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.
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Today is the U.S. Coast Guard’s 227th birthday. This is the perfect time to learn about its rich history and everything they have done for the U.S.
Over the past few years, and in the near future, exciting new car technology is changing the way people drive. If you are still driving an unwanted, outdated car, now is a great time to upgrade. When you move up to the newest car technology, you can donate your old car to Vehicles For Veterans. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Vehicles For Veterans uses donations from people like you to benefit disabled and other veterans charities. All you need to do is call [chapter_phone] or fill out an online donation form.
As we are in the heat of summer, going out to your vehicle after a long day at work can be the worst. As you open your door, a blast of hot air is probably the last thing you want after a long day at work. Now it’s time to turn on your car and the steering wheel is so hot that you don’t want to touch it in fear of getting burnt. Here are some great ways to keep your car cool and beat the summer heat!
It’s hard to believe, but summer vacation—for the kids at least—is about half way over. For RV owners, that means only a few more weeks left to go camping this year. Many RV owners have gotten plenty of use out of their campers this year. However, if you are an RV owner and haven’t gone camping yet this year, it may be time to think about how much you really need your camper.
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.
Looking to hit the water or the open road? There are so many different types of vehicles to do so! If the thought of selling your old vehicle is having you put off getting a new one, don’t fret any longer and donate your old vehicle to an amazing cause. If you thought vehicle donation was just for cars and trucks, you will be surprised to know that you can also donate boats, personal watercrafts, RVs, ATVs, and motorcycles. Here are some great reasons to donate:
When a natural disaster is in the news such as the tsunamis in Japan and Indonesia, the devastating earthquake in Haiti or the Hurricanes that have hit the U.S. coast, the military’s humanitarian assistance has relief there to help either within a few hours or in days of the disaster. They come by ship, plane or helicopter. They arrive ready to help, whether it is to help prepare for storms, clean up the aftermath, bring supplies to remote areas, or assist the sick and injured. They come prepared for any situation.
Summer is in full swing and if you haven’t taken a family vacation yet, it’s time to start planning. Military families may struggle to find a time when everyone is free to take a vacation. However, there are thousands of museums, aquariums, theaters, amusement parks and other places that try to make it easier for military families to take a vacation. Check out these activities below, which are all offered for free or at a reduced price for military families during the summer!
July 4 is a day where we celebrate the United States and our freedoms. People dress up in red, white and blue to get in the spirit of the holiday. There are spectacular fireworks celebrations all over the country at night, causing everyone to stop their parties to watch the colorful lights. Some people go to local parks to watch, while others light them off at their houses and put on their own show. Here are 15 weird and interesting facts about Independence Day: