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Steve Kendall

Smiles and hugs were the order of the day as 75 local veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam and their 75 guardians flew to Washington, DC, for a day of reflection, remembrance and camaraderie. (Photos by Steve Kendall) more

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Photo courtesy of the Veterans Council of the Golden Isles

Alysia English shares the history of Veterans Day and invites the community to come out to observe the occasion on November 11 on St. Simons Island at the annual ceremony and parade. more

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Duane Harris shares the experiences he and Carol had during a recent cruise in France. They visited Paris, several churches and chateaux, Monet's gardens and grave at Giverny, and their ultimate destination: Normandy. more

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Photos provided by Coastal Georgia Honor Flight

Coastal Georgia Honor Flight once again created a very special day for some local heroes with a trip to Washington D.C. to see the memorials and honor those with whom they served. more

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Julie Andrew

The Rotary Club of St. Simons Island’s annual presentation of the Taps at Twilight Memorial Day event was once again a poignant show of patriotism. Neptune Park was filled with veterans and community members who came out to observe the holiday. more

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Taps at Twilight is a free community event presented annually on Memorial Day by the Rotary Club of St. Simons Island, is a 27 year tradition. This truly inspiring display includes patriotic music and an address by Lt. Gen. Claude "Mick" Kicklighter. more

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Bob Shoreman

When the sun rises on May 6, the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport will be teeming with hundreds of volunteers creating “the best day of their lives” for 95 World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans, as part of the 2017 Coastal Georgia Honor Flight. more

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Jennifer Tacbas

The unconditional love of a pet is invaluable, but to some veterans it can mean the difference between life and death. Companions for Heroes, a non-profit organization founded by a SSI resident recognizes this and helps both pets and vets in need. more

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Tom Purdy shares the inspiring story of Ernie Andrus and his Guinness World Record setting run across the country. This 92 year-old WWII veteran's trek has a mission behind it as well, and hopefully will finish his journey right here on SSI. more

On May 2, forty-five WWII and Korean War veterans accompanied by sixty support personnel traveled to Washington, DC via chartered jet. The Coast’s first-ever Honor Flight was a full day of reflection and celebration. more

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On SSI, veteran Army Ranger Carlos Poysky is quietly taking his passion for our community, the wind and the water, and the brotherhood and camaraderie he experienced in the military and using it to help injured warriors learn, cope, and heal. more

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Leslie Faulkenberry shares some profiles of local World War II veterans and the Honor Flight project here in Coastal Georgia. Now is the time for us to be of service to these men who served our country so well. more

We've compiled a list of some meal specials & deals offered for veterans on Veterans Day by national chains located in our region. Check your nearest locations for participation. more

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