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2014-08-08 16:22:59

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans who served in the Vietnam War and who developed Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are at greater risk of heart disease and other chronic diseases and have a nearly two times higher risk of death than Veterans not suffering with PTSD, according to preliminary findings of the National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study (NVVLS) outlined today by Abt Associates' researchers at the American Psychological Association Convention in...

2014-07-15 16:20:43

Supreme Court Justice and Senator Honored HARRISBURG, Pa., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs today inducted Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and Pennsylvania Senator Lisa Baker into its Hall of Fame, recognizing their exceptional service to veterans, the military and the nation. McCaffery, of Philadelphia, has been instrumental in the creation of "Veterans Courts" across Pennsylvania, which assist...

2014-06-11 12:20:59

General James T. Conway, Former Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, to be keynote speaker WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Father's Day is a time to honor all of our fathers, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) will continue the annual tradition of paying special tribute to those fathers who died as a result of the Vietnam War. The Father's Day Rose Remembrance ceremony features beautiful symbolism, emotional tributes and elegant reverence in...

2014-06-09 12:21:46

Effort Remembers Those Who Served and Sacrificed After Vietnam WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are 58,300 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; names of men and women who died on the battlefield of the Vietnam War. Those men and women are honored on a daily basis by everyone who sees The Wall. But many thousands more died as a result of the Vietnam War, but their deaths do not fit the Department of Defense criteria for inclusion upon The Wall. On In...

2014-05-23 08:20:47

Author Peter Sills offers a Memorial Day reminder of how the U.S. government has repeatedly failed to take care of and support the nation's veterans NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has an image problem. The VA has been vilified because its backlog of cases has grown to mindboggling levels. And while it's no newsflash that bureaucratic gears grind slowly, Peter Sills says there's a lesser-known reason for the backlog: decades' worth of...

2014-05-20 12:22:43

The names of American service members who have died in the line of duty since 9/11 to be read aloud on Saturday WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, the names of the nearly 7,000 American service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty since the attack on 9/11 will be read on the National Mall. Americans from across the nation will join together on Saturday, May 24, 2014 to read the names of these heroes in the order they...

2014-05-12 20:20:46

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy years is a long time to wait to return home. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140512/86854 World War II soldier Lawrence S. Gordon, missing in action for 70 years, will be honored on the historic first trip of the Run for the Wall Midway Route across New Mexico on May 15-16, 2014 during this 26(th) Anniversary of The Run For the Wall (www.rftw.org) as a reminder to us all of the over 83,000 persons still listed as MIA...

2014-04-08 04:22:07

Who Are The Faces Of Agent Orange? WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vietnam Veterans of America to hold Agent Orange Briefing on Thursday, April 10, 2014. WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building WHEN: Thursday, April 10, 20149:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. WHY: To discuss the realities of suspected intergenerational health effects of veterans' exposure to Agent Orange/dioxin and other toxic chemicals. WHAT: Highlights of this event will include:9:40 A.M.: Agent...

2014-03-20 08:27:00

Show Goes Into Year Two With Its First-Ever Veterans Service Organization Partner--The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The timing for this couldn't be better. With major cuts in U.S. military spending now in the offing--and the decision to downsize the number of military personnel--literally thousands of career veterans will be asked to make the transition from the armed services to civilian life. They will be looking to parlay their military...

2014-03-11 12:20:42

Program Includes Art Retreat, Gallery Show, "Pict-Oral" History and Varied Community Events Featuring Creative Portrayals of Veterans and Military Service RED WING, Minn., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Red Wing Arts Association has teamed up with Paul Riedner to create the Minnesota Veterans Art Experience (MVAE), a series of free art events for vets across the state. Riedner is an Iraq War Veteran who returned to civilian life in 2010 and found that creative expression helped...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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