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On May 5, 2018, a planeload of area veterans will proudly wear a commemorative hat naming and claiming him or her as an honored guest on the 2018 Coastal Georgia Honor Flight to Washington, DC.-- a keepsake of "one of the best days of their lives." Read more

With a smile that lights up the room, Sadie “Kashey” Odum beams enthusiasm and support for Coastal Georgia Honor Flight. The 94-year old Navy veteran shares her experience and why she thinks it's important for veterans to make this trip. Read more

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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) Read more

People & Places

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

People & Places

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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. Read more

People & Places

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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

People & Places

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. Read more

People & Places

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. Read 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. Read more

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