Category: Military

  • Places Across the Nation Veterans Can Get Free Meals and Discounts this Veterans Day

    by levent

    This Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military can take advantage of an extra day of deals. As they do each year, restaurants are saluting veterans by offering free food and meal deals. Thanks to the federal holiday falling on Sunday, it’s officially observed Monday. This leads to a split with some businesses showing their appreciation Sunday and others […]

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  • Crowd Kept Growing for this Unclaimed Veteran

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    Marine and Vietnam Veteran Sgt. Leo Stokely passed away with no known family. His funeral was to be for an unclaimed veteran. Friday, a crowd saw just how powerful our country’s respect for those who served can be. The crowd just kept growing Friday as people made their way up the hill at Middle Tennessee […]

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  • Unclaimed Veteran Laid to Rest With Honor

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    Days before Veteran’s Day, a Marine Corps Sergeant will be laid to rest in Nashville. Sgt. Leo Stokely was unclaimed and has no known family, but his funeral is shaping up to be an event fit for a hero. Sgt. Stokely will be laid to rest Friday morning at 10 am. The Vietnam war veteran […]

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  • WWII Veteran Turns 101 on Veterans Day!

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     On Thursday, a Rossville, Georgia nursing home honored a World War II veteran with a special flag. Mr. Floyd Brown served in the National Guard, and will turn 101 on Veterans Day. He doesn’t hear as well as he once did, so we were not able to get his full story on the second World […]

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  • What Veterans Day Means to Veterans in Vermont

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    On Sunday, 11/11, at 11:11 a.m., many around the state will have a ceremony to honor veterans here in Vermont and around the country. For example, a service is being held at the veterans cemetery across from Camp Johnson in Colchester which is open to the public. “We are going to have a ceremony and […]

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  • The Life of a WWI Veteran in the ‘War Zone’

    by levent

    World War One was one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history, not just in terms of those killed but the unprecedented number of soldiers who were injured.By the end of the war, one million British troops had died and two million were left with a permanent disability. But those who returned to Ireland found […]

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  • The Number of Veterans in Congress is at an All Time Low

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    In 1971, nearly three-fourths of the members of Congress were military veterans. When the current session of Congress began in 2017, that figure was less than 19%. That might change after Tuesday’s midterms, especially in the House of Representatives. According to With Honor, a “cross-partisan” Super PAC devoted to increasing military representation in Congress, over […]

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  • Veterans Day Freebies and Deals in Arizona

    by levent

    Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11. On that day, we honor and remember all of those who have fought, and those who are currently enlisted, in America’s Armed Forces. Thank you for your service. Several businesses and restaurants are offering active, retired and reserved military members freebies and discounts. We have rounded up as many […]

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  • Veteran Recounts Story of Being Lost at Sea

    by levent

    Tom Brokaw dubbed them The Greatest Generation — a fitting title for those whose sacrifice saved the world and our framework for freedom. As Veterans’ Day approaches, we wanted to bring you the story of one local veteran who symbolizes what his generation truly means to all of us. In his 92 years, Don Tuthill […]

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  • Helping Veterans Assimilate to Civilian Workforce

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    After serving on active duty, veterans often discover unforeseen challenges returning to the civilian workforce. Balancing the search for camaraderie and core mission values with career flexibility and ownership, the transition from military to civilian is one of the most stressful times in many veterans’ professional lives. General Electric has a long history of bridging […]

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