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2009-11-05 14:36:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /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 living military veterans with parades and speeches...

2009-10-29 11:01:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrity entertainer and spokesperson Ben Vereen and SOS Support Our Soldiers, Inc. would like to invite all Americans to join them for the Inaugural Veterans Day National Multi-Media 24-Hour Broadcast on November 11, 2009. This star-spangled celebration is an opportunity to celebrate the American way of life and take care of our own by showing our gratitude to every U.S. soldier and veteran. SOS has partnered with GI Radio, the...

2009-10-28 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking verdict for accused Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was decided in Canyon City, Oregon on October 19 when former soldier Jesse Bratcher, on trial for murder, was found guilty by reason of insanity. It was the first trial in the U.S. where a Veteran's PTSD was successfully considered to mitigate the circumstances of a crime. Dr. William Brown and Dr. Robert Stanulis from The Bunker Project, who work on Veteran...

2009-10-13 13:41:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion's national commander says he is pleased by the Department of Veterans Affairs' just announced recognition of the herbicide Agent Orange as a culprit in three more illnesses plaguing Vietnam veterans. The VA's decision was in reaction to the latest in a series of "Veterans and Agent Orange" reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). "The VA's establishment of exposure to Agent Orange as a contributor to hairy cell...

2009-10-05 15:16:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Contractors are laying paving material this week that will transform the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial as part of the first phase of the restoration and preservation project for the Penn's Landing landmark at Front and Spruce Streets. The material, which will resemble granite pavers, is being poured throughout the week and replaces the bricks that have been in place since the Memorial was dedicated 21 years ago. Weather and wear had...

2009-10-05 10:54:00

PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Airy Casino Resort will roll out the red carpet -- as well as a Vietnam-era helicopter and tank, jeeps and Humvees -- during its Salute to America's Veterans Nov. 6th through 8th at the resort. A special emphasis will be placed on welcoming home Vietnam Vets to publicly honor and thank America's 2.7 million military personnel who served during the Vietnam War. Country singer Aaron Tippin will headline the entertainment bill with...

2009-09-14 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today plans to begin additional research by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to better understand the health consequences of service in Vietnam. "The National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study (NVVLS) will allow VA to pursue another valuable research tool," Secretary Shinseki said. "The insight we gain from this study will help give us an understanding of how to better serve...

2009-08-28 18:30:21

A disabled veteran in New York say a hot dog vendor who lost his spot in front of a museum hired him as a way to keep his place under a 19th-century law. The city revoked Pasang Sherpa's permission to sell hot dogs in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after he defaulted on a $642,000 city contract, but the vendor returned to the spot using an old law allowing disabled veterans to sell merchandise on the streets without a contract, a veteran told the New York Post. Leo Morris Jr., 62, a...

2009-08-14 13:23:00

Additional 28 New Community Vet Centers WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced that combat Veterans will receive readjustment counseling and other assistance in 28 additional communities across the country where the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will establish Vet Centers in 2010. "VA is committed to providing high-quality outreach and readjustment counseling to all combat Veterans," Secretary Shinseki said....

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2009-07-25 08:25:00

A report from the Institute of Medicine finds suggestive evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War can be linked to an increased chance of developing heart problems and Parkinson's disease for Vietnam veterans. The study, sponsored by the Veterans Affairs Department, indicated that there was a greater connection between the chemicals used and health risks to Vietnam veterans than was previously thought. Agent Orange got its name from the color of...


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