Connecting Vets

How to send extra Halloween candy to the troops

It's the day after Halloween and if you've got too many sweet treats on your hands, there is a national program that will send your excess candy to both servicemembers overseas and Veterans Affairs centers. The Soldiers' Angels Treats for Troops Halloween Candy Drive, is working with businesses...
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Warrior Canine Connection names puppies after WWII vets

Is there anything better than puppies and World War II veterans? Yes! Puppies named in honor of World War II veterans. The aptly dubbed Operation Overlord litter has been named in honor of some of the heroes of D-Day by Warrior Canine Connection. They were born to Skye on June 24. Some of the...
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100,000 cards for 100-year-old Texas World War II veteran

World War II veteran James South had a simple wish for his 100th birthday on Oct. 7. He wanted 100 cards and put out a plea on Facebook asking for the greetings. What he got was nearly 100,000 cards , according to the VA North Texas Health Care System. South, a World War II veteran who took part in...
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World War II Texas vet seeks 100 birthday cards

All this soon-to-be 100-year-old World War II veteran wants for his birthday is cards. James South will hit the centennial mark on Oct. 7. His wish is to receive 100 cards in honor of the milestone and the assisted living facility where he lives in Watauga, Texas is helping to make that wish come...
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The history of POW MIA Bracelets National League of Families

The late 60s and early 70s found America fiercely divided over the Vietnam War. As our nation was torn by the political and social unrest of the time, the men and women of our military made incredible sacrifices. However, their sacrifices did not go unnoticed. The love and support of many grateful...
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Veterans Day Discounts and Deals 2019

Veterans Day is this coming Monday! Here is a listing of some of the great discounts and deals offered to veterans and active duty service members on Veterans Day to thank them for their great service. Free Food: Applebee's | Free meal for active duty and veterans on November 11, 2019. Aspen Creek...
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The U.S. Air Force Is 72 Today: 6 Facts You Should Know

The United States Air Force became its own branch of the U.S. Armed Forces with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947 on September 18 — making it 72 years old today. Here are six things about the Air Force: 1. The Air Force has its own special operations airmen — and they're no joke...
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Battle of the Bases championship softball at Nationals Park

Head down to Nationals Park this weekend to see two Marine teams battle it out for the championship softball title in Battle of the Bases. The Battle of the Bases , a championship softball tournament featuring local military softball base teams will take place Sept. 14, shortly after the Washington...
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Trump speaks in honor of those killed on 9/11 at Pentagon

Capt. Robert E. Dolan Retired Rear Admiral Wilson F. Flagg Karen Ann Kincaid Dana, Charles, and Zoe Falkenberg Maj. Wallace Cole Hogan Retired Lt. Col. Robert Hymel A ceremony at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial on Sept. 11, 2019 recognizing the individuals killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 opened...
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World War II veteran Smokey Bear turns 75

"Only you can prevent forest fires." It's a message we've spent our whole lives hearing and hopefully obeying. But, did you know that without World War II Smokey Bear may never have been created? A couple of events in 1942 helped bring the iconic preventer of wildfires to life, explained Maureen...
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