Central Indiana WWII Veterans to be Honored July 4th, 2015

Central Indiana WWII Veterans to be Honored July 4th, 2015

If you want to be a part of honoring the “Greatest Generation”, our WWII veterans, please read below:   On July 4th, 2015, during the 4th of July parade in Carmel, IN; it’s about WWII Veterans and classic cars We want to give them a ride they will never forget so others can honor their service. If you own a classic car and would like to help OR you know a WWII Veteran, contact Michael of Sharpsville Lights one of three ways: Send Michael a message on Facebook Email at MJP1414@yahoo.com Call at 765-500-0070   If you want to be a part of honoring these heroes, please contact Michael for more...

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Indiana Welcomes Women’s Veteran Coordinator, Laura McKee

Indiana Welcomes Women’s Veteran Coordinator, Laura McKee

State officials say more than 33,000 female veterans live in Indiana and have served during each war period since World War II. They will now be well represented by lifelong Indiana resident, Laura McKee. Senior Master Sergeant McKee is an Air Force Reservist with the 434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana. She is an Assistant Chief Inflight Refueler with the 72nd Air Refueling Squadron at Grissom. She has been deployed numerous times in support of operations during Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and has honorably served her country for 25 years. McKee has over 4,000 flight hours and almost 1,000 combat hours. McKee, a lifelong resident of Indiana, earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and also graduated from the...

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Contribute to Kokomo’s Disabled American Veterans Chapter by Eating!

Contribute to Kokomo’s Disabled American Veterans Chapter by Eating!

We have to eat…might as well be for a great cause! For the 2nd year, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 28 is partnering with Ruby Tuesday for give-back days. Ruby Tuesday restaurant manager Matthew Kenison said he is happy to continue the partnership.“I’m a veteran myself, so I think it’s really important the community helps care for veterans. They gave a lot of their time, and I think it’s important that we give a little back to them,” he said. By eating at Ruby Tuesday on Thursdays through the end of February, the restaurant will give back 20 percent of the customer’s purchase to the DAV. To participate, customers need to present a flyer to their server (see link below) Rex Ritchie, first junior vice commander of DAV Chapter 28, said the...

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Free & Discounted Tax Preparation for Military

Free & Discounted Tax Preparation for Military

December brings Christmas. January brings a new year. After that, comes the playoffs, the Super Bowl and tax season! Some of these are more fun than others. While we have an opinion on who will win the playoffs… we realize that this may not actually be the outcome. We are also of the opinion that while filing for tax returns can be tricky for the average family, it can get even more complicated for military families. Thankfully, military personnel and their families have access to a variety of tax preparation and filing services for free. Whether you choose to file taxes yourself online or you prefer some outside assistance from a trained professional, there are a variety of free options to choose from. Military Installation Tax Centers Most large military...

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World War I soldier’s room untouched for almost 100 years

World War I soldier’s room untouched for almost 100 years

~photo from The Washington Post~ Dragoons officer Rochereau died at age 22 inside an English field ambulance after a battle in Belgium on April 26, 1918. According to the Guardian, the officer’s parents decided to keep his room exactly as he left it — even after selling the house under the poignant, if legally unenforceable condition the room should not be changed for 500 years. Click here for the full story on The Washington Post. (as originally reported by The...

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