Rebuilding Together Metro Denver, Sears and Kmart to Improve the Lives of Military Families at Home

DENVER, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Saturday, October 3, more than 24 volunteers from Rebuilding Together Metro Denver will team up with volunteers from Sears and Kmart stores to help renovate the home of Robert and Nellie Sims. The project is part of Heroes at Home(SM) a program that provides support to military service people, […]

Boeing Recognized for Supporting Operation Homefront Village

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Boeing Company is helping a wounded warrior family by funding an apartment at Operation Homefront Village, San Antonio. The village provides apartment-style transitional housing to wounded warriors and their families, as well as a full range of services and support, as they make the transition back to civilian […]

Secretary Shinseki Honors Fallen Heroes, Parents

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On the 69th anniversary of American Gold Star Mothers and Families Day, an annual remembrance of mothers who lost sons and daughters in military service, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki pledged to ensure the nation’s fallen heroes are remembered. “In my capacity as Secretary of Veterans Affairs and […]

Secretary Shinseki Orders Emergency Checks to Students Awaiting Education Benefits

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has authorized checks for up to $3,000 to be given to students who have applied for educational benefits and who have not yet received their government payment. The checks will be distributed to eligible students at […]

Fourth Annual Military Muster Golf Tourney Raises Funds for Military Families

WINDHAM, Maine, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Fourth Annual Military Muster Golf Tournament was held on Sept. 16, 2009 at the Fox Hopyard Golf Club in East Haddam, Connecticut. Organized by individuals from each of the armed services, the event was attended by more than 110 former and current service members, who turned out for […]

New Academy to Improve Health Care for the Spinal Cord Injured Supported by Paralyzed Veterans of America

DALLAS, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new interdisciplinary force for quality health care for people living with spinal cord injury/dysfunction (SCI/D), the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, will officially launch this week. The new organization brings together physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and rehabilitation therapists, and is supported by Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed […]

The American Legion Does Not Want Post 9/11 GI Bill to Fail

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The newly instituted Post 9/11 GI Bill promises to afford thousands of recently returned U.S. military veterans the benefits of much-deserved higher education, but some students say late payments by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are putting an undue strain on their finances. While pleased with the much-improved educational […]

National Memorial Day Parade in DC May 25th

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Memorial Day Parade presented by the American Veterans Center will take place Monday, May 25, 2009 at 2:00 PM along Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets NW in Washington, DC.What started six years ago is now an annual event along Constitution Avenue and the largest Memorial Day […]

Pelosi Remarks Before Meeting With Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Members of Congress held a brief press availability with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki before their meeting in the Capitol this afternoon. Below are their remarks: Speaker Pelosi. Good afternoon. It is an honor indeed for me to join my colleagues and the leadership […]

Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall 2009 Tour Schedule Released

HOUSTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Dignity Memorial(R) network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers announces the 2009 tour schedule of the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Free and open to the public 24 hours a day during the exhibit dates, the replica […]