MANCHIN APPLAUDS FISHER HOUSE FOR VOLUNTEERING TO COVER EXPENSES FOR FAMILIES OF FALLEN SOLDIERS DURING SHUTDOWN Washington, D.C. – In the event of a government shutdown, the Department of Defense would not be able to pay death gratuities to families of service members killed in combat without additional legislation from Congress. If that happens, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has worked with the CEO of the Fisher House Foundation, Ken Fisher, to make sure these families are taken care of in their time of greatest need. The Fisher House generously agreed to offer the families an advance ... read more
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What a great opportunity for # milspouses interested in going to school, pursuing a license, getting clinical hours, etc to receive a scholarship . Hurry and apply, the deadline is fast approaching! Please # spreadtheword and tag any friends who you think might be interested in this great opportunity! Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Application The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening and protecting military families. The mission of this scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful em... read more
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The way one man lived his life has inspired thousands to be a better person, to include me. I had known a little bit about Pat Tillman's story but what I didn't know was the back story. I recently watched the documentary "A Football Life: In memory of Pat Tillman". I was so moved by the person Pat was, what he stood for and how he lived his life.This man was the epitome of a true Patriot giving up millions playing in the NFL to serve our country as an Army Ranger following 9-11. "Sports embodied many of the qualities I deem meaningful," he said in 2002. "However, these last few years, and esp... read more
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Via Wreathes Across America Facebook Event Page: Join Wreathes Across America on National Wreaths Across America Day December 16, 2017 Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. It is encourage that every volunteer who places a wreath on a veteran's grave to say that veteran's name aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country. It's a small act t... read more
The holidays are often times spent with loved ones. However, for military members deployed the holidays are often a tough reminder of how much loved ones are missed at home. Experiencing deployment during the holidays can often be very lonely. There is no better way to show your support and appreciation for military members deployed than to send a holiday card, gift package, or holiday treats. It means the world to deployed servicemembers and helps them get through a difficult time of deployment. Looking for somewhere to donate a gift package or holiday card for a military member deployed? Be... read more