• Continue reading Patriot Day, 2021

    September 11, 2021

    Patriot Day, a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, honors the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.

  • Continue reading How to make Veterans Day more meaningful for Vietnam Vets

    September 6, 2021

    Veterans Day is just over two months away, and any organization who wants a simple, free way to make Veterans Day more meaningful for Vietnam Veterans can become commemorative partners.

  • Continue reading JAVA to Commemorate 75th anniversary of President Truman’s salute to WWII Nisei soldiers

    July 12, 2021

    On July 15, 2021, at 12 noon (EST), the Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) will commemorate the second annual Day of Affirmation at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. This date marks the 75th anniversary of President Harry S. Truman’s review of the returning 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) on the White House Ellipse on July 15, 1946.

  • Continue reading Winning design selected in the 2021 Veterans Day poster contest

    July 7, 2021

    An author-illustrator of children’s books and advocate for military families is this year’s Veterans Day poster contest winner.

  • Continue reading Johnnie Jones, civil rights icon, gets Purple Heart 77 years after World War II wounds

    June 28, 2021

    It’s been 77 years and Johnnie Jones still sees the German sniper who tried to kill him as he came [...]

  • Continue reading The origin of Women Veterans Day

    June 12, 2021

    Why do we need Women Veterans Day? Women Veterans Day, also referred to as Women Veterans Recognition Day and Women Veterans Appreciation Day, is the anniversary of the day the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act (pub.L. 80–625, 62 Stat. 356) was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on June 12, 1948. Prior to then, only women nurses could serve in the regular and reserve forces during peacetime.

  • Continue reading AARP Guide to 10 military museums and historic locations across the U.S.

    June 7, 2021

    AARP has developed comprehensive guides to 10 key sites of memorials, military museums and other historic locations found across the United States.

  • Continue reading Our Military Kids provides extracurricular grants for children of Post-9/11 combat Veterans

    June 2, 2021

    Our Military Kids supports military children (age 3 – 18) by providing grants up to $300 to fund sports, arts, and other enrichment activities when their parents are deployed overseas with the National Guard or Reserve or recovering from severe injuries sustained in a post-9/11 overseas mission. Participation in these activities helps military children cope with stress and build self-confidence during an otherwise difficult time in their lives. 

  • Continue reading Bridge My Return: Veteran Voices in the Workplace

    June 1, 2021

    Bridge My Return helps Veterans find meaningful employment and talk about how Veteran voices are crucial in the workplace.

  • Continue reading Operation Gratitude, saying thank you to those who serve and honoring the fallen

    May 31, 2021

    While our nation takes pause to recognize those who’ve sacrificed their lives in service to their country on this Memorial Day 2021, Operation Gratitude and survivors of these fallen heroes know the weight of that loss is felt 365 days a year.

  • Continue reading A Gold Star Mother on learning to live again

    May 31, 2021

    Memorial Day may come for some once a year, but for Sallie Woodard it is every day since the passing of her son, U.S. Navy Engineman Second Class Sebastian Woodard, on March 4, 2015 (Served from 2006-2015).

  • Continue reading A Memorial Day Message from Hidden Heroes and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation

    May 31, 2021

    Memorial Day is a difficult time for the military caregivers Hidden Heroes supports. Many will spend this weekend honoring and remembering those who were lost, while also doing their best to support their Veteran, who may be struggling to process their grief on this day.