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What You Should Know About National Code Talker DayThursday, August 11, 2016

What You Should Know About National Code Talker Day

In World War II, the military used cipher machines. These machines created coded messages that the military could send to different locations when they were in battle. These machines made it easy for the military to talk in between locations without giving up their plans. The cipher machines did not work well in the jungles of the Pacific Islands. The U.S. military still wanted to speak in secret, so American Indians who spoke the Navajo language were able to help with this problem. The American Indians would speak in Navajo, so that the Japanese military wouldn’t understand what they were saying. The American Indians would then translate the Navajo langue into English revealing the message from the other base.

9/11 Service Project Supports Our Troops And FamiliesTuesday, August 9, 2016

9/11 Service Project Supports Our Troops And Families

Sept. 11 is a sad day in American history. This was the day that there were four coordinated terrorist attacks on American soil. If you would like to help our military heroes, you can take part in the 9/11 Service Project on Sept. 11 from 12-2:30 p.m. 

10 Ways To Recognize Military Service Beyond Saying Thank YouMonday, August 8, 2016

10 Ways To Recognize Military Service Beyond Saying Thank You

Not all veterans like to be thanked for their service because they feel they were just doing their duty, and that many others they served with made the real sacrifices. Saying a simple "thank you" can be a respectful way to recognize military service, but there are a lot of other ways that go above and beyond. If you're looking for a different way to show your appreciation, try one of these ideas.

Honor Veterans On Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7Sunday, August 7, 2016

Honor Veterans On Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7

While most people have heard of the Purple Heart Medal, many are not aware of the Purple Heart Day observation on Aug. 7. Purple Heart Day commemorates the anniversary of the medal's creation and encourages everyone to remember the sacrifices soldiers make for our freedom. 

One Of The Nation’s Oldest Federal Organizations Has A Birthday TodayWednesday, August 3, 2016

One Of The Nation’s Oldest Federal Organizations Has A Birthday Today

Today is the U.S. Coast Guard's 226th birthday. This is the perfect time to learn about its rich history and everything they have done for the U.S.

Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit Monday, August 1, 2016

Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit

Looking for a fun event to go to with the family this August? This event benefiting wounded veterans at the Wine Country Polo Club (560 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa, Calif.) is one you won’t want to miss. You will be able to watch this historic sport and help veterans at the same time!

How To Make A Difference On World Hepatitis DayThursday, July 28, 2016

How To Make A Difference On World Hepatitis Day

Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) holds a hepatitis awareness day on July 28. This year's theme is "Know hepatitis, act now." Hepatitis is preventable in many cases when safety precautions are followed and vaccines are covered. Still, more than 1.45 million people die as a result of hepatitis each year. Many people, especially in developing countries, are exposed to the hepatitis virus on a regular basis. However, anyone anywhere can get hepatitis. No matter where you live, awareness about how to stay safe from hepatitis can save your life. 

How To Help Veterans Through Car DonationTuesday, July 26, 2016

How To Help Veterans Through Car Donation

The answer to helping veterans might be sitting in your garage right now! If you have an unwanted car and you don't know what to do with it, consider car donation. Donating a car is beneficial for both you and disabled veterans in your area. No matter where you live in the U.S., your car donation can help change veterans' lives for the better!

Great Veterans Events Coming To Tennessee In AugustFriday, July 22, 2016

Great Veterans Events Coming To Tennessee In August

It’s always tough to find events in August. The kids are getting ready to go back to school and you are trying to find things to do. If you are in Tennessee there are some great events to support our veterans throughout the month of August!

Department Of Veterans Affairs Turns 86Thursday, July 21, 2016

Department Of Veterans Affairs Turns 86

On July 21, 1930, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was officially established. The United States has been assisting veterans since 1636 in the Plymouth Colony when the Pilgrims made a law that supported disabled soldiers. Since then, the VA was created, and the U.S. has continued to serve veterans. Learning more about the VA can be helpful for veterans seeking assistance and for civilians looking to help veterans.