2017 Veterans Standdown:

The 4th Annual Craven County Veterans Stand-down held on Friday September 8, 2017 at the Army Reserve National Guard Armory in New Bern, NC and Saturday September 9, 2017 at the New Beginnings Ministry Campus in Havelock, NC. was a great success. There were 98 veterans, 6 of which were homeless and assisted by 44 service organizations on Friday and 93 veterans, 3 of which were homeless on Saturday with 35 organizations.

This year we not only provided veteran appreciation baskets but also service dog baskets which included gift certificates from Jill’s Pet Resort, Crockett’s Critter care and Pet Sense along with toys and collars.

The Breakfast snack was provided by Elks Lodge No. 764 in New Bern. Lunch consisting of hamburgers and hotdogs was provided by Walmart with cake from Food Lion. The Patriot Guard provided the flags for the event along with the color guard of Marine Corp Detachment and music by Mr. Martin Mitchell. The barbers from Craven Community College were a great hit as always!

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