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 Center sponsored the WWI 100 YEARS DINNER honoring veterans of all wars at the Capri Restaurant, 6225 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh. Festivities included a reception followed by a gourmet dinner and a World War I themed program featuring period music and displays. The keynote speech was delivered by MG (Ret) David L. Grange, former Commandeer, 1st Infantry Division, US Army.
“This is a very special evening,” said John Turner, VLC Executive Director. “We are remembering the veterans of a bygone war, many of whom faced challenges similar to those being experienced right now by veterans of 21st Century wars, the people our organization is pledged to serve.”
VLC is in the process of building the Veterans Life Center in Butner, NC, a residential facility which will coordinate therapeutic, counseling and educational services designed to enable 21st century veterans who are having trouble reintegrating into civil society to make a successful and personally satisfying life.
Corporate sponsors of the event included Wells Fargo, Smith Anderson Law Firm, US Falcon, Kane Realty Company, the Kim & Fielding Miller Foundation and the Frank Floyd Family Foundation Inc. VLC wishes to thank these fine organizations for their support.