The Lumbee Tribe’s Veteran Affairs Office held its annual “Veterans Helping Veterans” Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 7.
More than 250 veterans packed the gym at the Pembroke Boys & Girls Club to hear various speakers during the program.
There were representatives from the Fayetteville Veterans Center, VA Rural Health and the Pembroke CBOC office.
Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks gave welcoming remarks.
“We are here to honor you for what you did for this great nation,” Brooks said. “It was your sacrifice that enables us to still enjoy the freedoms we have today. “
Several Tribal Council members, and local and state representatives, including state Reps. Charles Graham, Garland Pierce and Jane Smith, also attended the event.