Veteran Holidays

Three New Year’s Resolutions for Military Veterans

Posted in Military Families, Veteran Holidays, Veterans News on January 16, 2017
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It is 2017, finally. Last year was rough for many people. Several beloved actors and musicians passed away during the year. And many of you may have also had family or friends pass away as well. As we think about the New Year and what it brings, let us suggest three New Year's resolutions for military Read More »

Spreading Cheer: Handwritten Letters Show Support to Troops

Posted in Military Families, Veteran Holidays on December 20, 2016
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Even in the digital age, the holiday season still means for many Americans a chance to send and receive beautiful and heartfelt notes and cards in the mail. There’s something special about the old-fashioned, hard copy letters and cards that can be saved, displayed, held in the hand, and reread at any time. Now imagine Read More »

5 Things to Know When Adopting a Military Family for Christmas

Posted in Military Families, Veteran Holidays on December 19, 2016
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In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget that there are many families that struggle to make ends meet on a regular basis, and know that special Christmas gifts for their children are completely out of the question. Military families, often living on very tight budgets, are no different. Thankfully, Read More »

4 Festive Holiday Military Care Packages

Posted in Military Families, Veteran Holidays on December 15, 2016
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It’s always difficult to be away from home during the holidays, but for thousands of deployed servicemen and women, it’s the reality they face during the month of December. The good news is that with a little creativity, you can send them a box full of holiday cheer with a festive Christmas care package, making Read More »

U.S. Military Wedding Traditions and Tips

Posted in History, Veteran Holidays on November 29, 2016
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Life as a military spouse means life with the military. The work your groom- or bride-to-be conducts as a Marine, Airman, Sailor, or Soldier will undoubtedly be a huge part of your married life together, and many couples choose to reference the military in their wedding ceremonies and receptions. Location and Chaplain The main designation Read More »

5 Fun Crafts to Help Kids Celebrate Veterans Day

Posted in Veteran Holidays on November 10, 2016
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Whenever an important national day of remembrance approaches on the calendar, it’s a great opportunity to ensure that the next generation of Americans truly understands the meaning behind the celebration. Veterans Day is an especially important day to help younger children process and participate in remembering and thanking members of our military who have sacrificed Read More »

The Story of the Red Poppy for Remembrance Day

Posted in Veteran Holidays, Veterans News on November 9, 2016
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Today, U.S. citizens honor all U.S. servicemembers with Veterans Day on November 11, but in many other parts of the world, the day is known as Remembrance Day, a day set aside to remember military personnel who have lost their lives in war. Established by King George V in 1919, Remembrance Day evolved out of Read More »

Celebrate Oct. 26: National Day of the Deployed

Posted in History, Veteran Holidays on October 26, 2016
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Deployment is a difficult yet expected part of the U.S. military experience. It impacts an entire family and community, disrupting regular life and routine, and leaving a family behind to count the days until the loved one’s return. Thankfully, the Armed Forces offer many support services to families of the deployed, but it can still Read More »

Sky Soldiers: Aug. 16 is National Airborne Day

Posted in History, Veteran Holidays on August 12, 2016
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  “Airborne.” “All the way.” It’s a unique greeting and response between Army paratroopers, the “soldiers of the sky.” They are considered three-time volunteers, first volunteering for military service, then volunteering to jump from a plane, and finally volunteering for combat on a recurring basis, often with little advanced notice. The first official Army jump Read More »

August 15 is National Code Talkers Day

Posted in History, Veteran Holidays on August 11, 2016
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“We have an important job for you. It could save the lives of hundreds of soldiers. It will be dangerous. And you can’t tell anyone what you’re doing.” It sounds like something out of a Hollywood spy movie but in reality, it was the story of the World War II Navajo Code Talkers, whose service Read More »

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