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 »

5 Christmas Gifts Your Service Dog Will Love

Posted in Uncategorized on December 21, 2016
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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 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 »

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 »

5 Great Military Movies to Watch on the 4th of July

Posted in Entertainment, History, Veteran Holidays on July 1, 2016
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  Your Fourth of July weekend may be filled with fun plans for fireworks, barbecue, and friends, all activities that most Americans enjoy when celebrating the independence of our nation. But at the end of a long, hot day, you might enjoy relaxing on your couch and watching some of the most enjoyable military movies Read More »

The Difference Between Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day

Posted in History, Veteran Holidays, Veterans News on June 30, 2016
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Americans enjoy several holidays with their military family and friends. Hot dogs, fireworks, flags and other summertime activities. Thanks to our veterans, we are privileged to have these special days to enjoy our freedoms, liberties and cultural values. However, many do not realize how our nationally recognized holidays were established nor understand their significance. Here Read More »

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