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Let’s Roll: NCA and Carry The Load host a National Day of Service on September 11

On Wednesday, September 11, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) and Carry The Load (CTL) will partner on a national day of service (Headstone/marker cleaning and grounds beautification) at 40 national cemeteries across the country. Volunteers clean a headstone during a previous event. Eighteen years ago, four coordinated attacks against the United States on the morning of September [...]

By |August 27th, 2019|Memorial Affairs|50 Comments

Veteran Unemployment Rate at 6.7 Percent in September; Post-9/11 Vet Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Veteran unemployment data for the month of September. The unemployment rate for all Veterans was 6.7 percent—more than a full percentage point lower than the national average of 7.8 percent, which is the lowest overall unemployment rate since January 2009.  For post-9/11 veterans, the rate fell to 9.7 percent.  While there is more work to do, it [...]

By |October 5th, 2012|Top Stories|4 Comments

After September 11, Veterans Endure Through Service

Like countless other Americans—civilians, servicemembers, and Veterans alike—September 11th irreversibly altered my life trajectory. I decided to join the Army while still in high school, but when terrorists turned airliners into missiles when I was a junior, the peacetime Army melted away before I got there Instead of training exercises against an imaginary foe, we immediately trained for guerilla warfare in Iraq. I lost fellow [...]

By |September 11th, 2012|Top Stories|Comments Off on After September 11, Veterans Endure Through Service

Volunteers clean national cemeteries for National Day of Service Sept. 10

Volunteers from across the U.S. gathered in 65 VA national cemeteries for a National Day of Service Sept. 10. The cleaning efforts included thousands of volunteers cleaning tens of thousands of graves, including 47 killed Sept. 11, 2001.

By |September 10th, 2021|Memorial Affairs, Top Stories|2 Comments

Operation Gratitude 9/11 digital letter writing campaign

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and National Day of Service, Operation Gratitude welcomes grateful Americans to express their appreciation for the service and sacrifice of first responders, service members, and Veterans through our digital letter writing campaign.

By |September 7th, 2021|#VetResources, Guest Posts, Vets Experience|13 Comments
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