World's First "Soldiers' Sanctuary" Email This Story Print This Story

A North Carolina county has declared itself a "Soldiers' Sanctuary," and enlisted a citizen "Army's Army" to defend. On September 5, in a statement of support for the nation's military men and women, Cumberland County, N.C. will declare itself the "World's First Sanctuary for Soldiers and Their Families," with major roads entering the county marked by official blue and white "Sanctuary" signage. Within the Sanctuary, soldiers will be eligible for local services ranging from free child care to job placement for soldiers' spouses. A public proclamation will be made by U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes at a "groundbreaking" ceremony at the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Armory and Museum in Downtown Fayetteville.

With so many Americans wanting and willing to go back to the 60's and vilifying and disrespecting soldiers as they return from the middle east, Cumberland County, N.C. is a reminder that people still care. With several cities in the U.S. declaring themselves sanctuary cities for illegal aliens, it is great to see a whole county declare itself a "Soldiers' Sanctuary." Hopefully this will spark an outbreak of "Soldiers' Sanctuaries" across the U.S. Maybe there should be a contest for the most patriotic cit in the U.S. What Do you think?

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posted at 14:17:45 on 09/05/08 - Category: Army

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emma wrote:

are you aficaley a soilder when you get handed your certifcate??
Posted on 09/07/08 11:09:36

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