Tag: Military

  • Volunteer to Ensure No Veteran Dies Alone

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    It’s a rainy Tuesday afternoon at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center. Social worker Tonya Ross teases 69-year-old army veteran Herb Poynor about his love for Chinese food and apple fritters. Poynor is battling a bout of pneumonia and says he has 16 percent of his lung capacity left. Ross works as the hospice/palliative […]

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  • How YOU Can Help The Red Cross This Month

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    March is Red Cross month, and the American Red Cross all around the United States is asking people to step up and donate. “During Red Cross Month, we are proud to recognize our volunteers who provide hope and urgent relief to families in need every day,” said Maria Devlin, American Red Cross Region chief executive […]

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  • US envoy Brett McGurk quits over Trump Syria pullout

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    A top US official in the fight against the Islamic State group has quit over President Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria, reports say. Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat IS, brought his departure forward from February. Before Mr Trump’s announcement he had insisted that the US […]

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  • WWII Vetera is Still Serving in His Own Way

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    Veterans helping veterans. That’s what Veterans Day means to Tom McKeown Sr. McKeown, 96, has served his fellow veterans in the decades since his service as a Marine in World War II. Pvt. 1st Class McKeown earned the Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal and WWII Victory Medal while serving with the 1st Raider Battalion […]

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  • Military Museum Dedicated to Veterans Not War

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    Military museums across the United States and around the world often offer visitors glimpses of world wars, commemorating the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum has a broader goal: to represent veterans — not just war. War stories are present, of course, but they aren’t […]

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  • Remembering Those Who Served

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    Valor — great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle — is a word often associated with military veterans. They are appreciated by most U.S. citizens who recognize the centuries of historical significance to obtain and preserve the freedoms experienced by residents and visitors to the nation often called America — even though […]

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  • Ways You Can Honor Veterans All Year Long

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    Every year on November 11, Americans honor the 19.6 million active and former US service members who have gone to war. Veterans Day is marked by parades, speeches and solemn ceremonies offering a nation’s appreciation. Here are ways to go beyond saying “thanks for your service” and truly make a difference in a veteran’s life […]

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  • Remember to Thank a Veteran this Veterans Day

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    Sunday (Nov. 11), we celebrate Veterans Day. Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to honor and show appreciation to the brave men and women who pledged their allegiance to our country and served in times of both war and peace. This Veterans Day, Indiana Rep. Randy Frye suggests we acknowledge the sacrifices made by those […]

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  • The Meaning of a Veteran

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    Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a look in the eye. Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg — or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul’s alloy forged in the refinery of […]

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

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    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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