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Interesting Facts And Information About U.S. military Uniforms Saturday, July 16, 2016

Interesting Facts And Information About U.S. military Uniforms

There are many things that people don’t know about military uniforms and how they should be properly worn.

Veterans Events Happening In Georgia August 6Friday, July 15, 2016

Veterans Events Happening In Georgia August 6

There are three family fun events coming to Georgia this August, benefiting veterans! 

Best Places To Celebrate Bastille Day In AmericaThursday, July 14, 2016

Best Places To Celebrate Bastille Day In America

Bastille Day, or La fête nationale, is the French national day which celebrates the day they stormed the Bastille on July 14, 1789 as a part of their revolution. During the American Revolutionary War in 1778, France became the first ally to the United States, remaining allies to this day. Since France is America’s oldest ally, Americans ought to celebrate France’s Bastille Day similarly to how they celebrate American Independence Day. With that said, here are the top three places to support this alliance and celebrate Bastille Day in the United States: 

Amazing Opportunities For Wisconsin VeteransFriday, July 8, 2016

Amazing Opportunities For Wisconsin Veterans

Wisconsin has two great events coming up this July, Wisconsin Vets Day/Family Day and Veterans Benefit Day. Both of these events are great for veterans, family members and for people to show support. 

Free Mental Health Resources For VeteransFriday, July 8, 2016

Free Mental Health Resources For Veterans

After returning home, many veterans face obstacles in finding the mental health resources they need. Veterans are 15 times more likely to develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than civilians. In fact, 11 to 20 percent of post-9/11 veterans struggle with PTSD when they return home. 

National Veterans Golden Age GamesFriday, July 1, 2016

National Veterans Golden Age Games

The 2016 National Veterans Golden Age Games will take place in Detroit, Michigan July 10-14. This is an astounding event that shows the remarkable strengths and abilities of veterans around the U.S. Veterans competing are 55 and older you will be able to see them participate in events that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to see.

Facts About The Road Back To Civilian LifeFriday, July 1, 2016

Facts About The Road Back To Civilian Life

Serving in the military comes with a unique set of challenges, but for many veterans the challenges continue after their military service is over. The difficulty of transitioning back to civilian life depends on a number of factors. Understanding these may help more veterans seek out the help they need in their transition. 

117th VFW National Convention In Charlotte, N.C.Thursday, June 30, 2016

117th VFW National Convention In Charlotte, N.C.

Each year, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and its auxiliary members gather for a five-day convention. This year's convention goes from July 23 to 27 in Charlotte, N.C. The National Convention includes health fairs, exhibits, workshops, a patriotic celebration and much more. If you're a VFW or Auxiliary member in the Charlotte area, learn how you can register ahead of time here. 

American Heroes Concert In Astoria, Oregon Thursday, June 30, 2016

American Heroes Concert In Astoria, Oregon

It’s easy to forget that Independence Day isn’t about the fireworks or the friends and family BBQ. It is important to not lose sight of the real reason behind Independence Day: to celebrate our heroes and freedom. This Independence Day eve take your family to a free concert to honor our American Heroes.  This fantastic evening will take place at the Liberty Theater (1203 Commercial, Astoria, Ore.).

National Veterans Wheelchair Games In Salt Lake CityThursday, June 23, 2016

Marine in wheelchairThe 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) will be held in Salt Lake City this year from June 27 to July 2. NVWG will hold 19 different sporting events plus a triathlon and bobsledding as an exhibition. The theme and logo will embody the gorgeous outdoors and natural wonders of Utah. Show your support to help empower veterans with spinal cord injuries, amputations, multiple sclerosis and other neurological injuries. The ultimate goal of this competitive event is to promote active and healthy lives through sports and recreation to injured veterans.