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Freedom Tree Honors Commitment To Never Forget (PHOTO GALLERY)

Freedom Tree Honors Commitment To Never Forget (PHOTO GALLERY)

For nearly 50-years, the tall willow oak tree has stood at the south end of Downtown Goldsboro.  Thursday, the Freedom Tree was re-dedicated as part of this week’s activities leading up to NC Freedom Fest.  The tree was planted at the corner of Center and Spruce streets in honor of Air Force Captain Peter Cleary…read more »

Crowds Greet “The Moving Wall” As Traveling Memorial Arrives in Goldsboro (PHOTOS)

Crowds Greet “The Moving Wall” As Traveling Memorial Arrives in Goldsboro (PHOTOS)

It’s a solemn reminder of those service members who did not return from Vietnam.  Wednesday afternoon, hundreds lined Wayne Memorial Drive to welcome “The Moving Wall” as it was escorted to Wayne Community College by a motorcycle procession.  In a speech welcoming “The Moving Wall,” WCC Interim President Dr. Patty Pfeiffer said she hopes residents…read more »

WCC Freshman Wins POW/MIA Remembrance Essay Contest

WCC Freshman Wins POW/MIA Remembrance Essay Contest

Mackinzie Ham was announced as the winner of the 2021 POW/MIA Remembrance Essay Contest as “The Moving Wall” arrived in Goldsboro on Wednesday.  Ham is an 18-year-old freshman at Wayne Community College where she is an Associate in Science major. A Goldsboro resident, she is a graduate of Eastern Wayne High School. She currently works…read more »

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica At WCC On Wednesday

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica At WCC On Wednesday

A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is coming to Goldsboro this week. Chapter 371 of the Air Force Sergeants Association, located at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, is sponsoring a visit by “The Moving Wall” as one of its POW/MIA week activities. It will be located at Wayne Community College and open to the…read more »

Sergeants Association Presents POW/MIA Chair To WCC

Sergeants Association Presents POW/MIA Chair To WCC

Wayne Community College is the new home to a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Chair of Honor. The college was given the chair by Chapter 371 of the Air Force Sergeants Association. The chair is a physical reminder of the American soldiers, classified as Prisoners of War/Missing in Action, who have not come home from…read more »

AFSA To Commemorate POW/MIA Day In Goldsboro

AFSA To Commemorate POW/MIA Day In Goldsboro

In honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day on September 18, 2020, the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Chapter 371 is hosting an inaugural series of commemorative activities to remember our nation’s prisoners of war and those service members who are missing in action. The memorial week will begin with a 12-mile Ruck March on September…read more »

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