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Hugh Mercer Elementary School Hosts Take a Veteran to School Day

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Hugh Mercer Elementary School students are learning what it’s like to be a hero from people who know: American veterans. The Fredericksburg City public school is participating in the annual Take a Veteran to School Day initiative sponsored by History(TM) and Cox Communications Northern Virginia. The event, which takes […]

VA Suffers Losses and Offers Help at Ft. Hood

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In the midst of providing mental health services and other support to the Ft. Hood community following the recent shooting, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) learned about its own losses from the violence. Two VA employees, both serving on active duty with their Army Reserve units, were among the […]

Movie Hero Ben Affleck Appears With Real Life Hero in New Public Service Announcement

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Movie star Ben Affleck is appearing in a new television and radio public service announcement (PSA) for Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans). The new PSA stars Affleck and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran James Crosby, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), who was paralyzed in a rocket attack while serving in Iraq. […]

Wounded Warrior Project Urges the Senate to Support Crucial Family Caregiver Legislation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ — As Veterans Day approaches, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors, is urging Congress to pass crucial legislation that will assist the family caregivers of the most severely injured veterans. The Family Caregiver Legislation that WWP has been strongly advocating […]

Veteran-led Peer Support Combats Suicide

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Last month in Washington, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki made a staggering announcement: more veterans have committed suicide since 2001 than have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Coming within weeks of the release of the US Army’s suicide prevention guidebook, the VA Secretary’s statement underscores the commitment […]

Call of Duty Endowment Created to Help Veterans Combat Unemployment

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Recent trends show that America’s veterans face a new adversary – unemployment. According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 500,000 unemployed veterans between the ages of 18 and 64 currently live in the United States. And amid the greatest economic uncertainty since the 1930s, today’s […]

Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina ‘SALUTES OUR TROOPS’

OCEANSIDE, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ — WHAT: Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina is now accepting reservations for Veterans/Active-duty military guests through (760-231-7000). The Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina’s entire property will be devoted to this promotion of a free night’s stay on November 11, 2009. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a complimentary breakfast buffet […]

America’s Dairy Farmers and ‘Pizzas 4 Patriots’ Partner to Salute America’s Veterans

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Veterans in five U.S. cities will be getting a hot and cheesy care package this Veteran’s Day, courtesy of America’s dairy farmers in partnership with Pizzas 4 Patriots, a non-profit organization that aims to deliver “a slice of home” to U.S. service men and women both domestically and abroad. […]

ICDC College Wins Coveted Approval as Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) by the Department of Veterans Affairs

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — ICDC College was approved as an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) by the Department of Veterans Affairs and may now offer veterans and military service members the opportunity to utilize their new Post 9/11 GI bill benefits – the most comprehensive educational benefits available since the original GI Bill […]

Stater Bros. Charities Announces Colonel Joseph C. Rodriguez Memorial to be Unveiled at Mountain View Cemetery in San Bernardino, California

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ — On Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., the “Friends of Colonel Joseph ‘Chuck’ Rodriguez Committee”, Committee Chairman Jack H. Brown and invited guests will assemble at a ceremony to unveil a beautiful, new memorial at the Joseph Rodriguez gravesite at Mountain View Cemetery in San […]