Census Bureau News Facts for Features Veterans Day 2009: Nov. 11

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change […]

Drexel University to Host Weeklong Tribute to Military Veterans

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Drexel University will celebrate Veterans Day with a weeklong series of events Nov. 9 to Nov. 13 to recognize and support U.S. military veterans. The cross-campus effort will educate incoming veterans on the services available to ensure a smooth transition from military to university life. Drexel will also open its […]

NAMI-OC Veterans Front Line Event for Veterans and Their Families on November 14

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On November 14 from 9 AM – 2:30 PM professionals and community agencies will be available at the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 to offer a free lunch, support and services to Orange County Veterans and their families. “This event is our way of showing support to […]

Vietnam Memorial Restoration Nears Completion

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ — What: Photo/video opportunity or pre-Veterans Day coverage at the newly restored Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial When: Now until Veterans Day ceremony at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 11 Where: Memorial at Front and Spruce streets, near the Hyatt at Penns Landing Contact: Terry Williamson, President, PVVM Fund ([email protected], 610-637-0980) or Adam […]

Free Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for Veterans and Military Personnel on Veterans Day!

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — This year, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation is honoring America’s service men and women on Veterans Day by giving away free doughnuts to all veterans and active military personnel. Veterans and active military personnel are invited to visit any participating U.S. Krispy Kreme store on Veterans Day, November 11, and […]

Post-9/11 G.I. Bill Offers Exceptional New Education Benefits

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Earlier this year the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill went into effect, changing and expanding the education benefits available to veterans who have served since September 10, 2001. As Veteran’s Day approaches, U.S. News University Directory encourages those who qualify to take advantage of this program – none are more worthy […]

New Veterans Memorial Honors Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

SEATTLE, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ — A new memorial to America’s most-esteemed veterans – Congressional Medal of Honor recipients – will be dedicated at the University of Washington in Seattle on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. The Medal of Honor is America’s highest and rarest award for military valor, presented just 3,448 times […]

Shinseki Announces Veterans’ Stories Posted on VA’s Web Page

WASHINGTON Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will join with the Library of Congress to host a “Veterans History Countdown” on the VA Web site – www.va.gov – featuring the oral histories of Veterans from every state and U.S. territory. “VA has partnered […]

FamilyLife Supports Military Marriages in Saint Louis

SAINT LOUIS, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ — In response to rising suicide and divorce rates within the U.S. military, FamilyLife, a non-profit ministry dedicated to supporting marriages and families, will present its Weekend to Remember(®) marriage conference at a significant discount to military couples in Saint Louis from Nov. 13 – 15 at the Hilton St. […]

FamilyLife Supports Military Marriages in Chicago Area

CHICAGO, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ — In response to rising suicide and divorce rates within the U.S. military, FamilyLife, a non-profit ministry dedicated to supporting marriages and families, will present its Weekend to Remember(®) marriage conference at a significant discount to military couples in Chicago from Nov. 13 – 15 at the Sheraton Chicago Northwest (3400 […]