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2012-01-24 11:40:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Memorial Park, a member of the Dignity Memorial network, will provide a funeral with full military honors on Jan. 25 at the Willamette National Cemetery for a homeless Portland veteran, the 1,000th burial provided through the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program. Naval Petty Officer 2nd Class Stevenson L. Roy, a recently deceased homeless Vietnam veteran, will be buried at the Willamette National Cemetery in...

2011-12-06 13:00:00

Seeking Contributions To Grow Non-Profit Rio Rancho, NM (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 A shocking, yet relatively unknown statistic is that one-fifth of all homeless people are veterans, according to the Veterans Administration. On any given night, some 107,000 veterans are asleep on the streets, the agency says. In addition to the complex set of factors influencing all homelessness â“ extreme shortage of affordable housing, livable income and access to health care...

2011-11-10 09:59:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Patrick Dugan will speak at the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Front and Spruce streets, at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 11. Dugan has served on the bench since 2007 and sits as a jurist on the Philadelphia Veterans Court. A captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, he has seen service in Iraq in 2004 as a Civil Affairs sergeant and in Afghanistan in 2008 as a first lieutenant in the...

2011-11-08 11:17:00

PHOENIX, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Join U-Haul as we pay tribute to and support our veterans and troops throughout the world as a sponsor of the 15th Annual 2011 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade. U-Haul will be honoring the men and women of the armed forces by joining the parade with commemorative SuperGraphic trucks. These trucks pay homage to each branch of our military, along with the United We Stand SuperGraphic and the Wounded Warrior Project - Soldier Ride SuperGraphic. The trucks will...

2011-11-08 10:32:00

DALLAS, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor its Employees and Customers who are currently serving or have served in the armed forces, Southwest Airlines is celebrating "Military Heroes Month," this month to show support for veterans and service members across the nation. Working with multiple nonprofit organizations throughout November, the airline is saying thank you by giving back and helping to raise money to support military service members and their families. "Supporting the men...

2011-11-04 13:11:00

WASHINGTON, Nov 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On November 5, 2011, at 3:00 p.m., Vietnam Veterans of America will hold an Agent Orange Town Hall meeting to discuss the birth defects, cancers, learning disabilities, and other health issues affecting the children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Penn State Beaver Campus, Monaca Auditorium, in Monaca, Pennsylvania. Hosted by Beaver County VVA Chapter 862 and AVVA...

2011-11-01 10:36:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches...

2011-10-26 07:00:00

Swords to Plowshares will host its 15th Annual Veterans Day Dinner and Profiles of Courage Award Ceremony. The well-respected organization will honor five veterans who have turned their lives around. Their compelling stories speak to the need for supportive services among all generations, particularly Iraq and Afghanistan veterans returning home and Vietnam veterans who have endured decades of neglect. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Swords to Plowshares 15th Annual Veterans Day...

2011-09-08 17:30:00

Filmmaker David Lynch Announces $500,000 Matching Grant to Teach Transcendental Meditation to 10,000 Veterans NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iconic filmmaker David Lynch will announce this September 11 a $500,000 matching grant to be used to teach the Transcendental Meditation technique to 10,000 veterans with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and their families. Lynch is inviting philanthropists and foundations to match the offer by Veterans Day, November 11, 2011....

2011-09-07 09:10:00

MOVE STREAMLINES INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS UNDER ONE UMBRELLA SETTING NATIONAL STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION AND FACILITATING ACCESS TO EFFECTIVE TREATMENT SANTAQUIN, Utah, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move to streamline hundreds of equine assisted programs across the country and help veterans, active military, their families and families of the fallen gain access to much needed therapy, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association has formed EAGALA Military Services, it...