On May 13, U.S. Marine Recon Sergeant (Sgt) Brandon Temple will be honored with a military style key ceremony in a joint effort between Operation: Coming Home and Royal Oaks. Temple will be handed the keys to his new home at 10 am on Saturday in Fuquay-Varina.

Operation: Coming Home is an initiative that provides a new home to wounded military veterans and their families, with this ceremony representing Hero Home 15. Built by Royal Oaks Homes, the house will have features and options designed specifically with the needs of SGT. Temple in mind. Local government officials, members of the home building industry, military personnel, and more will be present. With the weather permitting, SGT. Temple will receive the keys via a parachute jump.

Founded in 2007, Operation: Coming Home has significantly impacted the lives of veterans throughout the Triangle area with the help of local builders, the Homebuilder’s Association, and the US Veterans Corps.

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017,  10:00 – 11:20 a.m., Public is welcome.

Where: 5248 Copain Cove (in community of Sonoma Springs), Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

  • For GPS directions to the entrance of the neighborhood, use 5666-5746 Hilltop Needmore Rd, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526)

From Sonoma Springs:

  • Off Hilltop-Needmore Road, in Fuquay-Varina
  • Near the intersection of Bass Lake, Sunset Lake Drive, and Hilltop-Needmore
  • Follow signage for parking once in Sonoma Springs community

Who:  The ceremony will be led by Royal Oaks Homes, the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA), the US Veterans Corps (USVC).                               

Why: The mission of Operation: Coming Home is to improve and enhance the lives of military service members by giving them the opportunity to own a home. “Hero Homes” are built for severely injured combat veterans who have recently returned home from active duty in the Middle East.  Veterans are selected through an application and interview process.


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