Letter From The Publisher

“in the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed: it must be achieved.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

When thinking about quotes on patriotism there are so many that have been stated by our past presidents of the United States of America. Many of us remember the quote from John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Living in the same county as Fort Bragg and Pope Field, our patriotism is very strong, whether you are a native of the county or came here by way of the military. Those that “land” here through other situations notice our pride in our country and our military in a short period of time. We salute our military past, present and future every single day, not just on various holidays. Thank you to all who have served in the military, whether during times of war or times of peace. Several members on both sides of my family have served and I’m proud of their commitment and love for our country.

ARRAY is proud to announce that we won the 2017 Walk the Walk Green Awareness Award from Sustainable Sandhills. We also won in 2016. We work hard to be GREEN at work and at our homes. Our community is very important to us on many levels.

Speaking of being green, be sure to check out Amanda’s project at the Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity Restore located at 3833 Bragg Blvd each month. You can bid on the project and take it home with you, and the money is donated to our local Habitat organization. Team ARRAY is also looking forward to helping with the Habitat 24 Hour Build in July. This is their rain date, but we would love for you to come and join our team. Giving back makes you feel good about yourself, and the community.

We had a blast at the Vision Resources Wing Fling on June 24th although we did end up having to leave early due to the rain, wind and lightening. If possible, contact them to see how you might help, as this large fundraiser of theirs got rained on.

We have several other events that we will be part of in the coming months and are very glad we can help our community. Come join us at these various events.

We have had some great interns this summer and hope some of them will be able to stay on to become a part of Team ARRAY. Thank you to all our interns. You have all been awesome!

We will be making some adjustments, changes, revamping some things to make ARRAY an even better experience for you each month as we near our 4-year milestone. We are partnering with some local businesses and organizations in the area that we think will really help ARRAY grow! We are very excited for the things we are working on for the coming year and hope you like them as much as we think you will! Let us know!

Everyone at ARRAY wishes you a happy and safe Independence Day!

See you around town!

-AnneMarie