Category Archive: General

Jun 01

Scammers Targeting Military Families

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2007–The American Red Cross is warning military spouses about a new identity-theft scam that targets family members of deployed troops. The Red Cross was alerted of the scam earlier this month, said Devorah Goldburg of the Red Cross. The scam involves a person with an American accent calling a military spouse, identifying …

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May 31

Military Records Available for a Limited Time

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May 26

VFW WASHINGTON WEEKLY – May 25, 2007

In This Issue: 1. Congress Passes FY07 Emergency Supplemental 2. House Passes FY08 Defense Bill 3. FY08 VA Budget/Appropriations Update 4. VFW Testifies at Senate VA Health Hearing 5. House Passes 6 Veterans’ Bills 6. House Committee looks at VA Claims Solutions 1. Congress Passes FY07 Emergency Supplemental: The House and Senate passed the FY07 …

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May 26

Live Webcast of Memorial Day Ceremony

Live webcast of VVMF 's 2007 Memorial Day Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1 pm, May 28, 2007 The webcast of Memorial Day ceremonies at the Vietnam Memorial will include a special tribute by Tell America to honor merchant mariners who served America during the Vietnam War. Vietnam Veterans of America, Rolling Thunder® Motorcycle …

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May 26

VFW Applauds War Supplement Passage

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2007–The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is applauding Congress for the passage of a 2007 emergency war supplemental spending bill that funds the troops without setting artificial withdrawal timelines. “Congress did the right thing by omitting the withdrawal language and retaining the benchmarks for the Iraqi government to reach,” said …

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May 26

Veterans Encouraged to Wear Military Medals on Memorial Day

Nicholson: Show Pride, Teach Younger Generations WASHINGTON?– To show their pride in military service and teach younger generations about the value of serving our nation, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson urged veterans across the country to pin on their military medals on Memorial Day, May 28. “Wearing their medals demonstrates the deep pride our …

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May 18

One of the Last to Fall

Special to VFW WebCOM: On one of my visits this year to our family's cemetery plot in Henderson, North Carolina, I happened to notice the headstone in the adjacent plot, which had the name Lt. E. Cedric Harris,  81st Division, 321st Infantry, MG, with his 1899 birthdate and a date of death of November 11, 1918.   …

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May 18

One of the Last to Fall

Special to VFW WebCOM: On one of my visits this year to our family's cemetery plot in Henderson, North Carolina, I happened to notice the headstone in the adjacent plot, which had the name Lt. E. Cedric Harris,  81st Division, 321st Infantry, MG, with his 1899 birthdate and a date of death of November 11, 1918.   …

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May 18

The Meaning of Memorial Day

By VFW Commander-in-Chief Gary Kurpius at VFW.org Has this special day of remembrance been lost on the American people? It’s a sacred day to all war veterans: None need to be reminded of the reason that Memorial Day must be commemorated. But what about the general public, and more important, future generations? Do most non-veterans …

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May 16

Help Build the VFW Veterans Memorial Wall

From VFW.org: In honor of Memorial Day, VFW is launching The VFW Veterans Memorial Wall Campaign. As a tribute to all of the proud men and women who have served our country and live on in our memories, we are building a virtual memorial on our website- The VFW Veterans Memorial Wall. The goal of the …

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