North Carolina Field of Honor Opens

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.

It was part of the annual display in the North Carolina Field of Honor.

The display is located at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum.

An official kickoff to the summer display takes place Saturday at 11 a.m. Fort Bragg and Fayetteville city leaders will note the sacrifice of our local heroes.

Flags may be purchased for $25 at ASOM or online. Proceeds benefit the museum's foundation.

ARTILLERY TRAINING AT FORT BRAGG

Marine artillery training on Fort Bragg continues through Tuesday. The bi-annual training brings Camp Lejeune troops to the post, which has the terrain to prepare Marines for combat overseas.

Military officials ask for the public's patience during the very loud, and house-shaking training, as they call it "the sound of freedom."

Peak hours are 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY

An Apex-based non-profit is honoring national Military Spouse Appreciation Day.  "Support Military Spouses" teamed up with Wal-Mart to surprise more than 2,000 local spouses Friday at the Cross Creek Mall parking lot.  Spouses received shoeboxes full of treats from jewelry to manicure sets, coupons and helpful local resources.  

"A few years back I think a lot of military spouses really didn't get appreciated for what we do--mostly being a single parent for the most part during deployments," said Fort Bragg spouse, Mia Gibbs. "So it's really nice what they're doing. We're really appreciative."

The non-profit teams up with McDonald's next week to take the event to Goldsboro. You can register at supportmilitaryspouses.org.

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