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Families of WWI soldiers to accept medals

The Associated Press

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RALEIGH — Nearly 95 years after they earned the recognition, soldiers who served in World War I will be honored for their service.

N.C. Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk will join Rep. Renee Ellmers and members of the General Assembly for a presentation ceremony scheduled for Saturday in the Old House Chamber of the State Capitol. Five families will represent the soldiers who will be honored.

Historical re-enactors wearing World War I-period uniforms and a color guard from Western Harnett High School will also participate.

The presentations are made possible through the work of the Veterans Legacy Foundation, a Harnett County-based non-profit organization that specializes in researching the records of former military members and seeing they receive awards they earned but were never presented.