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Salute to Texas Veterans

Discussion in 'Texas' started by SCOTT'S TACO LOCO, May 19, 2010.

  1. May 19, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    June 14, 2010
    In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

    Evolution of the United States Flag


    No one knows with absolute certainty who designed the first stars and stripes or who made it. Congressman Francis Hopkinson seems most likely to have designed it, and few historians believe that Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, made the first one.

    Until the Executive Order of June 24, 1912, neither the order of the stars nor the proportions of the flag was prescribed. Consequently, flags dating before this period sometimes show unusual arrangements of the stars and odd proportions, these features being left to the discretion of the flag maker. In general, however, straight rows of stars and proportions similar to those later adopted officially were used. The principal acts affecting the flag of the United States are the following:
    • On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."
    • Act of January 13, 1794 - provided for 15 stripes and 15 stars after May 1795.
    • Act of April 4, 1818 - provided for 13 stripes and one star for each state, to be added to the flag on the 4th of July following the admission of each new state, signed by President Monroe.
    • Executive Order of President Taft dated June 24, 1912 - established proportions of the flag and provided for arrangement of the stars in six horizontal rows of eight each, a single point of each star to be upward.
    • Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated January 3, 1959 - provided for the arrangement of the stars in seven rows of seven stars each, staggered horizontally and vertically.
    • Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated August 21, 1959 - provided for the arrangement of the stars in nine rows of stars staggered horizon tally and eleven rows of stars staggered vertically. http://www.usflag.org/history/flagevolution.html

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    This thread is a
    Salute to Texas Veterans

    I'll be working on this thread over the next week or two.
    I uploaded some the best videos.

    Working on it!!!
    some good info coming...

    Standby......
    hope to finish very soon........

    Salute to Heroes Night

    TEXVET Partners Across Texas and the Round Rock Express (AAA Team of the Houston Astros’s)
    Are proud to host a Salute to Heroes Night
    25 May, 2010 from 6pm until the end of the game (approximately 10pm)
    Sponsored by Hope4heroes.org

    Veteran-friendly employers, franchisors, and educational institutions will be in attendance offering a variety of opportunities.
    It is being hosted to benefit all veterans, transitioning military personnel, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members in the greater Houston area.
    EVENT DETAILS:
    Thursday, May 27, 2010
    11AM to 3PM
    Minute Maid Park—Home of the Houston Astros
    501 Crawford St.
    Houston, TX 77002

    Hotline/Crisis Numbers at http://www.texvet.com/about/index.html

    • Veteran Suicide Prevention Lifeline
      • 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
        Veterans press "1"
    • National Veterans Foundation Hotline
      • 1-888-777-4443
    • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAIN)
      • 1-800-656-4673 (24 hours)
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline
      • 1-800-799-7233
    • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hope Line
      • 1-800-622-2255
    • Gulf War Veteran's Hotline
      • 1-800-796-9699
    Quick Links

    No matter what you might think about the NRA, Ollie North, or the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, this is one outstanding video. If you don't get goose bumps or a tear in your eye, you need to leave this country now, because you have no pride and nothing positive to offer.



    This has nothing to do with politics, it's not for democrats and not for republicans\ it is for Americans!!!

    Passing this on for you to watch.


    Its not enjoyable, it is riveting!


    Just click on the line below and have your speaker on!

    WOULD ANY OTHER MILITARY IN THE WORLD (EXCEPT THE BRITS) DO THIS???

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  2. May 19, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    The Texas Veterans Commission was created in 1927 as the State Service Office to assist veterans of the Indian wars, Spanish-American War and World War I. As when the agency was founded, its purpose today is straightforward: to assist Texas veterans, their families and their survivors in obtaining all the benefits they have earned through their service to our country.
    The Commission’s more than 400 counselors located in 27 cities across the state work every day to help veterans successfully navigate the complexities of Veterans Administration claims, to receive job placement assistance and to secure financial grants for continuing education.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I learn more about the available benefits?
    Visit our Veterans Benefits site to learn more about all of the benefits available to veterans, active duty, spouses and dependents. There is also a "What Are My Benefits?" tool that will help you understand what benefits you may be eligible for.
    Is the Texas Veterans Commission the same as the VA?
    No. The Texas Veterans Commission is the state advocate for Texas veterans, their families and survivor. The Texas Veterans Commission staff and Veterans County Service Officers assist with filing claims for VA compensation, pensions, educational assistance, home loans, insurance, and other benefits.
    Who can I contact for more information?
    Visit our contact page to locate the Claims, Education and Employment offices closest to you. You may also call the Veterans Hotline at 1-800-252-VETS (8387).

    Fund for Veterans’ Assistance

    About the Fund

    The Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance was created by the 80th Texas Legislature in 2007 to provide aid to veterans and their families in need. The fund is supported by generous donations from individuals and organizations. Additionally, a lottery scratch-off game was created during the 81st Legislative Session to provide a secure revenue stream for the fund.
    The Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance makes grants to address a broad range of needs for both veterans and their families, as well as grants to improve veterans’ assistance programs. Qualified charitable organizations, Veterans Service Organizations and local government agencies will receive grants to provide direct assistance to veterans and their families in local communities.
    Current Grant Opportunity

    The Texas Veterans Commission is pleased to announce the solicitation of Letters of Interest for a TVC Grant from organizations interested in applying for grant funding from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Texas Veterans Commission can provide grants ranging in amounts between $10,000 and $1 million.
    Applying for grants is a two-step process. First, applicants must submit a Letter of Interest, along with required supporting materials. Organizations with an acceptable Letter of Interest, as determined via objective review criteria, will be invited to submit a grant application.
    Letter of Interest General Guidelines (Word and PDF)
    Instructions for Submitting a Letter of Interest (Word and PDF)
    All Letters of Interest must be received by the Texas Veterans Commission no later than 5:00 PM Central Time on June 7, 2010.
    Advisory Committee

    The agency's Commissioners appointed an independent advisory committee consisting of leaders in the veterans, business and communications community to provide planning guidance for the solicitation and distribution of Texas Veterans Commission grants. The advisory committee will evaluate the grant proposals and make recommendations to the Commissioners on how the grants should be awarded.


    Application and Award Process


    Texas Veterans Commission grant opportunities are posted at:
    Applying for a Texas Veterans Commission grant is a two-step process.
    1. Applicants must submit a Letter of Interest, along with required supporting materials.
    2. Applicants determined eligible to receive a grant award under the current round of funding will be invited to submit a grant application.
    The agency's Commissioners will award grants after evaluation of grant applications with consideration of recommendations from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance Advisory Committee.


    Donations

    Donations to the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance are tax deductible under the provisions of Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions can be sent to:
    Texas Veterans Commission

    Fund for Veterans’ Assistance

    P.O. Box 12277

    Austin, Texas 78711-2277
    Please make checks payable to the Texas Veterans Commission, Fund for Veterans Assistance.

    For More Information

    For more information, contact the Texas Veterans Commission at 512-463-6564.
    If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive updates about the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant opportunities, please send your name and email address to grants@tvc.state.tx.us with the subject as Subscribe. Thank you for your interest.
    Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans Assistance FAQ (Word Doc or PDF).

    Claims Representation and Counseling

    The Texas Veterans Commission serves veterans, their dependents and survivors, in all matters pertaining to veterans' disability benefits and rights. It is the designated agency of the State of Texas to represent the State and its veterans before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The agency represents veterans in filing VA disability claims and during VA appeals processes, and assists dependents with survivor benefits.
    The State of Texas leads all other large states in monetary recovery of veterans’ compensation and pension benefits. More than $1.5 billion in compensation and pension is distributed each year to Texas veterans and eligible surviving family members represented by the Texas Veterans Commission.


    Expert Counselors

    The Texas Veterans Commission is nationally recognized for its expertise in helping veterans get the most benefits they are entitled to. The agency has more than 75 claims counselors accredited by the VA to represent veterans with disability claims and appeals. Counselors also help veterans and their families with questions regarding benefits, survivor and dependent needs, filling out VA paperwork, and medical issues.


    Where We Are Located

    The largest concentration of veterans live near the major cities of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley. In order to assist these veterans, Texas Veterans Commission claims and benefits counselors are located in VA Regional Offices, VA medical facilities, VA clinics, and military installations throughout the State.

    Education

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    Our goal is to ensure that every military veteran and family member eligible for federal or state veterans’ educational benefits has the opportunity to pursue whatever educational endeavor they choose. Our role is to ensure that quality instruction is provided for every veteran or eligible family member who enters an approved educational or training program in the State of Texas.

    Veterans Education staff responsibilities include:
    • Serving as a liaison between Texas veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Serving as a liaison between school officials, employers, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Maintaining a current listing of schools and employers with approved programs on our website
    • Conducting outreach to prospective schools/employers in order to expand the training opportunities for Texas veterans and increase the overall usage of State and federal educational benefits
    • Investigating VA educational and benefit complaints from veterans and other eligible family members
    • Providing information about training and educational opportunities to veterans, military personnel, schools, employers and labor groups
    • Providing technical assistance and training to schools and employers in completing applications for approval and VA certification forms for benefits
    • Participating in and conducting outreach and liaison activities with veterans’ groups, military installations, schools, and other agencies
    Employment

    The Texas Veterans Commission offers employment services to Texas veterans and helps employers find qualified veteran job applicants. The goal of these services is to match veteran job seekers with the best employment opportunities available.
    Texas leads the nation in veterans’ employment with Texas Veterans Commission employment representatives helping more than 47,500 veterans find employment in 2009. Additionally, the Texas Veterans Commission staff has filled over 500 training slots at the prestigious National Veterans’ Training Institute since 2006 and won 12 national employment awards from both veteran and workforce organizations in 2008 and 2009.

    Job Seekers

    Over 90 Texas Veterans Commission employment representatives provide a full range of employment services. They are located in more than 75 cities throughout Texas and offer one-on-one assistance to veterans with job applications, resume preparation, job matching and searches, as well as other intensive services.
    The Texas Veterans Commission staff in workforce centers also provides intensive services to disabled veterans, economically or educationally disadvantaged veterans, and veterans with other barriers to employment, especially homeless veterans.

    Employers


    In 2009 the Texas Veterans Commission launched an initiative to enhance and centralize services to employers. The Texas Veterans Commission’s Business Outreach Coordinator works with employers to help them understand the value of hiring qualified veterans who possess numerous unique abilities gained through military service veterans. Additionally, the Texas Veterans Commission provides employers with qualified, pre-screened veteran candidates for employment opportunities. This service is provided at no cost to the employer.

    Transition Assistance Program

    The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is targeted to military service members and their spouses who are preparing to separate from their respective military service. They are conducted at TAP sites in coordination with the Department of Defense.

    Family Employment Assistance Counselors

    In September 2009, the Texas Veterans Commission began providing employment services to spouses and caregivers of active duty servicemembers. Family Employment Assistance Counselors are placed at Fort Hood, Fort Bliss and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio and provide the same services to those spouses and caregivers as they do to veterans.

    Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

    The Texas Veterans Commission assigns staff to designated VA facilities to assist disabled veterans with intensive employment assistance. These services are provided to veterans completing their VR&E training or education program and are within 90 days of graduation. Here is more information about applying for VR&E.

    REALifelines

    This program assists seriously injured who are in the process of being discharged with accessing employment assistance and other related veterans benefits. REALifelines provides immediate intervention and casework support for the veteran. The original Texas Veterans Commission location at San Antonio's Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) was one of only six in the country. The Texas Veterans Commission has expanded REALifelines to both Fort Hood in Killeen and Fort Bliss in El Paso.

    Spouses and Dependents

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    As a spouse, dependent and caregiver of Texas veterans, you have seen the sacrifice of your loved one and also made sacrifices yourself. The Texas Veterans Commission thanks you for your service to your veterans and wants to make sure you know all the benefits that you may qualify for.

    We know seeking out all the different benefits can be difficult, so we have compiled them here in one place for easy reference.

    Every case is unique, and we are available in person or by phone to answer any questions you may have regarding your benefits or your veteran’s benefits. Find the office closest to you.

    Active Duty

    Texas Veterans Commission is ready and willing to assist you as you prepare to retire or separate from the armed forces and transition to civilian life.


    If you are a(n):
    • Active Duty Service member
    • Activated Reservist or Guard Service member
    • Spouse of Active Duty/Activated Service member
    Your service to our nation has entitled you to many benefits that you may not even be aware of, from both the federal government and the state of Texas.


    These benefits can be confusing to sort through; we make it simple with:
    • Expert counselors
    • Local offices located on or near every active duty military installation in Texas
    • 24-hour website support
    If you or your spouse is preparing to leave active duty, please refer to the information contained in these pages and please contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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    About VA

    Mission Statement

    To fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.
    Vision

    To provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned - and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.
    Core Values

    Compassion: We will treat all veterans and their families with the utmost dignity and compassion. We will provide services in a caring manner, with a sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.
    Commitment: Veterans have earned our gratitude and respect. Their health care, benefits, and memorial service needs to drive our actions.
    Excellence: We strive to exceed the expectations of veterans and their families.We strive to perform at the highest level of competence and take pride in our accomplishments.
    Professionalism: Our success depends on maintaining a highly-skilled, diverse, and compassionate workforce. We foster a culture that values equal opportunity, innovation, and accountability.
    Integrity: We recognize the importance of accurate information. We practice open, truthful, and timely communication with veterans, employees, and external stakeholders. By carefully listening and responding to their concerns, we seek continuous improvement in our programs and services.
    Accountability: We will perform in a manner at all times that makes us accountable, responsible, and answerable to veterans and their families, our leaders and other employees as well as external stakeholders.
    Stewardship: We will ensure responsible stewardship of the human, financial, and natural resources as well as data and information entrusted to us. We will improve performance through the use of innovative technologies, evidence-based medical practices, and sound business principles.

    VA Disability Compensation


    What Is VA Disability Compensation?

    Disability compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. The benefits are tax-free.
    Who Is Eligible?

    You may be eligible for disability compensation if you have a service-related disability and you were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
    How Much Does VA Pay?

    The amount of basic benefit paid ranges, depending on how disabled you are.


    Note: You may be paid additional amounts, in certain instances, if:
    • you have very severe disabilities or loss of limb(s)
    • you have a spouse, child(ren), or dependent parent(s)
    • you have a seriously disabled spouse
    Please see the Compensation Rate Tables for specific percentages of disability and the rates paid.
    How Can You Apply?


    You can apply by filling out VA Form 21-526, Veterans Application for Compensation and/or Pension. If you have any of the following material, please attach it to your application:
    • Discharge or separation papers (DD214 or equivalent)
    • Dependency records (marriage & children's birth certificates)
    • Medical evidence (doctor & hospital reports)
    You can also apply online through our web site at http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp.


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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]History of Texas Veterans Programs[/FONT] ​

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Texas, unlike many other states, has been historically a "cash poor" but "land rich" state. Since the days of the Texas Republic, Texas has given its veterans land in recognition of their military service. In the days of Sam Houston, that debt for service was paid to Texas veterans in grants of land. Following World War II, this tradition was continued with the creation of the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) in 1946 to administer a new program which would provide low-interest, long-term loans to Texas veterans for the purchase of land. [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Since its inception, more than 120,000 Texas veterans have taken advantage of this self-supporting program without costing the taxpayers a single penny. The program is funded by issuing bonds authorized by the voters; the bonds, as well as the cost of administering the program, are paid for by the veterans who participate in the program. [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]In 1983, the Legislature created the Veterans Housing Assistance Program to assist Texas veterans in purchasing a home. Texas voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of bonds to fund the program. [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]In 1986, the VLB expanded the Veterans Housing Assistance Program, adding the Veterans Home Improvement Program to provide below-market interest rate loans to qualified Texas veterans for home repairs and improvements to their existing homes. [/SIZE][/FONT]


    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]The Veterans Housing Assistance Program (VHAP) provides financing up to $325,000 toward the purchase of a home to qualified Texas veterans.[/SIZE][/FONT]

    Veterans Benefits Fairs
    Saturday, July 10, 2010 - Odessa
    U.T. Permian Basin Athletic Complex
    4901 East University Boulevard
    Odessa, Texas 79762
    Directions To This Location
    Map To This Event

    Saturday, July 24, 2010 - Humble
    Humble Civic Center
    8233 Will Clayton Parkway
    Humble, Texas 77338
    Directions To This Location
    Map To This Event

    Saturday, August 7, 2010 - Live Oak (San Antonio)
    Live Oak Civic Center
    8101 Pat Booker Road
    Live Oak, Texas 78233
    Directions To This Location
    Map To This Event

    Saturday, August 28, 2010 - Longview
    Maude Cobb Convention Center
    100 Grand Boulevard
    Longview, Texas 75604
    Directions To This Location
    Map To This Event

    Saturday, September 11, 2010 - El Paso
    El Paso Community College Administration Center
    9050 Viscount Boulevard
    El Paso, Texas 79925
    Directions To This Location
    Map To This Event

    Saturday, October 16, 2010 - McAllen
    McAllen Convention Center
    700 Convention Center Boulevard
    McAllen, Texas 78501
    Directions To This Location
    Map To This Event

    Saturday, October 30, 2010 - Corpus Christi
    Solomon Ortiz International Center
    402 Harbor Drive
    Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
    Directions To This Location
    Map To This Event


    VetSource
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Welcome to VetSource. This website has been created by the Texas Veterans Land Board to help veterans understand and use their military benefits. This site provides access to information on some of the most common issues and concerns of today's veterans. Please click on the links below to go to your area of interest. We hope this will be an informative visit.[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]General Information [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Disabled Veterans [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Education [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Wartime Veterans [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Employment [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Women Veterans [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Health Care [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Texas Veterans [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Housing [/SIZE][/FONT]


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    [​IMG] Serving The Total Force
    The Retired Enlisted Association [​IMG] Veterans of Foreign Wars

    Watch the PSA [​IMG] Vets4Vets is a non-partisan veteran organization dedicated to helping Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans feel good about themselves and heal from any negative aspects of service and war through the use of peer support.
    Vets4Vets Groups[​IMG] Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, founded in June 2004. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.
    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America [​IMG] 1st Air Cav's 5th Battalion 7th Cavalry Association
    5th Battalion 7th Cavalry Association [​IMG] Paralyzed Veterans of America works to maximize the quality of life for its members and all people with SCI/D as a leading advocate for health care, SCI/D research and education, veterans’ benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs, and disability rights.
    Paralyzed Veterans of America [​IMG] Network of care provides many important resources for veterans. Healthcare, employment, benefit assistance and VSOs.
    Network of Care [​IMG] Veterans Support Center (501c3 non-profit) is a service organization that helps fill the communication gap between the VA and the Veteran. War Time Veterans can qualify for up to $1950.00 per month reimbursement for assisted living, home care, and nursing home care. VSC provides information of benefits and the proper application forms and procedures.www.veteransupportcenter.org
    Veteran Support Center [​IMG] National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV) provides emergency funds, counseling, training, employment, and housing assistance to severely wounded service members and veterans, including their families.
    National Association of American Veterans [​IMG] The American Veterans Organization [​IMG] For God and Country, The American Legion.
    American Legion

    Watch the PSA [​IMG] Welcome to the Military Order of the Purple Heart
    Military Order of the Purple Heart

    Watch the PSA [​IMG] Vet Jobs is an appropriate employment service delivery system for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act/ Jobs for Veterans Act and Office for Federal Contract Compliance Programs compliance support!
    Vet Jobs [​IMG] "If you're a veteran and you need help, we're here to take your call."
    The National Veterans Foundation [​IMG] This is a great site for those in transition from military to civilian life.
    Military Exits [​IMG] Online site full of information for and about veterans!
    Vets 4 Veterans [​IMG] United States Welcome Home Foundation [​IMG] Military & Veterans resources for employment, education and loans.
    www.militaryconnection.com [​IMG] Mr. James Bruce Joseph Sievers an American poet of our time. Order this great CD now, and celebrate your love for this great country.
    An American In Love With His Country [​IMG] Los Angeles County Dep. of Military and Veterans A [​IMG] Veteran foundation dedicated to welcoming the veteran home with jobs in the Marine industry.
    Work Vessels for Vets [​IMG] Veterans Information [​IMG] The United States Entertainment Force [​IMG] The purpose of the Mia project is to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed remains of American veterans through the joint efforts of private, state and federal organizations. To provide honor and respect to those who have served this country by securing a final resting place for these forgotten heroes.
    Missing in America Project [​IMG] Operation Mom [​IMG] U.S. VETS provides housing, counseling, job assistance, and HOPE to thousands of homeless veterans each year. Our programs foster the skills necessary for every veteran to return to the community and remain self-sufficient.
    US Vets [​IMG] Stunt Coordinator, Stuntman, Patriot, Cowboy, Bullrider, American
    Greg Walker [​IMG] America's Premier Independent Employment Job News Blog for U.S. Military Veterans highlighting the Employers who hire U.S. Military Veterans. Member of the Veterans Today Network


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    POW*MIA


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    The History of

    The Vietnam War POW/MIA Flag


    In 1971, Mrs.Mary Hoff, an MIA wife and member of the National League of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia, recognized the need for a symbol of our POW/MIAs. Prompted by an article in the Jacksonville, Florida TIMES-UNION, Mrs. Hoff contacted Norman Rivkees, Vice-President of Annin & Company which had made a banner for the newest member of the United Nations, the People's Republic of China, as a part of their policy to provide flags to all UN member nations. Mrs. Hoff found Mr. Rivkees very sympathetic to the POW/MIA issue, and he, along with Annin's advertising agency, designed a flag to represent our missing men. Following League approval, the flags were manufactured for distribution.
    The flag is black, bearing in the center, in black and white, the emblem of the League. The emblem is a white disk bearing in black silhouette the bust of a man, watch tower with a guard holding a rifle, and a strand of barbed wire; above the disk are the white letters POW and MIA framing a white 5-pointed star; below the disk is a black and white wreath above the white motto YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.
    Concerned groups and individuals have altered the original POW/MIA Flag many times; the colors have been switched from black with white - to red, white and blue, -to white with black; the POW/MIA has at times been revised to MIA/POW. Such changes, however, are insignificant. The importance lies in the continued visibility of the symbol, a constant reminder of the plight of America's POW/MIA'S. On March 9,1989, a POW/MIA Flag, which flew over the White House on the 1988 National POW/MIA Recognition Day, was installed in the United States Capitol Rotunda as a result of legislation passed overwhelmingly during the 100th session of Congress. The leadership of both Houses hosted the installation ceremony in a demonstration of bipartisan congressional support. This POW/MIA Flag, the only flag displayed in the United States Capitol Rotunda, stands as a powerful symbol of our national commitment to our POW/MIAs until the fullest possible accounting for Americans still missing in Southeast Asia has been achieved.

    http://www.usflag.org/history/powmia.html
     
  8. May 19, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    Active duty and retired military personnel and their immediate families get 10% off every day.Offer available for all active, reserve, retired and medically discharged military personnel and their immediate families.Must show valid military ID or VIC card at the time of purchase. Offer is good for the purchase of any in-stock or Special Order merchandise only up to $5000 (maximum discount $500).

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    Salute to Texas Veterans


    It is the
    VETERAN,
    not the preacher,
    who has given us freedom of religion.

    It is
    the VETERAN,
    not the reporter,
    who has given us freedom of the press.

    It is
    the VETERAN,
    not the poet,
    who has given us freedom of speech.

    It is
    the VETERAN,
    not the campus organizer,
    who has given us freedom to assemble.


    It is
    theVETERAN,
    not the lawyer,
    who has given us the right to a fair trial.



    It is
    the VETERAN,
    not the politician,
    Who has given us the right to vote.



    It is the
    VETERAN who
    salutes the Flag,

    It is
    the
    VETERAN
    who serves
    under the Flag,


    ETERNAL
    REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON
    THEM.






    We can be very
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    God
    Bless them all!!!
     
  9. May 19, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    Very nice thread you put together Scott. It is an excellent tribute.
     
  10. May 19, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Yes, Very good thread.
     
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    Home Depot's advertisement "HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY - Save 10% (up to $200) in Honor of your military service -in stores only"
    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs...eView?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

    Is Home Depot "HAPPY" that my fellow comrades lost thier life for thier freedoms?

    I do not see anything happy about a Memorial, you SOB's!
    Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May.
    Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service.

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    Emailed the corporate store on Friday, and the webpage now reads "Memorial Day Savings"



     
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    The only flag THAT DOESN'T FLY




    Between the fields where the flag is planted, there are 9+ miles of flower








    fields that go all the way to the ocean. The flowers are grown by seed







    companies. It's a beautiful place, close to Vandenberg AFB. Check out






    the dimensions of the flag. The Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet






    wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions, as described in Executive






    Order #10834. This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be






    planted with 5 pointed Stars, comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is






    24 feet in diameter; each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated to






    contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants, with 4-5 flower stems each,






    for a total of more than 2 million flowers.
    For our soldiers....


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    When you read this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our







    servicemen.
     
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