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11.25.13: by Richard VanHouten

There are many special events during the holiday season for needy veterans, and Thanksgiving is no exception.

If you know a veteran who has nowhere to go for a nice Thanksgiving meal, here are a few options: 

11.5.13: by Richard VanHouten

Although it’s important to thank our veterans everyday, we should all take the opportunity to do something extra special for our former service members on Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

There are many different ways to honor a veteran. Here are 10 ways you can show gratitude on Veterans Day:

1 - When you see a soldier or veteran eating at a restaurant, discretely tell the waiter or waitress that you’d like to pick up the tab for him or her.

2 - Ask the company that you work for to designate Veterans Day as an official company holiday.  

10.11.13: by Richard VanHouten

The federal government shutdown is hurting many of us, particularly struggling veterans.

So now is a good time for all of us to support veterans through private donations and other efforts.

According to the Washington Post, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki is warning that the shutdown has harmed efforts to reduce the disability claims backlog, and threatens compensation payments for millions of veterans.



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