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Father Vincent R. Capodanno Assembly in Georgetown hosted a veterans dinner-dance to celebrate local wounded warriors and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. More than 170 guests attended the event, which recognized several honorees from World War II to present-day conflicts.

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Obispo Agustin Aleido Roman Assembly in Miami sold U.S. flags and patriotic t-shirts to benefit wounded veterans. Knights raised $520 for members of the armed forces who were harmed in the line of duty.

St. Thomas Aquinas Council 11497 in New Port Richey donated $500 to and volunteered for three days at the Pasco County Stand Down event. The annual program helps homeless and at-risk veterans locate housing, jobs, healthcare and other benefits.

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Members of Padre Marco D'Aviano Council 14538 at Aviano Air Base in Italy joined community volunteers to help restore a 102-year-old chapel that is operated by Air Force chaplains across from the base. Knights helped sand the chapel doors, clean and polish pews, restore the floor, and clean the grounds. With the restored worship space, chaplains will have more time to prepare for services and host more services overall.

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Lexington Council 293 in Brooklyn presented two wheelchairs to the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System.

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The Rhode Island State Council co-sponsored a fundraiser with Okinawa Temple Karate Studio in Smithfield to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The day included demonstrations from studio members and students, as well as basic instruction in self-defense. The event raised $2,500 to support wounded veterans.

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Volunteers from Father Edwin F. Kelley Assembly in Woodbridge and Father Edward L. Richardson Assembly in Prince William County clean the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. About 50 Knights and their families traveled from northern Virginia to undertake the project, cleaning the memorial's wall, walkway and statues.

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