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Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Lincoln Awards Ten For Serving Veterans

Lincoln Awards and concert honor service to veterans
The Associated Press
By Brett Zongker
January 7, 2015
Nick Jonas performs at the KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at the Staples Center on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. Jonas is joining forces with Jerry Lewis, Gavin DeGraw and other entertainers to honor those who serve and support U.S. veterans and military families with a new award.
(Photo: John Shearer/Invision/AP)
NBC's Brian Williams will host "The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans and the Military Family" at the Kennedy Center. The audience will include about 1,900 veterans and military family members.

WASHINGTON — Nick Jonas is joining forces with Jerry Lewis, Gavin DeGraw and other entertainers Wednesday to honor those who serve and support U.S. veterans and military families with a new award.

Ten individuals and corporations will receive the inaugural Lincoln Awards during a musical special that comes at a time when many service members are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The honorees include Bruce Springsteen for supporting veterans for decades through his music and charity work; Segway inventor and bionic arm creator Dean Kamen for major advances in prosthetics for amputees; Fisher House Foundation CEO Ken Fisher for housing families of hospitalized military personnel and veterans; and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for the company's commitment to hire 100,000 veterans by 2018.
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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Iraq Veteran stabbed stopping robber

Iraq war veteran Shawn Cox stabbed in the neck while trying to stop robber
By: Rochelle Ritchie

PORT ST LUCIE, Fla. -- A Port St. Lucie man and Iraq war veteran is being hailed a hero after trying to help a woman being robbed at knife-point in a store parking lot Tuesday night.

For his efforts, Shawn Cox ended up with a stab wound to the neck. But the two victims are thankful to be alive and are hoping justice is soon served.

Marie Whitely was able to thank the man who came to her rescue.

"I just wanted to come say thank you, I couldn't do it last night I was so overwhelmed," Whitely told him.

This surveillance video shows Whitely loading groceries in her car in the parking lot of Walmart on St. Lucie West Boulevard.

That's when you see a woman sneaking up behind her.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Winn-Dixie and Walmart pull fireworks to honor meaning of Memorial Day

Stores pull fireworks off shelves for Memorial Day
No fireworks sold before Memorial Day following complaints
Troy Moon • • March 2, 2010

Two major shopping chains will not sell fireworks leading up to Memorial Day, in response to area veterans who complained that the companies were commercializing a day meant to honor fallen military members.

Walmart and Winn-Dixie will not sell fireworks at any of its stores throughout the United States until after Memorial Day, May 31.

"Wow, this is a start," said Mike Esmond, 63, a Vietnam veteran from Gulf Breeze who spearheaded a letter-writing campaign to keep fireworks from the stores until after the holiday. "Hopefully, we can keep Memorial Day to what it was intended to be — a solemn day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice."

In November, Walmart agreed to withhold the fireworks at its more than 4,000 U.S. stores until after Memorial Day.

Winn-Dixie decided this month to do the same at its 515 stores across five states.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sheriff: Woman pulls gun on Wal-Mart customers

Sheriff: Woman pulls gun on Wal-Mart customers

By Tom Callis, Peninsula Daily News PORT ANGELES, Wash. - A 37-year-old woman was arrested after the Clallam County Sheriff's Department said she threatened several people with a handgun in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Clallam County Undersheriff Ron Peregrin said Teresa Nadine Dumdie of Port Angeles threatened four other customers with a .22 caliber handgun at 4:54 p.m. Friday outside the store at 3500 E. U.S. Highway 101.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wal-Mart donates $500K to military charities

Wal-Mart donates $500K to military charities

By Karen Jowers - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Dec 16, 2008 17:22:59 EST

Wounded, injured and ill troops warriors and their families are the beneficiaries of more than $500,000 donated by the Wal-Mart Foundation to two national charities:

• Fisher House Foundation received $250,000 and used part of it to send out 1,000 Wal-Mart gift cards worth $100 each to its 42 comfort homes the week of Dec. 8, said Fisher House spokesman Jim Weiskopf. The cards will help families who are spending the holidays at a Fisher House because a loved one is being treated in a nearby military or veterans hospital.

An additional $95,000 is divided up between the Fisher Houses for each manager to use to benefit the residents. The remaining $55,000 will be used to defray costs of the Hero Miles tickets program that enables families to travel to be together using donated frequent flyer miles.
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