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Public can approach Tomb, see Native American Honor Guard

November 1st, 2021|

The public will be able to walk on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza and lay flowers in front of the Tomb on Nov. 9 and 10, 2021. The flower ceremony will start at 8 a.m. Nov. 9 with representatives from the Crow Nation placing flowers at the Tomb. They will recite a prayer in honor of Chief Plenty Coups, who served as a scout for the U.S. Army.

Caregivers have been overlooked, those days are over, VA secretary says

October 29th, 2021|

Caregivers have been overlooked by VA over the years, but those days are over, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said Oct. 29. Speaking at the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Sixth Annual National Convening, McDonough said one of VA’s most important jobs is to support caregivers.

America250: Veterans, active duty, Reserve, Guard can submit photos for November Salute

September 20th, 2021|

Veterans, active duty service members, Reservists, and Guard members can submit photos online Sept. 15-Oct. 20 as part of the America250 November Salute. People can submit photos online at america250.org/november-salute.

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

September 10th, 2021|

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.

Volunteers can clean national cemeteries on National Day of Service

September 4th, 2021|

Volunteers interested in cleaning headstones in national cemeteries can sign up for a National Day of Service to be held in 65 locations Sept. 10. All volunteers interested in participating in the “National Day of Service” should sign up at Carry the Load register.

U.S. pullout from Afghanistan: VA psychologist, post-9/11 combat Veteran on impact to Vets, service members

September 1st, 2021|

“We as post-9/11 Veterans are very resilient and can make significant and positive contributions to society. But at the same time, our military service and the difficulties we face reintegrating to civilian life make us one of the highest-risk Veteran populations.”

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