SLDN Calls on President Obama to Address Urgency of DADT Repeal at HRC Dinner

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Saturday, President Obama is scheduled to give the keynote address to the Human Rights Campaign’s annual dinner in Washington, D.C. More than sixty-five thousand LGBT patriots will be listening to what Obama has to say about repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the law that bars openly gay and lesbian […]

Workforce Alliance Earns State Award for Outstanding Services to Veterans

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Workforce Alliance today announced that it has been awarded first place in the 2009 Veteran Incentive Award Program by the Agency for Workforce Innovation, the State of Florida’s lead agency in the administration of the state’s various workforce programs. Workforce Alliance, in competition with all other Florida […]

Pelosi Statement on House Passage of Veterans’ Bills

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement this afternoon after House passage of two key veterans’ bills: the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act and Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act. “With today’s vote, the House passed the number one legislative priority for national veterans groups to make […]

Liberty Legal Institute Speaks Out on Mojave War Memorial, U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Today

WASHINGTON , Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on the Mojave Desert War Memorial (Salazar v. Buono), Kelly Shackelford, Chief Counsel of Liberty Legal Institute, which represents more than four million veterans in the case, released the following statement: “This memorial was put up 75 years ago by World […]

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Receives $3 Million Donation from TV Icon Bob Barker

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ — The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) announced today that with the help of American TV icon Bob Barker, it has reached its goal of $60 million to complete its current project, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), an advanced facility dedicated to research, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic […]

The Bob Woodruff Foundation and The New York Comedy Festival to Stand Up For Heroes

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ — The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) and The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) unite to present the third annual Stand Up for Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation at Town Hall in New York City at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 4th. Brian Williams will host Stand Up […]

‘Broken Glass and Other Stories’: Selected Reflections on Life Experiences

TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Some lives lend themselves better to story than others. “Broken Glass and Other Stories” (published by iUniverse), by Herbert Spohn, is a collection of fiction that draws upon many of the author’s own extraordinary life experiences. These works contain a wide range of subject matter that aptly reflects the […]

Annual Military Friendly Franchises Survey Opens Today

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ — G.I. Jobs’ first annual Military Friendly Franchises survey opened today at www.militaryfranchising.com/survey. Deadline for survey completion is November 6. The online survey is the primary tool used to determine which franchises do the most to recruit military veterans as franchisees and which offer the greatest support in their success. The […]

Secretary Shinseki Announces $17 Million in Homeless Grants

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that 19 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will share more than $17 million in grants to community groups to create 1,155 beds for homeless Veterans this year. “These grants will aid our efforts to eliminate homelessness among those […]