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McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants Recognize U.S. Military Veterans on November 8

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — For the 11th straight year, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants (Nasdaq: MSSR) will host its Veterans Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 8, at participating restaurants across the country. As part of the celebration, McCormick & Schmick’s will offer U.S. military veterans a complimentary entree in appreciation for their service […]

Inaugural Veterans Day National Multi-Media 24-Hour Broadcast

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Celebrity entertainer and spokesperson Ben Vereen and SOS Support Our Soldiers, Inc. would like to invite all Americans to join them for the Inaugural Veterans Day National Multi-Media 24-Hour Broadcast on November 11, 2009. This star-spangled celebration is an opportunity to celebrate the American way of life […]

AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Names Thomas J. O’Malley to Lead New Veterans Housing Initiative

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) has asked housing expert and Vietnam veteran Thomas J. O’Malley to serve as the Director of its Veterans Housing Initiative. In this capacity, Mr. O’Malley will lead a new initiative to expand housing opportunities for America’s veterans, including the estimated 131,000 veterans who are […]

VetsFirst Established by United Spinal Association: First and Only Organization to Offer Full Membership to All Disabled Veterans, Their Dependents and Survivors

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — VetsFirst (www.vetsfirst.org), a new national nonprofit organization that will help all of America’s disabled veterans, their spouses, dependent family members and survivors receive healthcare, compensation, rehabilitation and other benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, was announced today by United Spinal Association. VetsFirst membership will embrace all […]

Corps of Engineers Waives Day-Use Fees at Recreation Areas on Veterans Day

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced it will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11. “We began this initiative in 2006 to support and honor the men […]

Advancing Accessible Justice

BOSTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The architects behind making a Boston landmark more accessible for people with disabilities received one of the nation’s most prestigious architecture and design accolades today from Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans). CBT Architects, for their work on the John Adams Courthouse, are the 2009 recipients of Paralyzed Veterans’ Barrier-Free […]

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Against Nevada Company to Enforce the Employment Rights of Air Force Reservist

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement that will resolve its suit filed on behalf of former Utah Army National Guardsman and current Air Force Reservist Matthew T. Denning against Stonescape Pavers LLC. The settlement must be approved by the federal court in Las Vegas. The […]

Blackboard Partners with Imagine America Foundation To Bring Online Learning to Military Veterans

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) today announced a partnership with the Imagine America Foundation, an associated foundation of the Career College Association, to bring online education opportunities to military veterans in an effort to help them acquire skills needed for success as they move into civilian careers. As part of the […]

Homes for Our Troops and the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation Host Three-Day Build Brigade to Construct Specially Adapted Home for Army SPC Alex Knapp

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Homes for Our Troops and the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation will host a three-day Build Brigade beginning today October 30 through November 1 to provide Army SPC David (Alex) Knapp with a brand new specially adapted barrier free home. The Build Brigade will take place at […]

Microsoft and the USO’s 2009 ‘A Salute to Our Troops’ Comes to D.C.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Microsoft Corp.’s third annual A Salute to Our Troops program will take place in Washington, D.C. this fall, filled with multiple activities to brighten the season for U.S. troops and their families. The A Salute to our Troops program, founded in 2007 by Microsoft in cooperation with the USO of […]