminder of the service of veterans. From a crane above a Mebane Fire Department truck, Old Glory never touched the ground, in part, due to the skilled hands of four local veterans.

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Through the Eyes of a Child

Veterans sacrifice their lives and give us hope and freedom. They are brave. They leave their families and they are confident. They save our lives and they fight for us so we don’t have to sacrifice our lives. They are…

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Take a Vet to School Day!

Early on Veterans Day, several veterans from the Mebane area, including Bill Hawkes, Leslie Ruschka, and Ken Sellers, visited with students at Efland-Cheeks Elementary near Hillsborough.

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Suicides Outpace War Deaths

Suicides among active duty military personnel have shot up this year. For the first time, it has surpassed the number of troops dying in battle. At the current rate, the numbers could set a new all-time high since the wars…

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