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    Bill Carr, 84, chats with media as he begins the check-in process for living at the newly-opened Veterans Home of California-Fresno facility located along California Avenue at Marks Avenue Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. Carr is the first resident for the 300-bed facility which is designed for senior veterans.
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    Building maintenance staff install service branch flags in the entry way at the newly-opened Veterans Home of California-Fresno facility located along California Avenue at Marks Avenue Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. The grand opening event is scheduled for Friday.
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    Bill Carr, 84, right, followed by Elizabeth Clarke, 63, left, are the first two residents at the newly-opened Veterans Home of California-Fresno facility located along California Avenue at Marks Avenue Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Fresno, Calif.
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    Admission coordinator Brandy Fleming, left, walks with Bill Carr, center, and Elizabeth Clarke, right, the first two residents of the newly-opened Veterans Home of California-Fresno facility located along California Avenue at Marks Avenue Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Fresno, Calif.
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    Bill Carr, 84, unpacks in his new room at the newly-opened Veterans Home of California-Fresno facility located along California Avenue at Marks Avenue Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Fresno, Calif.
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    Local media record Bill Carr, 84, leaving his new room at the newly-opened Veterans Home of California-Fresno facility located along California Avenue at Marks Avenue Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Fresno, Calif.
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    Bill Carr, 84, left, is greeted by administrator Roy De La Cerda, right, as he begins the check-in process for living at the newly-opened Veterans Home of California-Fresno facility located along California Avenue at Marks Avenue Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. Carr is the first resident for the 300-bed facility which is designed for senior veterans.
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    Assemblyperson Henry T. Perea, left, is photographed next to Bill Carr, 84, one of the first two new residents for the newly-opened Veterans Home of California-Fresno facility located along California Avenue at Marks Avenue Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Fresno, Calif.
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    The newly-opened Veterans Home of California-Fresno facility located along California Avenue at Marks Avenue is welcoming its first resident Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. The official grand opening is scheduled for Friday.
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    Michael Kaylor (CQ), lead groundskeeper, cleans the sign at the newly-opened Veterans Home of California-Fresno facility located along California Avenue at Marks Avenue Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. The new 300-bed facility, designed for senior veterans, is welcoming it's first resident Thursday.
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