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Been MIA due to my grandfather’s funeral. He was a WW2 vet who was at Normandy on D-Day - thank you @deptvetaffairs and @usnavy for giving him military honors on short notice! I will miss my Yeh Yeh (爺爺) terribly - he was our patriarch and an incredible man of integrity, energy, and love. Our family spent the week sharing our favorite stories about him - lots of laughs even amidst the tears. Fair winds and following seas, Yeh Yeh.
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Been MIA due to my grandfather’s funeral. He was a WW2 vet who was at Normandy on D-Day - thank you @deptvetaffairs and @usnavy for giving him military honors on short notice! I will miss my Yeh Yeh (爺爺) terribly - he was our patriarch and an incredible man of integrity, energy, and love. Our family spent the week sharing our favorite stories about him - lots of laughs even amidst the tears. Fair winds and following seas, Yeh Yeh. . . . #family  #grandfather  #爺爺  #usnavy  #ww2  #veteran  #veterans  #funeral  #militaryhonors  #navy  #honoringvets 
Are YOU excited for the Summer Sports Clinic? We’re a month away from seeing our Veteran athletes Sept. 16-21 in @sandiego.city Hosted by VA San Diego Healthcare System, the clinic serves Vets with a variety of injuries from post traumatic stress and brain injuries to limb loss and visual impairments. Every Veteran learns to adapt and overcome! #nvssc #sports4vets #honoringvets
Are YOU excited for the Summer Sports Clinic? We’re a month away from seeing our Veteran athletes Sept. 16-21 in @sandiego.city Hosted by VA San Diego Healthcare System, the clinic serves Vets with a variety of injuries from post traumatic stress and brain injuries to limb loss and visual impairments. Every Veteran learns to adapt and overcome! #nvssc  #sports4vets  #honoringvets 
Down Here In NYC At NBC Studios Representing Veterans ...HOOAH💪🏾😎 #nbcuniversal #honoringvets #worldclass
Great Meeting Another Battle Buddy Here In NYC At The Veteran Career Panel And Networking Event #honoringvets HOOAH!
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Great Meeting Another Battle Buddy Here In NYC At The Veteran Career Panel And Networking Event #honoringvets  HOOAH! 👨🏼‍✈️💪🏾🇺🇸😎
We salute you! It is our honor to continue to teach and learn with  our military.
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#practicalaero #continuingeducation #veteranownedsmallbusiness 
#avgeek #aviation #fridayflight 
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#Veterans, August 15-21 is National Aviation Week. Thank you for your service, military aviators! And a special thank you also to the Veteran and civilian pilots who keep us safe flying commercial airlines every day. #HonoringVets
This week's tribute honors the life and service of Douglas Grindstaff, a five-time Emmy award winner best known for sound engineering on the original Star Trek series. Grindstaff, a @usarmy Korean War Veteran, died earlier this month in Arizona. He was 87. Thank you for your service, Douglas, and for all the whooshes, coos, tinklings, and Tribble delights you've given us over the years. #honoringvets #veterans #startrek 
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This week's tribute honors the life and service of Douglas Grindstaff, a five-time Emmy award winner best known for sound engineering on the original Star Trek series. Grindstaff, a @usarmy Korean War Veteran, died earlier this month in Arizona. He was 87. Thank you for your service, Douglas, and for all the whooshes, coos, tinklings, and Tribble delights you've given us over the years. #honoringvets  #veterans  #startrek  Image via IMDB.
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Today we celebrate #NationalAirborneDay. This day recognizes Airborne Soldiers in the United States Army. August 16, 1940 marks the first official Army parachute jump at Fort Benning, Georgia. #ThisDayInHistory #HonoringVets
Today we celebrate #NationalAirborneDay. This day recognizes Airborne Soldiers in the United States Army. August 16, 1940 marks the first official Army parachute jump at Fort Benning, Georgia. #ThisDayInHistory #HonoringVets #gibill #fairfieldsuisununifiedschooldistrict #suisuncity #fairfieldsuisununifiedstreetdistrict #fairfield #education #solano #solanocommunitycollege #solanocounty
Congratulations to the 2018 Leadership Enrichment and Progression (LEAP) graduates! Not to be confused with LEAD, the LEAP identifies and enriches a diverse cadre of high-performing first- and second-line supervisors and senior level staff within VBA. These 35 graduates—Veterans amongst them—are the future leaders of VBA. This afternoon’s keynote address was delivered by Margarita Devlin, the Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits, who shared her own leadership and development stories with the graduates. #HonoringVets #Veterans #leadership
Congratulations to the 2018 Leadership Enrichment and Progression (LEAP) graduates! Not to be confused with LEAD, the LEAP identifies and enriches a diverse cadre of high-performing first- and second-line supervisors and senior level staff within VBA. These 35 graduates—Veterans amongst them—are the future leaders of VBA. This afternoon’s keynote address was delivered by Margarita Devlin, the Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits, who shared her own leadership and development stories with the graduates. #HonoringVets  #Veterans  #leadership 
Cicadas represent rebirth and transformation, fitting symbol as we honor my uncle Paul today.  #cicada #transformation #louisianaliving #death #honoringvets #relatives
TODAY 🌞 Veterans and the public are invited to attend an open house 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Aug 16 at the South Central VA Community Clinic, located at 1212 Heckman Court St. James, MN 56081
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Meet clinic staff and connect with VA Leadership in Minneapolis via video teleconferencing.
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Services include Primary Care, Mental Health Services, Tele-Healthcare, Radiology/Imaging services, EKGs, Pharmacy Management, and Dietetics.
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#Veterans #HealthCare #VAMinneapolis #MinneapolisVA #HonoringVets #education #research #community
TODAY 🌞 Veterans and the public are invited to attend an open house 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Aug 16 at the South Central VA Community Clinic, located at 1212 Heckman Court St. James, MN 56081 . Meet clinic staff and connect with VA Leadership in Minneapolis via video teleconferencing. . Services include Primary Care, Mental Health Services, Tele-Healthcare, Radiology/Imaging services, EKGs, Pharmacy Management, and Dietetics. . #Veterans  #HealthCare  #VAMinneapolis  #MinneapolisVA  #HonoringVets  #education  #research  #community 
This afternoon, we honored a Veteran who many of our staff knew. Thank you for your service Lloyd! #veterans #veteransupport #remember #honoringvets #wingman #celebrationoflife #eaglepointnationalcemetery  #usarmy #armyveteran #armystrong
Tomorrow (8/16) at 1pm ET, we’ll be participating in an #ExploreVA Facebook Live with @bluestarfamilies to discuss VA Life Insurance. After the video, we’ll be hanging out in the comments with life insurance experts to answer your questions. #HonoringVets
Tomorrow (8/16) at 1pm ET, we’ll be participating in an #ExploreVA  Facebook Live with @bluestarfamilies to discuss VA Life Insurance. After the video, we’ll be hanging out in the comments with life insurance experts to answer your questions. #HonoringVets 
Today is "Navajo Code Talkers Day," the day to recognize and celebrate the contributions of the Native American Veterans who used their native languages to pass secret wartime communications. #honoringvets #codetalkers
Today is "Navajo Code Talkers Day," the day to recognize and celebrate the contributions of the Native American Veterans who used their native languages to pass secret wartime communications. #honoringvets  #codetalkers 
VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System helped celebrate a Happiest 100th Birthday with U.S. Army Veteran and Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home resident, Alfonso Gorena. Mr. Gorena served as a surgical technician during WWII and recently shared his story with Texas Voices of Veterans Oral History Program. Here's to many more, sir!! #HonoringVets
VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System helped celebrate a Happiest 100th Birthday with U.S. Army Veteran and Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home resident, Alfonso Gorena. Mr. Gorena served as a surgical technician during WWII and recently shared his story with Texas Voices of Veterans Oral History Program. Here's to many more, sir!! #HonoringVets 
Today, August 14th, is "Navajo Code Talkers Day," the day we recognize and celebrate the contributions of the Native American Veterans who, during WWI and WWII, proudly used their native languages to pass secret wartime communications. As of 2013, hundreds of code talkers from at least 33 tribes have been recognized. #honoringvets
Today, August 14th, is "Navajo Code Talkers Day," the day we recognize and celebrate the contributions of the Native American Veterans who, during WWI and WWII, proudly used their native languages to pass secret wartime communications. As of 2013, hundreds of code talkers from at least 33 tribes have been recognized. #honoringvets 
Marine Corps Master Sergeant Hector Trujillo was recognized for 25 years of service during his retirement ceremony at VA Palo Alto. He not only served his country but is considered a hero after risking his life while helping a civilian on a Japanese highway. #HonoringVets #Veterans #Marines
Marine Corps Master Sergeant Hector Trujillo was recognized for 25 years of service during his retirement ceremony at VA Palo Alto. He not only served his country but is considered a hero after risking his life while helping a civilian on a Japanese highway. #HonoringVets  #Veterans  #Marines 
Our teen volunteers recently had their end of summer awards program! They enjoyed a delicious lunch, raffles for prizes, and received their awards. This year, we had 75 students participate in the Summer Teen Volunteer Program this year, 13 of those were returning students. They volunteered over 8,600 hours this summer in areas all around the hospital! That is amazing! Thank you for volunteering to help Veterans! 
#HonoringVets #ChooseVA #Volunteer
Our teen volunteers recently had their end of summer awards program! They enjoyed a delicious lunch, raffles for prizes, and received their awards. This year, we had 75 students participate in the Summer Teen Volunteer Program this year, 13 of those were returning students. They volunteered over 8,600 hours this summer in areas all around the hospital! That is amazing! Thank you for volunteering to help Veterans! #HonoringVets  #ChooseVA  #Volunteer 
Fort Gibson National Cemetery hosted the burial service of Seaman 1st Class Eugene W. Wicker this past Saturday, August 4. Wicker was killed in action onboard the USS Oklahoma during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. Wicker’s remains were identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. After more than 76 years, Wicker’s remains returned to Oklahoma. #HonoringVets
Fort Gibson National Cemetery hosted the burial service of Seaman 1st Class Eugene W. Wicker this past Saturday, August 4. Wicker was killed in action onboard the USS Oklahoma during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. Wicker’s remains were identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. After more than 76 years, Wicker’s remains returned to Oklahoma. #HonoringVets 
Thank you to Men's Warehouse, Biloxi, Mississippi, for their recent donation of suits, shirt and ties to VA Gulf Coast Veterans. Volunteer Services partnered with Social Work and Behavioral Health Services to assist in identifying Veterans returning to the workforce and in need of appropriate clothing for interviews and the work place. Men's Warehouse staff were on hand to take measurements, and help Veterans with tips to dress for success. Pictured here is GCVHCS Director Bryan Matthews (center) with Men's Warehouse and VA staff. #HonoringVets
Thank you to Men's Warehouse, Biloxi, Mississippi, for their recent donation of suits, shirt and ties to VA Gulf Coast Veterans. Volunteer Services partnered with Social Work and Behavioral Health Services to assist in identifying Veterans returning to the workforce and in need of appropriate clothing for interviews and the work place. Men's Warehouse staff were on hand to take measurements, and help Veterans with tips to dress for success. Pictured here is GCVHCS Director Bryan Matthews (center) with Men's Warehouse and VA staff. #HonoringVets 
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#AmericanAirlines gave a special recognition to Documented Original #TuskegeeAirmen (DOTA) attending the Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated 47th Annual Convention in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 10, 2018.  #HonoringVets #DeptVetAffairs #Aviation #AirForce
Continuing the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen... Training the next generation.
#educateouryouth CountMeIn #T100Tuskgee #airmenlegacy #buildingonthelegacy #itsourtime #T100forTX #training the #nextgeneration #educateouryouth
#Repost  @tainational #AmericanAirlines  gave a special recognition to Documented Original #TuskegeeAirmen  (DOTA) attending the Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated 47th Annual Convention in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 10, 2018. #HonoringVets  #DeptVetAffairs  #Aviation  #AirForce  Continuing the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen... Training the next generation. #educateouryouth  CountMeIn #T100Tuskgee  #airmenlegacy  #buildingonthelegacy  #itsourtime  #T100forTX  #training  the #nextgeneration  #educateouryouth 
Earlier this week, Veterans from the White River Junction, Vermont, VA Medical Center participated in the First Annual White River Junction VA Summer Biathlon. The athletes covered 10.8 miles while cycling and paddling on the local Northern Rail Trail and Mascoma Lake. Thank you to all the Volunteers, New England Healing Sports Association, Red River Charitable Foundation, and Northeast Passage for making the day possible! #HonoringVets
Earlier this week, Veterans from the White River Junction, Vermont, VA Medical Center participated in the First Annual White River Junction VA Summer Biathlon. The athletes covered 10.8 miles while cycling and paddling on the local Northern Rail Trail and Mascoma Lake. Thank you to all the Volunteers, New England Healing Sports Association, Red River Charitable Foundation, and Northeast Passage for making the day possible! #HonoringVets 
These Veterans brought some hardware back home to Nevada last week! All four athletes won big, taking home a total of 7 medals. Congratulations to these athletes for their awesome performances at the 38th National Veterans Wheelchair Games! #HonoringVets #NVWG (From Left to Right)

Leon Bostick- Archery- Gold; Trap Shooting- Gold; Table Tennis- Bronze 
Dan Kaminski- Slalom- Gold; Table Tennis- Gold

Mike Romanaski- Basketball- Bronze

Lester Wood- Powerlifting- Gold
These Veterans brought some hardware back home to Nevada last week! All four athletes won big, taking home a total of 7 medals. Congratulations to these athletes for their awesome performances at the 38th National Veterans Wheelchair Games! #HonoringVets  #NVWG  (From Left to Right) Leon Bostick- Archery- Gold; Trap Shooting- Gold; Table Tennis- Bronze Dan Kaminski- Slalom- Gold; Table Tennis- Gold Mike Romanaski- Basketball- Bronze Lester Wood- Powerlifting- Gold
#AmericanAirlines gave a special recognition to Documented Original #TuskegeeAirmen (DOTA) attending the Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated 47th Annual Convention in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 10, 2018.  #HonoringVets #DeptVetAffairs #Aviation #AirForce
Hell to the Mother “Fn” Yeah!!! @gruntstyle #teamserf @officialmidohio
Hell to the Mother “Fn” Yeah!!! @gruntstyle #teamserf  @officialmidohio
Traveling Vietnam War Memorial visits Hudson Mi #hudsonmichigan #vietnam #travelingvietnam #travelingvietnamwall #war #memorial #cartharsis #honoringvets #veterans #vietnamveteran #camera mall #allgavesomesomegaveall.  A grandfather speaks with his grandsons about those he served with that gave their lives.  He actually prepared them prior to visiting the memorial
Thanks @deptvetaffairs for bringing attention to Mr. Phillips and the care he’s getting at CAVHS. Great way to honor him and his service. And thanks to the VA staff in Arkansas who help these heroes. There are many hardworking folks who are doing a great job delivering care and benefits and we shouldn’t forget to acknowledge them. 
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Meet 95-year-old #WWII #Veteran Charles Phillips, who served in the Pacific as an #Army engineer. We had the honor of presenting a Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System coin to him yesterday. In this photo you see Dr. John Gocio, head of Surgery, greeting Charles Phillips. 
Thank you for your service, Charles! #HonoringVets
Thanks @deptvetaffairs for bringing attention to Mr. Phillips and the care he’s getting at CAVHS. Great way to honor him and his service. And thanks to the VA staff in Arkansas who help these heroes. There are many hardworking folks who are doing a great job delivering care and benefits and we shouldn’t forget to acknowledge them. #Repost  @deptvetaffairs with @get_repost ・・・ Meet 95-year-old #WWII  #Veteran  Charles Phillips, who served in the Pacific as an #Army  engineer. We had the honor of presenting a Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System coin to him yesterday. In this photo you see Dr. John Gocio, head of Surgery, greeting Charles Phillips. Thank you for your service, Charles! #HonoringVets 
Meet 95-year-old #WWII #Veteran Charles Phillips, who served in the Pacific as an #Army engineer. We had the honor of presenting a Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System coin to him yesterday. In this photo you see Dr. John Gocio, head of Surgery, greeting Charles Phillips. 
Thank you for your service, Charles! #HonoringVets
Meet 95-year-old #WWII  #Veteran  Charles Phillips, who served in the Pacific as an #Army  engineer. We had the honor of presenting a Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System coin to him yesterday. In this photo you see Dr. John Gocio, head of Surgery, greeting Charles Phillips. Thank you for your service, Charles! #HonoringVets 
Teen Hooks Angels for Vets:

Amanda Fournier, a 14 year old from Saranac, has spent the last two years crocheting angels and working toward a fundraising project to help Veterans at the Albany Stratton VA.

Having many relatives that served in the military, Amanda's passion to help runs deep. Earlier this year, she enlisted the help of family and friends to host a Michigan dinner and fundraising event. Amanda worked tirelessly to gather donations.

On August 4th at the American Legion in Ausable Forks, Amanda hosted an incredibly successful fundraiser. In total, she was able to raise $4,037.00 in cash and an abundance of non-perishable food items for the Voluntary Services food pantry. The proceeds of her fundraiser will go to support non-medical and recreational needs within the hospital and the Fisher House.

A huge thank you to Amanda for her hard work and dedication.  #HonoringVets
Teen Hooks Angels for Vets: Amanda Fournier, a 14 year old from Saranac, has spent the last two years crocheting angels and working toward a fundraising project to help Veterans at the Albany Stratton VA. Having many relatives that served in the military, Amanda's passion to help runs deep. Earlier this year, she enlisted the help of family and friends to host a Michigan dinner and fundraising event. Amanda worked tirelessly to gather donations. On August 4th at the American Legion in Ausable Forks, Amanda hosted an incredibly successful fundraiser. In total, she was able to raise $4,037.00 in cash and an abundance of non-perishable food items for the Voluntary Services food pantry. The proceeds of her fundraiser will go to support non-medical and recreational needs within the hospital and the Fisher House. A huge thank you to Amanda for her hard work and dedication. #HonoringVets 
Antique Photo of Grandma & Mom early 1940s, my favorite pic in the whole World #antiquephoto #familyphotography #familypictures #memorylane #familyfirst #honoringvets #honoringfamily #timegoesby Honoring Old Vintage Photos of Family how time fly’s🙏🏾🙏🏾🌹
The really great thing about being a Veteran and working for VA is that every single day really does feel like Veterans Day. It's a singular focus, and everything we do each day centers on serving Veterans. So, these aren't terribly engaging photos, but it shows the new digs. Our new office. We're star struck, seeing these great quotes and murals, it's like a daily affirmation: we're here to serve you--to provide you with the Benefits your service earned you. #HonoringVets
The really great thing about being a Veteran and working for VA is that every single day really does feel like Veterans Day. It's a singular focus, and everything we do each day centers on serving Veterans. So, these aren't terribly engaging photos, but it shows the new digs. Our new office. We're star struck, seeing these great quotes and murals, it's like a daily affirmation: we're here to serve you--to provide you with the Benefits your service earned you. #HonoringVets 
A shout out to the great volunteers who have supported the Hines, Illinois, VA Hospital Fisher House. United Rentals has been supporting the Fisher House there since 2015, donating both equipment and manpower totaling over 1 million dollars. They brought 47 volunteers out to Hines Fisher House, recently, to paint both the exterior and interior of the house, helping to maintain a beautiful environment for Veterans and their families during their recuperative stay. #HonoringVets
A shout out to the great volunteers who have supported the Hines, Illinois, VA Hospital Fisher House. United Rentals has been supporting the Fisher House there since 2015, donating both equipment and manpower totaling over 1 million dollars. They brought 47 volunteers out to Hines Fisher House, recently, to paint both the exterior and interior of the house, helping to maintain a beautiful environment for Veterans and their families during their recuperative stay. #HonoringVets 
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Lexington VA Health Care System this morning for our Renaming Ceremony. Today was a meaningful day for the families of Franklin R. Sousley and Troy Bowling as well as our Lexington Veteran community. Special thank you to our VA police, the Lexington Police Department, and Lexington Fire Department for contributing to our safety, ABC 36's Tom Kenny for being our master of ceremonies, our Veterans Canteen Service, and all our wonderful volunteers and staff who helped make today a success. #HonoringVets
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Lexington VA Health Care System this morning for our Renaming Ceremony. Today was a meaningful day for the families of Franklin R. Sousley and Troy Bowling as well as our Lexington Veteran community. Special thank you to our VA police, the Lexington Police Department, and Lexington Fire Department for contributing to our safety, ABC 36's Tom Kenny for being our master of ceremonies, our Veterans Canteen Service, and all our wonderful volunteers and staff who helped make today a success. #HonoringVets 
In case you still thought you were some sort of hard fuck warrior, you aint shit son. Regrann from @deptvetaffairs -  Thanks to Joseph DeMott for inviting us to help him celebrate his 100th birthday early in August. He has been coming to Lebanon VA Medical Center for around 50 years and he continues to go to VA for prescriptions and his sight, hearing and mobility needs. Joseph was a tech sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He served as a B-17 crewman in the Pacific Theater where his aircraft was shot down by a Japanese zero. Though he was able to get to an Allied medical treatment facility, it was eventually overrun by the Japanese military, forcing the staff to decide which patients were healthy enough to retreat. Joseph was left behind and captured. He was starved and forced into labor. Malnutrition took its toll, and Joseph's eyesight deteriorated to the point that he would be legally blind. He adapted by using what remained of his peripheral vision to continue working or he would have surely faced execution as many of his fellow prisoners had. He was released after spending more than three and a half years as a prisoner. Happy Birthday, Joseph!! #HonoringVets - #regrann
In case you still thought you were some sort of hard fuck warrior, you aint shit son. Regrann from @deptvetaffairs - Thanks to Joseph DeMott for inviting us to help him celebrate his 100th birthday early in August. He has been coming to Lebanon VA Medical Center for around 50 years and he continues to go to VA for prescriptions and his sight, hearing and mobility needs. Joseph was a tech sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He served as a B-17 crewman in the Pacific Theater where his aircraft was shot down by a Japanese zero. Though he was able to get to an Allied medical treatment facility, it was eventually overrun by the Japanese military, forcing the staff to decide which patients were healthy enough to retreat. Joseph was left behind and captured. He was starved and forced into labor. Malnutrition took its toll, and Joseph's eyesight deteriorated to the point that he would be legally blind. He adapted by using what remained of his peripheral vision to continue working or he would have surely faced execution as many of his fellow prisoners had. He was released after spending more than three and a half years as a prisoner. Happy Birthday, Joseph!! #HonoringVets  - #regrann 
Many men and women gave not only their time, but their lives to fight and defend American FREEDOM.  In honor of veterans everywhere, the League of Women Voters of the CSRA is promoting the Vote in Honor of a Vet program. 
Vote in Honor of a Vet pays tribute to the sacrifices that veterans have made throughout history to protect our freedoms and our sacred right to vote. We encourage people to honor a loved one or family member who served in the military, by completing the nomination form (see link in bio) and submitting a photo of your nominee. We will post these on our Instagram feed for a Virtual Gallery of Heroes.

We cannot say "thank you" enough for what they did for us, but we can honor them by participating in our elections. 
@leagueofwomenvoters @lwvdc @womenveteransorgcsra @woundedwarriorproject 
@connectingvets
#lwvcsra #leagueofwomenvoters #GetOutTheVote #voterregistration #voters #voting #election2018 #empowervoters #lwv2018 #empoweringvoters #defendingdemocracy #makingdemocracywork #election2018 #election #Democracy #HonorAVetVote #HonoringVets  #accesstothepolls #woundedwarriorproject  #DisabilityVote18 #CriptheVote #disabilityvote #honorvets #thankyou #veterans #service #shareyourstory #GAvotes #scvotes #nvwg
Many men and women gave not only their time, but their lives to fight and defend American FREEDOM. In honor of veterans everywhere, the League of Women Voters of the CSRA is promoting the Vote in Honor of a Vet program. Vote in Honor of a Vet pays tribute to the sacrifices that veterans have made throughout history to protect our freedoms and our sacred right to vote. We encourage people to honor a loved one or family member who served in the military, by completing the nomination form (see link in bio) and submitting a photo of your nominee. We will post these on our Instagram feed for a Virtual Gallery of Heroes. We cannot say "thank you" enough for what they did for us, but we can honor them by participating in our elections. @leagueofwomenvoters @lwvdc @womenveteransorgcsra @woundedwarriorproject @connectingvets #lwvcsra  #leagueofwomenvoters  #GetOutTheVote  #voterregistration  #voters  #voting  #election2018  #empowervoters  #lwv2018  #empoweringvoters  #defendingdemocracy  #makingdemocracywork  #election2018  #election  #Democracy  #HonorAVetVote  #HonoringVets  #accesstothepolls  #woundedwarriorproject  #DisabilityVote18  #CriptheVote  #disabilityvote  #honorvets  #thankyou  #veterans  #service  #shareyourstory  #GAvotes  #scvotes  #nvwg 
Private Roy Humphrey of Toledo, Ohio, is being given blood plasma by Pfc. Harvey White of Minneapolis, Minn., after he was wounded by shrapnel, on 9 August 1943 in Sicily. The invasion of Sicily was codenamed, “Operation Husky” and was fought between 9 July and 17 August, 1943. It involved nearly 500,00 Allied personnel, with over 2,800 American’s killed and 6,500 wounded, with nearly 700 missing in action. Wever. (Army) National Archives and Records Administration.  #HonoringVets #ThisDayinHistory
Private Roy Humphrey of Toledo, Ohio, is being given blood plasma by Pfc. Harvey White of Minneapolis, Minn., after he was wounded by shrapnel, on 9 August 1943 in Sicily. The invasion of Sicily was codenamed, “Operation Husky” and was fought between 9 July and 17 August, 1943. It involved nearly 500,00 Allied personnel, with over 2,800 American’s killed and 6,500 wounded, with nearly 700 missing in action. Wever. (Army) National Archives and Records Administration. #HonoringVets  #ThisDayinHistory 
Looking to improve your health and well-being but feel limited by your wheelchair? VA Palo Alto is offering the first Adaptive Wheelchair T’ai Chi Ch’uan course through a joint partnership between Whole Health and SCI! Join us Tuesdays, August 21 through October 9, from 11:00am – 12:00 pm (noon) in the Spinal  Cord Injury Center on our VA Palo Alto campus. Veterans must pre-register to be eligible for the program. For more information and to register, contact Jennifer.Schmid@va.gov or call 650-493-5000, ext. 1-1-66113. #wholehealth #veterans #honoringvets
Looking to improve your health and well-being but feel limited by your wheelchair? VA Palo Alto is offering the first Adaptive Wheelchair T’ai Chi Ch’uan course through a joint partnership between Whole Health and SCI! Join us Tuesdays, August 21 through October 9, from 11:00am – 12:00 pm (noon) in the Spinal Cord Injury Center on our VA Palo Alto campus. Veterans must pre-register to be eligible for the program. For more information and to register, contact Jennifer.Schmid@va.gov or call 650-493-5000, ext. 1-1-66113. #wholehealth  #veterans  #honoringvets 
Veterans are able to pick up gun locks at many VA Medical Centers and other facilities including the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and outpatient clinics. A gun lock is a device that allows a person to lock their guns from unwanted use. Veterans and their families’ safety should always be taken seriously and Suicide Prevention is everyone’s responsibility. Contact your local VA Medical Center or outpatient clinic and speak to someone about obtaining free gun locks today. You could save a life. #BeThere #HonoringVets
Veterans are able to pick up gun locks at many VA Medical Centers and other facilities including the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and outpatient clinics. A gun lock is a device that allows a person to lock their guns from unwanted use. Veterans and their families’ safety should always be taken seriously and Suicide Prevention is everyone’s responsibility. Contact your local VA Medical Center or outpatient clinic and speak to someone about obtaining free gun locks today. You could save a life. #BeThere  #HonoringVets 
Thanks to Joseph DeMott for inviting us to help him celebrate his 100th birthday early in August. He has been coming to Lebanon VA Medical Center for around 50 years and he continues to go to VA for prescriptions and his sight, hearing and mobility needs. Joseph was a tech sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He served as a B-17 crewman in the Pacific Theater where his aircraft was shot down by a Japanese zero. Though he was able to get to an Allied medical treatment facility, it was eventually overrun by the Japanese military, forcing the staff to decide which patients were healthy enough to retreat. Joseph was left behind and captured. He was starved and forced into labor. Malnutrition took its toll, and Joseph's eyesight deteriorated to the point that he would be legally blind. He adapted by using what remained of his peripheral vision to continue working or he would have surely faced execution as many of his fellow prisoners had. He was released after spending more than three and a half years as a prisoner. Happy Birthday, Joseph!! #HonoringVets
Thanks to Joseph DeMott for inviting us to help him celebrate his 100th birthday early in August. He has been coming to Lebanon VA Medical Center for around 50 years and he continues to go to VA for prescriptions and his sight, hearing and mobility needs. Joseph was a tech sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He served as a B-17 crewman in the Pacific Theater where his aircraft was shot down by a Japanese zero. Though he was able to get to an Allied medical treatment facility, it was eventually overrun by the Japanese military, forcing the staff to decide which patients were healthy enough to retreat. Joseph was left behind and captured. He was starved and forced into labor. Malnutrition took its toll, and Joseph's eyesight deteriorated to the point that he would be legally blind. He adapted by using what remained of his peripheral vision to continue working or he would have surely faced execution as many of his fellow prisoners had. He was released after spending more than three and a half years as a prisoner. Happy Birthday, Joseph!! #HonoringVets 
Local Salon Owner Tara Mueller along with Hilliary Shields and Lyndsy Day volunteered their time and expertise cutting hair again for the Veterans in the VA Butler (Pennsylvania) Healthcare Center’s Community Living Center recently. These artisans have been styling at the VA facility for almost 5 years now! They average about 35 haircuts each visit and come about every 5-6 weeks. Thank you for supporting Veterans! #HonoringVets
Local Salon Owner Tara Mueller along with Hilliary Shields and Lyndsy Day volunteered their time and expertise cutting hair again for the Veterans in the VA Butler (Pennsylvania) Healthcare Center’s Community Living Center recently. These artisans have been styling at the VA facility for almost 5 years now! They average about 35 haircuts each visit and come about every 5-6 weeks. Thank you for supporting Veterans! #HonoringVets 
Secretary Robert Wilkie was on hand Tuesday to celebrate the renaming of VA’s Tallahassee Health Care Center to the Sgt. Ernest I. “Boots” Thomas VA Clinic. Thomas, a decorated Marine, helped raise the flag on Iwo Jima in 1945. #honoringvets
Secretary Robert Wilkie was on hand Tuesday to celebrate the renaming of VA’s Tallahassee Health Care Center to the Sgt. Ernest I. “Boots” Thomas VA Clinic. Thomas, a decorated Marine, helped raise the flag on Iwo Jima in 1945. #honoringvets 
☄Guest Emma and Amy Wicklund, Fisher House Program Specialist, wind through the gardens of the Minneapolis VA Fisher House in a hidden world of fairies, gnomes and treasures. (Full story link in bio)
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Emma, a three-year-old guest, was one of the first to seek out this imaginary world at the @fisher_house_inc. Weaving through each garden with her treasure hunt guidebook in hand, Emma pointing out a green bird hidden among the leaves of the vegetable garden and a fairy nestled within the birch trees.
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When asked how the idea of the treasure hunt originated, Wicklund explained "A guest hid a fairy and told me to find it, it was impossible to find, but I eventually did, and that’s when the idea came to mind that we should do this for the children that stay here. They are going through tough times too and a fun distraction is something they can use, sometimes what they need."
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#FisherHouse #Veterans #HealthCare #VAMinneapolis #MinneapolisVA #HonoringVets #education #research #community
☄Guest Emma and Amy Wicklund, Fisher House Program Specialist, wind through the gardens of the Minneapolis VA Fisher House in a hidden world of fairies, gnomes and treasures. (Full story link in bio) . Emma, a three-year-old guest, was one of the first to seek out this imaginary world at the @fisher_house_inc. Weaving through each garden with her treasure hunt guidebook in hand, Emma pointing out a green bird hidden among the leaves of the vegetable garden and a fairy nestled within the birch trees. . When asked how the idea of the treasure hunt originated, Wicklund explained "A guest hid a fairy and told me to find it, it was impossible to find, but I eventually did, and that’s when the idea came to mind that we should do this for the children that stay here. They are going through tough times too and a fun distraction is something they can use, sometimes what they need." . #FisherHouse  #Veterans  #HealthCare  #VAMinneapolis  #MinneapolisVA  #HonoringVets  #education  #research  #community 
Today is Purple Heart Day. We take the time to honor those brave men and women who have been to hell and back for us as a nation. That is a metal that no man or woman wants to receive but we are proud and honored to have you hero’s among us. Thank you for your sacrifices and all you have done. #purpleheart #honoringallwhoserved #honoringvets #sacrifice #hero #realamerican #realamericanhero #peopletolookupto #realhero #veteran #veterans #veteranrealtor #veteranrealestateagent #usmcvet #bigblock #bigblockrealty #gghomes #greengrouprealestate #greengroup #sdrealtor #sdrealestate #sandiego #sandiegoca #sandiego_ca #sandiegoliving #combat #combatwounded #combatveteran #combatvet #🇺🇸
Today is Purple Heart Day. We take the time to honor those brave men and women who have been to hell and back for us as a nation. That is a metal that no man or woman wants to receive but we are proud and honored to have you hero’s among us. Thank you for your sacrifices and all you have done. #purpleheart  #honoringallwhoserved  #honoringvets  #sacrifice  #hero  #realamerican  #realamericanhero  #peopletolookupto  #realhero  #veteran  #veterans  #veteranrealtor  #veteranrealestateagent  #usmcvet  #bigblock  #bigblockrealty  #gghomes  #greengrouprealestate  #greengroup  #sdrealtor  #sdrealestate  #sandiego  #sandiegoca  #sandiego_ca  #sandiegoliving  #combat  #combatwounded  #combatveteran  #combatvet  #🇺🇸
On this Purple Heart Day and every day, we honor the Service Members who have sacrificed so much for this nation. Thank you for your service. #PurpleHeartDay
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#veteran #thankyouforyourservice #supportourtroops #supportourveterans #thankavet #thanksveteran #honoringvets #honoringveterans #patriotic  #usmilitary #dod #departmentofdefense #armedforces #UStroops
Recently, Robert Young, 73, and Carlie Abersold, visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Young is a Navy Veteran who served with the SeaBees, in Vietnam from 1966-68 serving as a heavy equipment operator in Danang Harbor. He had a solemn visit finding the name of his High School buddy, Willet Amendola, from Deposit, N.Y., who was killed at age 18. Photos by Stacie Hines and Robert Lynch.  #HonoringVets
Recently, Robert Young, 73, and Carlie Abersold, visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Young is a Navy Veteran who served with the SeaBees, in Vietnam from 1966-68 serving as a heavy equipment operator in Danang Harbor. He had a solemn visit finding the name of his High School buddy, Willet Amendola, from Deposit, N.Y., who was killed at age 18. Photos by Stacie Hines and Robert Lynch. #HonoringVets 
Topeka VA Medical Center celebrated two centenary birthdays this past weekend. Julia Kabance celebrated her 108th birthday. She is a Veteran whose presence has been felt since World War I. And there was a huge shout-out and celebration for Alex, known as the VA Eastern Kansas Home Based Primary Care Team local "Veteran Hero". Happy Birthday Julia and Alex!  #HonoringVets
Topeka VA Medical Center celebrated two centenary birthdays this past weekend. Julia Kabance celebrated her 108th birthday. She is a Veteran whose presence has been felt since World War I. And there was a huge shout-out and celebration for Alex, known as the VA Eastern Kansas Home Based Primary Care Team local "Veteran Hero". Happy Birthday Julia and Alex! #HonoringVets 
Today is National Purple Heart Day. Originally called the Badge of Military Merit, the Purple Heart was first awarded to soldiers by General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The Purple Heart is also the oldest military award and is still given to those wounded or killed while serving. 
Did you know Purple Heart recipients enrolled in VA care receive additional health care benefits including exemption from copays for hospital care and medical outpatient care? Find out what you may be eligible for (link in bio). #purpleheart #honoringvets #veterans
Today is National Purple Heart Day. Originally called the Badge of Military Merit, the Purple Heart was first awarded to soldiers by General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The Purple Heart is also the oldest military award and is still given to those wounded or killed while serving. Did you know Purple Heart recipients enrolled in VA care receive additional health care benefits including exemption from copays for hospital care and medical outpatient care? Find out what you may be eligible for (link in bio). #purpleheart  #honoringvets  #veterans 
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You may have seen the recent story aired on many television stations in Michigan, and abroad, regarding a donation to our VA from a young lady who raised over $2,100 by selling lemonade in Saginaw at American Legion Post 439. This is not her first time donating money to help support Veterans. This is actually her fourth annual lemonade stand for Veterans and so far she has raised around $4,200.

Thank you, Samantha, for your hard work and generous donation, again, to our VA and the Veterans we serve! #HonoringVets
#Repost  @deptvetaffairs ・・・ You may have seen the recent story aired on many television stations in Michigan, and abroad, regarding a donation to our VA from a young lady who raised over $2,100 by selling lemonade in Saginaw at American Legion Post 439. This is not her first time donating money to help support Veterans. This is actually her fourth annual lemonade stand for Veterans and so far she has raised around $4,200. Thank you, Samantha, for your hard work and generous donation, again, to our VA and the Veterans we serve! #HonoringVets 
Sad, but true. The same goes for substance abuse. If a celebrity admits they have an addiction, it is broadcasted on every media outlet. However, when a Veteran self medicates from PTSD trauma, everyone shames them & blames them for their choices.  It's hard enough to deal with the effects from a war, to only come home and feel attacked even more. This sort of thing has to change. Everyone deserves to be helped. .
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#PTSD #PTSDawareness #suicide #suicideawareness #trauma #Veteransupport #Supportourveteransandsupportourtroops #supportourtroops #supportourveterans #mentalhealth #mentalhealthissues #usarmy #usnavy #usairforce #usmarines #coastguard #usnationalguard #usmilitary #UnitedStates #Georgia #Endhomelessness #Atlanta #Metroatlanta #help #crisis #Vetetanaffairs #honoringvets
Sad, but true. The same goes for substance abuse. If a celebrity admits they have an addiction, it is broadcasted on every media outlet. However, when a Veteran self medicates from PTSD trauma, everyone shames them & blames them for their choices. It's hard enough to deal with the effects from a war, to only come home and feel attacked even more. This sort of thing has to change. Everyone deserves to be helped. . . . . . #PTSD  #PTSDawareness  #suicide  #suicideawareness  #trauma  #Veteransupport  #Supportourveteransandsupportourtroops  #supportourtroops  #supportourveterans  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthissues  #usarmy  #usnavy  #usairforce  #usmarines  #coastguard  #usnationalguard  #usmilitary  #UnitedStates  #Georgia  #Endhomelessness  #Atlanta  #Metroatlanta  #help  #crisis  #Vetetanaffairs  #honoringvets 
Delphine Metcalf-Foster, national commander for Disabled American Veterans (DAV), came to the VA #Martinez Outpatient Clinic Monday, July 30, to present awards to three #VANorCal employees for their exceptional service to Veterans - Ruben Soto, Derrick Shelton, and Lutricia Starks-Dillahunty. Congratulations to the recipients - proud to have each of you on our Martinez team! #HonoringVets
Delphine Metcalf-Foster, national commander for Disabled American Veterans (DAV), came to the VA #Martinez  Outpatient Clinic Monday, July 30, to present awards to three #VANorCal  employees for their exceptional service to Veterans - Ruben Soto, Derrick Shelton, and Lutricia Starks-Dillahunty. Congratulations to the recipients - proud to have each of you on our Martinez team! #HonoringVets 
Korean War remains return home to U.S.
In a solemn ceremony, the United States welcomes home human remains it says presumably includes Americans killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War.

Picture Credit: Reuters

#HonoringVets #KoreanWar #NeverForgotten #Repatriation #communism #dankmemes #worldwar2 #wwii #coldwar #UnitedStates #return #koreanwar #promise #korea #northkorea #southkorea #potus #abc #trump #donaldtrump #kimjongun #donaldtrump #hero #sacrifice #honor #grateful #america #usmilitary #ustroops #veterans
Korean War remains return home to U.S. In a solemn ceremony, the United States welcomes home human remains it says presumably includes Americans killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War. Picture Credit: Reuters #HonoringVets  #KoreanWar  #NeverForgotten  #Repatriation  #communism  #dankmemes  #worldwar2  #wwii  #coldwar  #UnitedStates  #return  #koreanwar  #promise  #korea  #northkorea  #southkorea  #potus  #abc  #trump  #donaldtrump  #kimjongun  #donaldtrump  #hero  #sacrifice  #honor  #grateful  #america  #usmilitary  #ustroops  #veterans 
🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 The final day of the Taste of #OrlandPark begins with the village's Veteran's Commission welcoming home all US military veterans. 
The ceremony was followed by the Welcome Home Concert featuring the CCR tribute band, Creedence Revived. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #WelcomeHome #HonoringVets #ThankYou #TasteofOrlandPark18 #TasteofOP18 #OPVetsCommission #MyOPSummer #OPSummer18
Spent The Morning Honoring My Vietnam Veteran Brothers & Sisters. Seeing The Incredible Replica Of The Wall In DC Was AvSolemn Reminder Of The Price We As A Nation Have Paid And The Epic Sacrifices Made By Military Service Members And Their Families. #BlessThemAll #honoringvets #restinpeace 👨🏼‍✈️🇺🇸🙏🏿
Spent The Morning Honoring My Vietnam Veteran Brothers & Sisters. Seeing The Incredible Replica Of The Wall In DC Was AvSolemn Reminder Of The Price We As A Nation Have Paid And The Epic Sacrifices Made By Military Service Members And Their Families. #BlessThemAll  #honoringvets  #restinpeace  👨🏼‍✈️🇺🇸🙏🏿
So thankful for the men and women who serve and have served our country. We are proud to be Americans! Thank you Veterans!!!! John 15:13

#purlieulandscapes #shareslo #VeteransDay #VeteransDay2018 #Veterans #usveterans #Military #usmilitary #USA #ThankAVet #Patriotic #Marines #usmarines #Army #AirForce #usairforce #CoastGuard #Navy #usnavy #navyseals #ussoldiers #americansoldier #armedforces #HonoringVets #GodBlessTheUSA