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Please see individual jurisdictions for reports related to Memorial Day.

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Yavapai Council 1032 and Bishop Francis J. Green Assembly, both in Prescott, donated 10 wheelchairs and anti-tip devices to the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System in Prescott. The donation was part of a statewide donation that saw 100 wheelchairs donated to veterans at VA centers across Arizona.

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Sacred Heart Council 5780 in Madison collected personal items and more than $2,000 in donations to ship care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas. Knights assembled more than 90 boxes of toiletries, socks and snacks for military personnel in Afghanistan as part of an initiative called "Operation Soldier."

Georgia Back to Top

Father Charles J. Watters Assembly in Dunwoody and Father Joseph T. O'Callahan Assembly in John's Creek joined forces to honor living Korean War veterans from the assemblies' four member councils. The assemblies located 36 such veterans, and 29 were able to attend a special appreciation dinner for 160 diners and Korean Consul General He Beom Kim. Sir Knights in regalia escorted each veteran separately into the dinner, which also featured a multimedia slideshow and several guest speakers. Gifts for veterans included a Korean War documentary film on DVD.

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Phil Kelley Council 6878 in Humble hosted a clay shooting sports tournament to raise funds for wounded veterans. The competition, which invited participants to shoot at flying clay targets, raised more than $7,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Virginia Back to Top

Immediate Past State Deputy Anthony D. Fortunato of Virginia presents a check for $10,000 to Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, to support Catholic vocations for the U.S. Military. Funds for the donation were collected from K of C members and units over the past year and go above the Supreme Council's million-dollar Father McGivney Military Chaplain Scholarship. (Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA)

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Our Lady of Holy Hill Assembly in West Bend provided an honor guard for veterans who were departing for an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C.

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