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NC: Model State for Military Voting

Grier Martin was recently featured in a Public News Service broadcast on military voting in North Carolina.  The broadcast highlighted recent legislation that has made it easier for deployed servicemembers to cast a ballot.  Rep. Martin’s HB614, awaiting signature by the Governor, will build upon the significant improvements made in S.L. 2009-537, based on language [...]
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82nd Airborne Chorus Peforms at General Assembly

The 82nd Airborne Division’s All-American Chorus performed at the General Assembly Wednesday.  The Chorus is made up entirely of paratroopers, most of whom are combat veterans and all of whom are talented singers.  The Chorus performed the traditional airborne song “Blood on the Risers,” “Carolina In My Mind”, and a medley of the songs of [...]
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Memorial Day at The Heritage of Raleigh

Grier spoke at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at The Heritage of Raleigh. The ceremony included patriotic music and speeches from Heritage residents who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Grier spoke of his experiences in Afghanistan and of the important example set by earlier generations of veterans. The Heritage of Raleigh is a senior living community located off of Falls of the Neuse Road.
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Serving our Homeless Veterans

Raleigh-area homeless veterans had a chance to get healthcare, food, showers and info on VA benefits, job training, housing and other services at the annual Veterans Stand Down yesterday. The Stand Down commenced with a brief ceremony where Rep. Grier Martin, an Afghanistan veteran, was the keynote speaker. Rep. Martin noted that when every veteran took their oath of enlistment, they took on an obligation to our nation. At the same time, however, our nation took on an obligation to that veteran. Ending homelessness amongst veterans is a way to fulfill that obligation. Rep. Martin is the sponsor of HB1573, which would help the state, and federal governments deliver services to homeless veterans.
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Wake CART meets with Rep. Martin

Members of Wake CART met with Rep. Grier Martin to discuss ways to help our military and their families in Wake County. Wake CART (Community Area Resource Team) is, according to its website, a “voluntary military and civilian cooperative partnership organized to provide multi-service networking for support and assistance to ensure total-force family readiness for [...]
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Veterans Day 2009

Rep. Martin attended several Veterans Day events recently. On Veterans Day, he was the keynote speaker at a ceremony held by the Student Veterans of America at N.C. State University. Rep. Martin encouraged his fellow veterans to listen to Shakespeare’s Henry V and “remember with advantages” the things they have done in service of America. [...]
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Brain Injury Association names Martin “Our Hero”

The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina presented Rep. Grier Martin with its “Our Hero” award at its annual reception Thursday. The Association honored Grier and Rep. Verla Insko for their successful work on legislation to provide greater care for victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and to improve standards for faclities that treat brain [...]
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Martin receives Charles Dick Medal of Merit from National Guard Association

On June 9th, Rep. Grier Martin was awarded the Charles Dick Medal of Merit from the National Guard Association of the United States for his support of the men and women of the National Guard and their families. According to the National Guard Association of the United States: “The Charles Dick Medal of Merit was [...]
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Martin attends Guard mobilization ceremony

The NC National Guard held a mobilization ceremony in Raleigh today for the 449th Theater Aviation Brigade. The 449th has been called to active duty and is expected to deploy to Iraq, according to the Guard. Rep. Martin was honored to attend the ceremony. “I hope the women and men of the 449th know that [...]
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Vote in Honor of a Veteran

The North Carolina Board of Elections has created a “Vote in Honor of a Veteran” program to allow NC voters to pay tribute to the women and men who have served in our Nation’s armed forces. If you sign up by October 15, you will receive a button with the name of your veteran that [...]
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