Veterans Life Center Receives Grant from Duke Energy

BUTNER, N.C. June 3, 2019 – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Community Grant to the Veterans Life Center. Currently under construction in Butner, the Veterans Life Center is a residential facility for 21st-century veterans experiencing difficulty reintegrating into civilian life. “We greatly appreciate this generous gift from Duke Energy,” said David L. […]

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Marine Brigadier General (Ret.) Thomas Gorry Named Executive Director Of The Veterans Life Center

RALEIGH, NC, APRIL 29, 2019. Colonel (USA ret.) David Hayden, Chairman of the Board of the Veterans Life Center (VLC), has announced that retired Marine Corps Brigadier General Thomas Gorry has been named Executive Director of the VLC, effective May 1. The Veterans Life Center, currently under construction in Butner, NC, is a residential facility […]

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Turner Receives Coveted D.A.R. Award

VLC Executive Director John Turner receives the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor award from Lisa Wooten, Regent of Asbury Station Chapter DAR and Peggy Troxell, Past Vice President General, NSDAR. On March 28, 2019, VLC Executive Director John Turner received the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor, the highest award […]

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Veterans Life Center Chairman Named Veterans Of Influence Award Winner

RALEIGH, NC, January 17, 2019. Colonel (USA retired) David Hayden, Chairman of the Board of the Veterans Life Center has been named a winner in the inaugural Veterans of Influence Awards sponsored by the Triangle Business Journal. These awards were developed to recognize military veterans for their success in the Triangle business community. It aims […]

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VLC Hosts Celebration of 100th Anniversary of WWI Armistice

Sunday, November 11, 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I in 1918.  That is the event from which the holiday we now celebrate as Veterans Day began. That made this year’s Veterans Day a very special one, and in recognition of the significance of the day the Veterans Life […]

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Ground Broken for Veterans Life Center in Butner: First-of-its-kind Facility to Focus on 21st-Century Military Veterans 

BUTNER, N.C. (Oct. 27, 2017) – Under clear skies on a crisp day in Butner, U.S. Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis led a crowd of hundreds of well-wishers in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Veterans Life Center, a new concept in returning homeless, troubled and at-risk veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to […]

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