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St. Francis of Assisi Assembly in Port Saint Lucie hosted its annual "Vets at the Mets" baseball outing to raise funds for the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. Knights invited veterans from the VA facility to attend a St. Lucie Mets baseball game and to throw out the first pitch. The assembly also used the game as an opportunity to present the VA with a $2,000 donation.

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McGlorick Assembly in Duluth hosted a bingo tournament and barbecue for residents at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay. Sir Knights and their wives escorted residents to and from bingo and helped them with their cards. Knights also prepared a lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs.

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Triad Assembly in Forsyth County hosted seven veterans and three staff members from the W. G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury for an outing to a Winston-Salem Dash baseball game. Knights presented an honor guard during the national anthem, and one of the guests, a 90-year-old World War II veteran, threw out the first pitch.

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After a 41-year hiatus, the USO returned to Portland with a new lounge at the Portland International Airport. In order to help refurbish the lounge prior to its opening, Msgr. Edward J. Flanagan Assembly in Gresham hosted two benefit events that raised $5,000 for renovations.

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St. John Vianney Council 7525 in South Burlington served lunch to members of both the Vermont Air and Army National Guard. As part of a Vermont Air Guard open house weekend, more than 840 guard members from the 158th Fighter Wing Command and their families were present for the festivities. Council volunteers served hamburgers, hot dogs and other summer grill fare for those at the base open house.

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When the choir and drama camp at St. James the Greater Church decided to put on a World War II-era USO show to raise money for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, students enlisted the aid of Pope John Paul II Assembly in Charles Town to cook a meal for the dinner theater portion of the event. Knights prepared supper for all those in attendance and donated funds to the students to help them meet their fundraising goal.

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