North Carolina National Guardsman Army Sgt. Maj. Matthew Battle welcomes an audience of soldiers, airmen and civilian staff at the N.C. Guard's Joint Force headquarters here, Feb. 27. Battle introduced motivational speaker retired Army Lt. Col. Terrance A. Garrick, Eugene Weeks, the mayor pro-tem of Raleigh who acted as host, and Ashley Mills, Miss North Carolina USA 2013. The event was to celebrate Black History Month, sponsored by the USO of North Carolina. Garrick delivered a speech, blended with rhyme, rhythm, humor, and passion, all with patriotism and purpose. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Robert Jordan, North Carolina National Guard)
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