Category: Very Important Veterans

Very Important Veterans.

2016 Veterans Day National Ceremony Visitor Information

Where: Arlington National Cemetery When: Friday, November 11, 2016, at 11 a.m. A patriotic ceremony honoring America’s military members and Veterans is scheduled for Friday, November 11, 2016, at 11 a.m., in Arlington National Cemetery.   A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, followed by a ceremony inside the Memorial Amphitheater, adjacent to the Tomb.… Read more

Navy SEAL LT Michael P. Murphy 4 Mile Run/Walk Around the Lake June 25th, 2016

Event: Navy SEAL LT Michael P. Murphy 4 Mile Run/Walk Around the Lake (participating race in the Suffolk County NY Veterans Run Series) Hosted by the Ronkonkoma Rotary Club Date:  June 25th, 2016 Time: Race Day – Walk in Registration 7:00am/1 Mile Fun Run – 8:30am Location: Lake Ronkonkomo Beach Rec Center For more info or to register: Proceeds benefit the LT Michael… Read more

October News: Casting Call, Breast Cancer Awareness, Yogi Berra and More!

VA a Leader in Breast Cancer Screening Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, following lung cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month fact: Localized breast cancer has a 99 percent survival rate if detected early! Links to a Breast Cancer Risk Calculator, read about risk factors, links to the VA Women’s Health Services’ website and much… Read more

Remembering Operation Red Wings 10 Years Later

Operation Red Wings Observance (June 28, 2005) A brief history of Operation Red Wings: On June 28, 2005, deep behind enemy lines east of Asadabad in the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan, a very committed four-man Navy SEAL team was conducting a reconnaissance mission at the unforgiving altitude of approximately 10,000 feet. The SEALs, Lt. Michael Murphy, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class… Read more
Jared Allen's Homes 4 Wounded Warriors

Arizona Wounded Warrior to Receive New Custom Home

Arizona Wounded Warrior to Receive New Custom Remodeled Home Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors Project (JAH4WW) has announced the recipient of their next custom built home. Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg, of Arizona, will be handed the keys to his new remodeled home built specifically for his unique needs in Mid-March, 2015. Peak One Builders (A Proud Veteran Owned… Read more

List of Presidents who were Veterans

 George Washington set an important precedent by entering the Presidency as a civilian By Hans Petersen, VA Staff Writer Monday, February 16, 2015 A majority of America’s presidents came to office as Veterans. Twenty-six of our 45 Presidents served in the military. Presidential Veterans often coincided with America’s military engagements. Until World War II, a majority of our presidents had… Read more
US Flags at Half-Staff

Flag at Half-Staff Alert (Pennsylvania) – Passing of William "Wild Bill" Guarnere

Flag at Half-Staff Alert (Pennsylvania) At the direction of Gov. Tom Corbett, flags are at half-staff today at state veterans homes in Pennsylvania in honor of World War II veteran William Guarnere, who passed away March 8 at the age of 90. He was a member of the legendary Band of Brothers who fought their way across Europe to defeat… Read more