RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) —
Gov. Roy Cooper delivered the 9 millionth meal for Meals on Wheel of Wake County on Wednesday to a ninety nine-yr-previous World Warfare II veteran – a lady who helped break limitations within the army and for civil rights.
“Serving our nation, a veteran, but in addition she got here again and acquired her grasp’s diploma and served in Saint Augustine’s School, she’s a part of the civil rights motion,” Cooper stated. “She is a bit of historical past herself.”
Millie Dunn Veasey joined the army’s first all-black-and-feminine battalion when ladies have been referred to as to service in WWII – serving abroad in France and England when the warfare got here to an in depth.
She additionally broke obstacles for civil rights – organizing for the March on Washington and turning into Wake County’s first feminine president of the NAACP in 1965.
“She all the time does issues from the guts and simply loving, loving the love of individuals,” her niece Elsie Lundy Thompson stated.
Now she’s grateful for all of those that serve her.
“I am very appreciative,” Veasey stated. “Individuals have been very type.
“When I’ve to get a wheelchair, to return and push me someplace, I really feel so helpless,” she added. “It is – Jesus, as a result of I have been strolling, and you understand all these sorts of issues – and now I can not, however individuals are very sort.”
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