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Veteran Benefits for Idaho Veterans
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Veteran Benefits for Idaho Veterans

Idaho veterans, their families, and spouses are eligible for many services and benefits thanks to their honorable service to the U.S. military. From health care to senior living facilities, Idaho offers many resources and volunteers ready to assist. If you’re not sure where to start in accessing your benefits, or need help with a claim,…

Discounts for Veterans in Chicago
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Discounts for Veterans in Chicago

With more than 10 million residents and more than 54 million tourists visiting every year, Chicago is the third largest city in the U.S and a popular home and destination for military families and veterans. For these veterans, their honorable service has earned them many beneficial benefits and services, and Chicago upholds its military-friendly reputation…

VeteranAid.org Announces 2016 Veterans Benefits Scholarship Winners
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VeteranAid.org Announces 2016 Veterans Benefits Scholarship Winners

Three college students were selected for their innovative proposals to improve the lives of senior veterans and the benefits offered to them. VeteranAid.org today announced the winners of their first annual scholarship program for American students enrolled in an accredited two-year college or four-year university program. Of the nearly 100 students who applied from 78 different schools nationwide, only…

5 Christmas Gifts Your Service Dog Will Love
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5 Christmas Gifts Your Service Dog Will Love

For thousands of U.S. veterans, a service dog is a member of their family, and just as with any member of the family, they’d enjoy finding a few special gifts under the Christmas tree this year. Of course, service dogs enjoy the usual range of treats, toys, and fun. But thanks to their very specific…

The Grand Army of the Republic: 4 Things You Didn’t Know
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The Grand Army of the Republic: 4 Things You Didn’t Know

Founded in 1866, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was created for Civil War veterans to come together to support, share, and befriend one another. Acting initially as a fraternal order, the GAR steadily grew, with membership peaking over 400,000 in the late 1800’s. The organization had a wide influence on policies, politics, and…

May is National Military Appreciation Month: 7 Ways to Celebrate
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May is National Military Appreciation Month: 7 Ways to Celebrate

The month of May contains more national observances in honor of the armed forces than any other month, and it makes perfect sense that it should be designated as “National Military Appreciation Month.” In 1999, Senator John McCain introduced legislation to make the designation official, and both the Senate and House of Representatives adopted resolutions…

6 Great Veteran-Focused Charities to Support
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6 Great Veteran-Focused Charities to Support

If you’re looking for reputable, veteran-focused charities to support, a great starting place is an online watchdog organization like Charitywatch.org. This site audits charities from a wide range of interests and causes, then rates them based on criteria such as the percentage of funds raised going directly to charity, transparency of records, governance benchmarks, and…