In Memoriam on Memorial Day 2015

In Memoriam on Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day: a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered. For those men who served unashamedly, Who braved cold nights and horrid weather. Who learnt to fly into the jaws of death, who swam in filth to meet their foe, who jumped into certain peril, who faced the crucible of war, who saved lives whilst under fire, who went to places unheard of, who carried the burdens, both physical and mental… We salute you, of all countries who continually volunteer for the good of others, so that peace may forever stand and freedom always ring… You Band of Brothers, who so dearly paid both in life and limb that victory may be achieved. Who were disgraced by those who did not know, but are loved by those who understand… That while...

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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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Howard County Vietnam Veterans Organization 2014 Events

Howard County Vietnam Veterans Organization 2014 Events

HOWARD COUNTY VIETNAM VETERANS REUNION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS through September 21, 2014 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH 11:30 AM OPENING CEREMONIES Including Bertie Russel (Singing the National Anthem) 12:30 PM RUSS CHANDLER (The one and only) 3:15 PM ROYAL BUTZ (Back Again) 4:30 PM RON JONES & OLD DUDES ROCK (Oldies with a Boost) 8:00 PM CREAM TRIBUTE ( A tribute to Cream and more) SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH 10:30 AM OPENING CEREMONIES Including Brad Flook. Len Corso, Hershel Luckinbill & Christen Brody 12:30 PM JOHN STEER ( A Spritual Icon to Vietnam and All Veterans) 2:00 PM ZACH DAY & FULL THROTTLE ( Rock – in Blues) 5:00 PM RICKY LEE (Nashville Country Artist) 8:00 PM DANE CLARK BAND (From Atlantic City to Las Vegas) SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST 10:00 AM … CHURCH...

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Show Veterans They Matter-September is Suicide Prevention Month

Show Veterans They Matter-September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is suicide prevention month. Join us in encouraging veterans and their loved ones to focus on the things that give life meaning-the things that matter. Family matters. Friendship matters. Support matters. Every Veteran matters. The loved ones, relationships, and experiences that matter to Veterans can motivate them to seek support during times of crisis and inspire their families and friends to help. Whether Veterans have just returned home or completed service years ago, their experiences remain with them. Their wounds might not be visible, but they still need attention. We can all support Veterans who are dealing with challenges. We’re in this together. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) urges groups and individuals nationwide to stay...

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