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Vets Walking Across the Country Plan to Arrive in D.C. on Veterans Day

Vets Walking Across the Country Plan to Arrive in D.C. on Veterans Day

A group of vets who began a cross-country walk in June to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide among veterans is set to reach its destination on Veterans Day.  The vets who make up Walk of Life left Santa Monica, California, on June 16 with a plan to make it to Washington, D.C.,… Read More »

Huntington, WV 9/11 Memorial to Open on Patriot Day, 2017

Huntington, WV 9/11 Memorial to Open on Patriot Day, 2017

Following enactment of bipartisan legislation in the winter of 2001, the first Patriot Day was observed on September 11, 2002. Then with passage of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009, the president has each year proclaimed September 11 to be Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. The exercises of… Read More »

La Jolla Workshop Nurtures Veteran Playwrights

UC San Diego MFA candidates work with veterans in the playwriting workshop.

Reporting recently for Southern California Public Radio, Hannah Harris Green visited a theater workshop at the famed La Jolla Playhouse outside San Diego, where veterans come together to write stage projects. Iraq War veteran and playwright Maurice DeCaul began the workshop and others around the country with a grant from the Theater Communications Group. When… Read More »

Fun Facts for the Fourth of July

Fun Facts for the Fourth of July

When Independence Day rolls around, it’s important to take a little time, before the barbeque and the fireworks, to reflect on our nation’s founding and the principles that make this country unique. What began in the 1770s as an economic revolt over the “tyranny” of “taxation without representation” morphed into a sacred struggle to establish… Read More »

On the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Inspiring Veterans Make Us Pause to Remember

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

  It was 75 years ago today that a Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor plunged our nation into World War II. At 7:55 a.m. local time on that fateful day, the two-hour assault began. When it was over, more than 2,400 military personnel and civilians had lost their lives, more… Read More »

Observing Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

Vector poster of National day of remembrance.

Shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush signed into law U.S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 71, which designated each subsequent September 11 as Patriot Day. This resolution went into the books as Public Law 107-89. The protocol for observing Patriot Day then included flying the American flag at… Read More »

Paddlers Wanted for VA Vigilante PaddleFit Challenge

Homeless Veterans

If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to show your support for local veterans in need, the VA Vigilante PaddleFit Challenge is for you. The event, scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Wrightsville Beach, was founded to raise funds for homeless and disabled veterans in North Carolina. All proceeds go directly to agencies… Read More »

May Is National Military Appreciation Month


In 1999, Congress passed legislation sponsored by Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, and Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-CA, declaring May as National Military Appreciation Month. Each year, the president issues a proclamation to remind Americans of the vital role the U.S. Armed Forces has played in our country’s history. There are numerous opportunities during the month of May… Read More »

The Summer of Service Initiative

On May 27th, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs committed to a “Summer of Service” initiative that gets individuals and communities involved in helping veterans nationwide. There are so many great charities, organizations and non-profits for individuals to join such as: Soldiers’ Angels, Wounded Warrior Project, Paralyzed Veterans of America, The Coming Home Project, Operation Home… Read More »

No Decision Date On Agent Orange Benefits For C-123 Reservists

Benefits for Agent Orange

Unfortunately, the VA released that they still have no definite date for awarding benefits to those veterans who flew the C-123 aircrafts. Those who flew C-123 aircrafts between the 1970’s and 1980’s are not entitled to any benefits regarding Agent Orange. A recent study showed that these reservists may have been exposed due to leftover… Read More »