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How to send extra Halloween candy to the troops

It's the day after Halloween and if you've got too many sweet treats on your hands, there is a national program that will send your excess candy to both servicemembers overseas and Veterans Affairs centers. The Soldiers' Angels Treats for Troops Halloween Candy Drive, is working with businesses...
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Bill to require POW/MIA flags fly with American flag passes

A bill that would require the POW/MIA flag be flown with the American flag is poised to become law. The Senate unanimously passed the bill from Senators Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. and Tom Cotton, R-Ark. in May and earlier this week, the House did the same for the companion bill from Rep. Jack...
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Marine killed in Pearl Harbor buried at Arlington

Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. participated in a final tribute for repatriated World War II Marine Private Ted Hall at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia over the weekend. Pvt. Ted Hall from Kansas City, Missouri was 24 on Dec. 7, 1941, when his battleship, the USS Oklahoma, was...
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Medal of Honor comic book

A Green Beret engaged in hand to hand combat with the enemy in Vietnam. A young officer calls in a artillery strike on his own position while holding off a company of Nazi soldiers. These are a few of the real life stories of Medal of Honor recipients that kids (and adults) can read about in a new...
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Warrior Canine Connection names puppies after WWII vets

Is there anything better than puppies and World War II veterans? Yes! Puppies named in honor of World War II veterans. The aptly dubbed Operation Overlord litter has been named in honor of some of the heroes of D-Day by Warrior Canine Connection. They were born to Skye on June 24. Some of the...
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100,000 cards for 100-year-old Texas World War II veteran

World War II veteran James South had a simple wish for his 100th birthday on Oct. 7. He wanted 100 cards and put out a plea on Facebook asking for the greetings. What he got was nearly 100,000 cards , according to the VA North Texas Health Care System. South, a World War II veteran who took part in...
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Bronze shoes honoring Post 9/11 veterans stolen from war memorial

The New Mexico Veterans Memorial is shoeless. That's after five pairs of military shoes made of bronze were taken from the Albuquerque memorial the night of Sept. 27. "They were bronze shoes at the bottom of five pillars," said James Lehner, vice president of the New Mexico Veterans Memorial...
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World War II Texas vet seeks 100 birthday cards

All this soon-to-be 100-year-old World War II veteran wants for his birthday is cards. James South will hit the centennial mark on Oct. 7. His wish is to receive 100 cards in honor of the milestone and the assisted living facility where he lives in Watauga, Texas is helping to make that wish come...
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The history of POW MIA Bracelets

The late 60s and early 70s found America fiercely divided over the Vietnam War. As our nation was torn by the political and social unrest of the time, the men and women of our military made incredible sacrifices. However, their sacrifices did not go unnoticed. The love and support of many grateful...
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Veterans Day Discounts and Deals 2019

Veterans Day is this coming Monday! Here is a listing of some of the great discounts and deals offered to veterans and active duty service members on Veterans Day to thank them for their great service. Free Food: Applebee's | Free meal for active duty and veterans on November 11, 2019. Aspen Creek...
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