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Had the honor of seeing, touching, and then watching the take-off/flight/landing of THE first-in C-47 to invade Normandy on D-Day. Nicknamed “That’s All, Brother,” she’s open for tours tomorrow!
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“That’s All, Brother” recently underwent a staggering 22,000 hour restoration and also sports a period-authentic livery. .
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Regardless of your feelings about war, the opportunity to WITNESS a piece of real, live history... hear the engines, smell the exhaust, imagine a whole large group of these planes taking off that day, packed to the gills with men who KNEW what their mission was... 😱 it really makes a person THINK. Reflect. Pay humble #tribute and #honor. So many of those dearly-loved souls never came back home. .
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Mad props to the Commemorative Air Force Wing @cafwisconsin for putting together such a fabulous event in #JanesvilleWI! Thank you for bringing history alive. ❤️
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Had the honor of seeing, touching, and then watching the take-off/flight/landing of THE first-in C-47 to invade Normandy on D-Day. Nicknamed “That’s All, Brother,” she’s open for tours tomorrow! . . “That’s All, Brother” recently underwent a staggering 22,000 hour restoration and also sports a period-authentic livery. . . Regardless of your feelings about war, the opportunity to WITNESS a piece of real, live history... hear the engines, smell the exhaust, imagine a whole large group of these planes taking off that day, packed to the gills with men who KNEW what their mission was... 😱 it really makes a person THINK. Reflect. Pay humble #tribute  and #honor . So many of those dearly-loved souls never came back home. . . Mad props to the Commemorative Air Force Wing @cafwisconsin for putting together such a fabulous event in #JanesvilleWI ! Thank you for bringing history alive. ❤️ . . #military  #history  #historybuff  #veterans  #honoringvets  #honorvets  #vfw  #warbirds  #warbirdlovers  #missmitchell  #thatsallbrother  #normandy  #dday  #restoration  #stunning  #livinghistory  #militaryaviation  #aviation  #aviationlovers  #aviationgeek  #militaryhistory  #warbirdweekend  #familyweekend  #kidfriendly  #mommyday 
TGIF... #gettingmygrindon💰 #helpingtransitioningservicemember #honoringvets #Blessed👨🏼‍✈️🙏🏿😎
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100 years-ago today, July 19, 1918, the American cruiser U.S.S. San Diego was sunk by enemy action off Fire Island, New York, with the loss of 6 sailors from the nearly 1,200 officers and crew. The San Diego was the only major warship lost by the U.S. during World War I. Originally named the U.S.S. California, she was renamed to follow a new policy of giving state names to battleships, city names to cruisers. San Diego served in the Pacific and the Caribbean from 1908 to 1914. She ran convoy duty during World War I and was sunk by either a mine or torpedo during a cruise from Portsmouth, N.H., to New York. She sank in 28 minutes. During World War I, from all theaters, over 400 American sailors were killed and over 800 wounded. In 2017, the U.S. Navy announced plans to survey the wreck to determine the exact cause of the sinking. The wreck lies in 100 feet of water a few miles south of Long Island.  #ThisDayInHistory #HonoringVets 
1.  Painting by Francis Muller, 1920-Courtesy Naval Historical and Heritage Command 
2.  U.S.S. San Diego in San Diego harbor, 1916 U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command
#Repost  @deptvetaffairs (@get_repost) ・・・ 100 years-ago today, July 19, 1918, the American cruiser U.S.S. San Diego was sunk by enemy action off Fire Island, New York, with the loss of 6 sailors from the nearly 1,200 officers and crew. The San Diego was the only major warship lost by the U.S. during World War I. Originally named the U.S.S. California, she was renamed to follow a new policy of giving state names to battleships, city names to cruisers. San Diego served in the Pacific and the Caribbean from 1908 to 1914. She ran convoy duty during World War I and was sunk by either a mine or torpedo during a cruise from Portsmouth, N.H., to New York. She sank in 28 minutes. During World War I, from all theaters, over 400 American sailors were killed and over 800 wounded. In 2017, the U.S. Navy announced plans to survey the wreck to determine the exact cause of the sinking. The wreck lies in 100 feet of water a few miles south of Long Island. #ThisDayInHistory  #HonoringVets  1. Painting by Francis Muller, 1920-Courtesy Naval Historical and Heritage Command 2. U.S.S. San Diego in San Diego harbor, 1916 U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command
The Visual Impairment Services Team at Detroit VA Medical Center held an annual wellness program last week. Visually impaired Veterans were paired with visually impaired kids from the Detroit metro area for a therapeutic recreational outing. This was their 3rd annual outing partnering with the Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Summer Enrichment Camp. The medical center was thrilled to host the event. Visually impaired Veterans and children played adaptive shuffleboard together, "I Spy" (using visual adaptive aids), "tactile guess the object” (using touch to determine an object), using a "Colorino" color detector adaptive device, and an introduction to Yoga. Finally, a wonderful lunch was shared. This event is magical and benefits both the Veterans and kids! The Veterans witness and enjoy the children’s resilience, curiosity and adaptiveness. The kids love to try the new activities and are always surprised to learn that there are adults who cannot see, just like them! The team also takes the time to teach the children what it means to be a Veteran and encourages them to learn which branch of the military their “partners” served in. THANK YOU to all who attended and assisted with the event! #HonoringVets
The Visual Impairment Services Team at Detroit VA Medical Center held an annual wellness program last week. Visually impaired Veterans were paired with visually impaired kids from the Detroit metro area for a therapeutic recreational outing. This was their 3rd annual outing partnering with the Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Summer Enrichment Camp. The medical center was thrilled to host the event. Visually impaired Veterans and children played adaptive shuffleboard together, "I Spy" (using visual adaptive aids), "tactile guess the object” (using touch to determine an object), using a "Colorino" color detector adaptive device, and an introduction to Yoga. Finally, a wonderful lunch was shared. This event is magical and benefits both the Veterans and kids! The Veterans witness and enjoy the children’s resilience, curiosity and adaptiveness. The kids love to try the new activities and are always surprised to learn that there are adults who cannot see, just like them! The team also takes the time to teach the children what it means to be a Veteran and encourages them to learn which branch of the military their “partners” served in. THANK YOU to all who attended and assisted with the event! #HonoringVets 
Today, National Cemetery Administration observes the anniversary of the public debut of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii. Established on the slopes of the Punchbowl-shaped crater overlooking Honolulu after World War II, it became home to the remains of the approximately 13,000 troops who died in the Pacific Theater, and native Hawaiians who died in the war. The first burial was in January 1949. Six months later, on July 19, the national cemetery opened to the public with services for an unknown serviceman, two marines, an army lieutenant, and war correspondent Ernie Pyle. NCA partners with communities and organizations across the nation who share its mission to ensure Veterans’ service and sacrifice inspires Americans for generations to come. #HonoringVets #ThisDayInHistory
Today, National Cemetery Administration observes the anniversary of the public debut of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii. Established on the slopes of the Punchbowl-shaped crater overlooking Honolulu after World War II, it became home to the remains of the approximately 13,000 troops who died in the Pacific Theater, and native Hawaiians who died in the war. The first burial was in January 1949. Six months later, on July 19, the national cemetery opened to the public with services for an unknown serviceman, two marines, an army lieutenant, and war correspondent Ernie Pyle. NCA partners with communities and organizations across the nation who share its mission to ensure Veterans’ service and sacrifice inspires Americans for generations to come. #HonoringVets  #ThisDayInHistory 
A big thanks to @tech4troops and @usbank for their partnership and donation of 100 laptops to Veterans at @milwaukeeva. These Veterans can now use their computers for school, ordering medications, talking to their VA doctor, paying bills, etc. Tech For Troops collected and refurbished the computers with grant funding from U.S. Bank. Volunteers from both groups were on hand early July 4 to set up workstations, refurbish and hand out the computers. #HonoringVets
A big thanks to @tech4troops and @usbank for their partnership and donation of 100 laptops to Veterans at @milwaukeeva. These Veterans can now use their computers for school, ordering medications, talking to their VA doctor, paying bills, etc. Tech For Troops collected and refurbished the computers with grant funding from U.S. Bank. Volunteers from both groups were on hand early July 4 to set up workstations, refurbish and hand out the computers. #HonoringVets 
100 years-ago today, July 19, 1918, the American cruiser U.S.S. San Diego was sunk by enemy action off Fire Island, New York, with the loss of 6 sailors from the nearly 1,200 officers and crew. The San Diego was the only major warship lost by the U.S. during World War I. Originally named the U.S.S. California, she was renamed to follow a new policy of giving state names to battleships, city names to cruisers. San Diego served in the Pacific and the Caribbean from 1908 to 1914. She ran convoy duty during World War I and was sunk by either a mine or torpedo during a cruise from Portsmouth, N.H., to New York. She sank in 28 minutes. During World War I, from all theaters, over 400 American sailors were killed and over 800 wounded. In 2017, the U.S. Navy announced plans to survey the wreck to determine the exact cause of the sinking. The wreck lies in 100 feet of water a few miles south of Long Island.  #ThisDayInHistory #HonoringVets 
1.  Painting by Francis Muller, 1920-Courtesy Naval Historical and Heritage Command 
2.  U.S.S. San Diego in San Diego harbor, 1916 U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command
100 years-ago today, July 19, 1918, the American cruiser U.S.S. San Diego was sunk by enemy action off Fire Island, New York, with the loss of 6 sailors from the nearly 1,200 officers and crew. The San Diego was the only major warship lost by the U.S. during World War I. Originally named the U.S.S. California, she was renamed to follow a new policy of giving state names to battleships, city names to cruisers. San Diego served in the Pacific and the Caribbean from 1908 to 1914. She ran convoy duty during World War I and was sunk by either a mine or torpedo during a cruise from Portsmouth, N.H., to New York. She sank in 28 minutes. During World War I, from all theaters, over 400 American sailors were killed and over 800 wounded. In 2017, the U.S. Navy announced plans to survey the wreck to determine the exact cause of the sinking. The wreck lies in 100 feet of water a few miles south of Long Island. #ThisDayInHistory  #HonoringVets  1. Painting by Francis Muller, 1920-Courtesy Naval Historical and Heritage Command 2. U.S.S. San Diego in San Diego harbor, 1916 U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command
🎓 In June 2018, the RN Transition to Practice Program graduated 17 nurses. This VA program is designed to support new RNs from entry-level, advanced beginner to competent professional nurses. It is a 12-month developmental program that includes clinical, leadership and professional transition. 🏥 
Left to right: Wendy Martin, Nicolis Baumgard, Tam Do, Mary Dunn, Jessica McDaniel, Sarah Kleckner, Mary Kate McMahon, Darcy Schaller, Crystal Herrington
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#Veterans #HealthCare #VAMinneapolis #MinneapolisVA #HonoringVets #education #research #community #RN #nurses #nursing
🎓 In June 2018, the RN Transition to Practice Program graduated 17 nurses. This VA program is designed to support new RNs from entry-level, advanced beginner to competent professional nurses. It is a 12-month developmental program that includes clinical, leadership and professional transition. 🏥 Left to right: Wendy Martin, Nicolis Baumgard, Tam Do, Mary Dunn, Jessica McDaniel, Sarah Kleckner, Mary Kate McMahon, Darcy Schaller, Crystal Herrington . . . #Veterans  #HealthCare  #VAMinneapolis  #MinneapolisVA  #HonoringVets  #education  #research  #community  #RN  #nurses  #nursing 
National Disability Voter Registration Week is July 16-22nd! 
Studies show that supporting and encouraging the vote of just one person can have a #RippleEffect. Together, we can increase the political power of the disability community. Check the link in our bio. Contact the League for information on you can get involved.
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#REVUP #DisabilityVote18 #CriptheVote #disabilityvote #VoteDisability #VoterRights #VotingRights #disability #peoplewithdisabilities #access #disabilityinclusion #vote #getoutthevote #disabilities #lwvcsra #leagueofwomenvoters #GetOutTheVote #voterregistration #voters #voting #election2018 #empowervoters #lwv2018 #empoweringvoters #HonorAVetVote #HonoringVets #FreedomisnotFree #woundedwarriors #election
National Disability Voter Registration Week is July 16-22nd! Studies show that supporting and encouraging the vote of just one person can have a #RippleEffect . Together, we can increase the political power of the disability community. Check the link in our bio. Contact the League for information on you can get involved. @woundedwarriorproject @womenveteransorgcsra #REVUP  #DisabilityVote18  #CriptheVote  #disabilityvote  #VoteDisability  #VoterRights  #VotingRights  #disability  #peoplewithdisabilities  #access  #disabilityinclusion  #vote  #getoutthevote  #disabilities  #lwvcsra  #leagueofwomenvoters  #GetOutTheVote  #voterregistration  #voters  #voting  #election2018  #empowervoters  #lwv2018  #empoweringvoters  #HonorAVetVote  #HonoringVets  #FreedomisnotFree  #woundedwarriors  #election 
The LWV will be hosting its inaugural session of Drinks & Dialogue on Thursday, July 26 with the topic: Disabled Voter Rights. Local veteran and disability rights advocate, Tim Hollobaugh will open the discussion. The public is invited to join us for casual conversation at the World of Beer from 5:30-7:00

#lwvcsra #leagueofwomenvoters #GetOutTheVote #voterregistration #voters #voting #election2018 #empowervoters #lwv2018 #empoweringvoters #defendingdemocracy #makingdemocracywork; #drinks&dialogue #drinks&dialogue2018 #REVUP #DisabilityVote18 #CriptheVote #disabilityvote #VoteDisability #VoterRights #disability #peoplewithdisabilities #access #accessible #mobility #togetherwecan #HonorAVetVote #HonoringVets #Vote411 #ivote
The LWV will be hosting its inaugural session of Drinks & Dialogue on Thursday, July 26 with the topic: Disabled Voter Rights. Local veteran and disability rights advocate, Tim Hollobaugh will open the discussion. The public is invited to join us for casual conversation at the World of Beer from 5:30-7:00 #lwvcsra  #leagueofwomenvoters  #GetOutTheVote  #voterregistration  #voters  #voting  #election2018  #empowervoters  #lwv2018  #empoweringvoters  #defendingdemocracy  #makingdemocracywork ; #drinks &dialogue #drinks &dialogue2018 #REVUP  #DisabilityVote18  #CriptheVote  #disabilityvote  #VoteDisability  #VoterRights  #disability  #peoplewithdisabilities  #access  #accessible  #mobility  #togetherwecan  #HonorAVetVote  #HonoringVets  #Vote411  #ivote 
The Fargo, North Dakota VA Medical Foster Home Program enjoyed a day out on Detroit Lake last week courtesy of “Let’s Go Fishing.” Thanks to the helpful guides, many fish were caught and a great time was had by all! To learn more about the Medical Foster Home Program at Fargo VAMC, visit: https://www.fargo.va.gov/services/MFH_Program.asp #HonoringVets
The Fargo, North Dakota VA Medical Foster Home Program enjoyed a day out on Detroit Lake last week courtesy of “Let’s Go Fishing.” Thanks to the helpful guides, many fish were caught and a great time was had by all! To learn more about the Medical Foster Home Program at Fargo VAMC, visit: https://www.fargo.va.gov/services/MFH_Program.asp #HonoringVets 
Looking in on the Long Term Care Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. It has 26 beds and serves Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries, ALS and MS. It's a unique unit for a medical center because these Veterans have no plans for discharge. On July 12, VA staff met with their resident council to discuss opportunities for guest speakers, visitors and future outings in and around Cleveland. #HonoringVets
Looking in on the Long Term Care Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. It has 26 beds and serves Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries, ALS and MS. It's a unique unit for a medical center because these Veterans have no plans for discharge. On July 12, VA staff met with their resident council to discuss opportunities for guest speakers, visitors and future outings in and around Cleveland. #HonoringVets 
Military service seals make beautiful centerpieces in entryways, decor in corporate buildings and in public plazas underfoot. They provide ornamental appeal to each and every space they are installed.
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Looking to assemble a presentation plaque? Add one of the gorgeous seals to the assembled layout and you have a beautiful piece that can be used for almost any occasion.
Military service seals make beautiful centerpieces in entryways, decor in corporate buildings and in public plazas underfoot. They provide ornamental appeal to each and every space they are installed. . Looking to assemble a presentation plaque? Add one of the gorgeous seals to the assembled layout and you have a beautiful piece that can be used for almost any occasion.
74-years ago today, July 17, 1944, at Port Chicago, near San Francisco, 320 men were instantly killed, and 1,000 injured in a munitions explosion, America's worst home front disaster of the war. Everyone within 1,000 feet of the loading dock blast perished; Sailors, Marines, Navy Armed Guard, Coast Guardsmen, Merchant Marines, and working civilians. Over 200 of the deaths were young African-American enlisted sailors loading high explosives. Injured sailors received unequal treatment based on their race. Many African-American sailors refused to return to work, given the poor working conditions and lack of training that led to the accident. A mutiny trial was held, 50 black sailors convicted in the largest naval trial of its kind in the U.S. These convictions still stand today despite efforts to overturn them. The explosion, the mutiny trial and the response by African-American communities exposed the shameful injustices of racism in the military, and these events were a catalyst for the armed services and the nation to weigh the costs of racial segregation. (Article and photo National Park Service) #HonoringVets #ThisDayInHistory
74-years ago today, July 17, 1944, at Port Chicago, near San Francisco, 320 men were instantly killed, and 1,000 injured in a munitions explosion, America's worst home front disaster of the war. Everyone within 1,000 feet of the loading dock blast perished; Sailors, Marines, Navy Armed Guard, Coast Guardsmen, Merchant Marines, and working civilians. Over 200 of the deaths were young African-American enlisted sailors loading high explosives. Injured sailors received unequal treatment based on their race. Many African-American sailors refused to return to work, given the poor working conditions and lack of training that led to the accident. A mutiny trial was held, 50 black sailors convicted in the largest naval trial of its kind in the U.S. These convictions still stand today despite efforts to overturn them. The explosion, the mutiny trial and the response by African-American communities exposed the shameful injustices of racism in the military, and these events were a catalyst for the armed services and the nation to weigh the costs of racial segregation. (Article and photo National Park Service) #HonoringVets  #ThisDayInHistory 
Hines, Illinois, VA Hospital Spinal Cord Chief, Dr. Michael Richardson, has been recognized by the Paralyzed Veterans of America for his years of dedicated service. The award was presented by Josue Cordova, Vaughan Chapter President. #ChooseVA #ChooseHines #HonoringVets
Hines, Illinois, VA Hospital Spinal Cord Chief, Dr. Michael Richardson, has been recognized by the Paralyzed Veterans of America for his years of dedicated service. The award was presented by Josue Cordova, Vaughan Chapter President. #ChooseVA  #ChooseHines  #HonoringVets 
Veterans, VA Pittsburgh employees and UPS volunteers joined forces recently to beautify Veterans' homes in two Pittsburgh neighborhoods. VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and UPS combined forces to beautify homes in May. Veterans in VA Pittsburgh's Compensated Work Therapy/Transitional Residence program joined 30 UPS workers to plant flowers, spread mulch, mow grass, trim hedges, paint fences and more. UPS workers solicited donations to cover the beautification program's costs. They also dipped into their own funds to purchase hanging flower baskets, bird feeders and outside chairs for the homes. 
CWT/TR is a community-based, inpatient treatment program that falls under VA Pittsburgh's Vocational Services Department. It assists Veterans with recovery, housing, employment, independent living, money management/savings and overall wellness. CWT/TR participants pay a program fee to live in the VA-owned homes along the two streets where the beautification project took place. #HonoringVets
Veterans, VA Pittsburgh employees and UPS volunteers joined forces recently to beautify Veterans' homes in two Pittsburgh neighborhoods. VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and UPS combined forces to beautify homes in May. Veterans in VA Pittsburgh's Compensated Work Therapy/Transitional Residence program joined 30 UPS workers to plant flowers, spread mulch, mow grass, trim hedges, paint fences and more. UPS workers solicited donations to cover the beautification program's costs. They also dipped into their own funds to purchase hanging flower baskets, bird feeders and outside chairs for the homes. CWT/TR is a community-based, inpatient treatment program that falls under VA Pittsburgh's Vocational Services Department. It assists Veterans with recovery, housing, employment, independent living, money management/savings and overall wellness. CWT/TR participants pay a program fee to live in the VA-owned homes along the two streets where the beautification project took place. #HonoringVets 
Albany Stratton VA Medical Center celebrated the 100th birthday of Army Veteran Robert Velett, recently. Velett enlisted at 17 and served for 7 years in the military. Bob says he enjoyed his time in the service, including: drinking, having fun and serving our country. Bob was happily married to his bride, Beverly, for 35 years. He has two children and still can't believe his son is in his 70’s!  Bob earned his living doing a little bit of everything, with a real passion for painting. His favorite pastimes are fishing and reading the newspaper, following advances made in medicine. Apparently, the articles he's been reading have been helpful! Albany Stratton VA is so happy to be serving his health care needs and wish him a very special, Happy Birthday with 100 more to come! #HonoringVets
Albany Stratton VA Medical Center celebrated the 100th birthday of Army Veteran Robert Velett, recently. Velett enlisted at 17 and served for 7 years in the military. Bob says he enjoyed his time in the service, including: drinking, having fun and serving our country. Bob was happily married to his bride, Beverly, for 35 years. He has two children and still can't believe his son is in his 70’s! Bob earned his living doing a little bit of everything, with a real passion for painting. His favorite pastimes are fishing and reading the newspaper, following advances made in medicine. Apparently, the articles he's been reading have been helpful! Albany Stratton VA is so happy to be serving his health care needs and wish him a very special, Happy Birthday with 100 more to come! #HonoringVets 
Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Moran (Ret.), affectionately known as the "Old Soldier," flips through a book on the Korean War during a portrait session in his home in Odenton, Maryland, while sharing stories about his military commitment to the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve during 65 years of service both as an enlisted Soldier and as a Department of the Army civilian. Moran served in Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Cambodia and during Desert Storm. He was instrumental in standing up the 220th Military Police Brigade, which has since become the 200th Military Police Command and is the largest military police organization in the U.S. Department of Defense. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret) #HonoringVets
Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Moran (Ret.), affectionately known as the "Old Soldier," flips through a book on the Korean War during a portrait session in his home in Odenton, Maryland, while sharing stories about his military commitment to the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve during 65 years of service both as an enlisted Soldier and as a Department of the Army civilian. Moran served in Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Cambodia and during Desert Storm. He was instrumental in standing up the 220th Military Police Brigade, which has since become the 200th Military Police Command and is the largest military police organization in the U.S. Department of Defense. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret) #HonoringVets 
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100 years-ago today, July 15, 1918, the Second Battle of the Marne began, the last major German offensive of World War 1. The Germans were ultimately beaten back by Allied forces, with American "Doughboys” joining the allied fight for the first time in numbers, leading to approximately 12,000 dead or wounded American soldiers and Marines in the action also known as the Battle of Chateau-Thierry. This battle led to the Armistice with Germany about 100 days later. Of the over 4 million U.S. military personnel mobilized, nearly 110,000 Americans gave their lives in service to their country during World War 1. Photo: M. and Mme. Baloux of Brieulles-sur-Bar, France, under German occupation for four years, greeting soldiers of the 308th and 166th Infantries upon their arrival during the American advance. Photo by Lt. Adrian C. Duff. (Army) #HonoringVets #ThisDayInHistory
#Repost  @deptvetaffairs ・・・ 100 years-ago today, July 15, 1918, the Second Battle of the Marne began, the last major German offensive of World War 1. The Germans were ultimately beaten back by Allied forces, with American "Doughboys” joining the allied fight for the first time in numbers, leading to approximately 12,000 dead or wounded American soldiers and Marines in the action also known as the Battle of Chateau-Thierry. This battle led to the Armistice with Germany about 100 days later. Of the over 4 million U.S. military personnel mobilized, nearly 110,000 Americans gave their lives in service to their country during World War 1. Photo: M. and Mme. Baloux of Brieulles-sur-Bar, France, under German occupation for four years, greeting soldiers of the 308th and 166th Infantries upon their arrival during the American advance. Photo by Lt. Adrian C. Duff. (Army) #HonoringVets  #ThisDayInHistory 
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100 years-ago today, July 15, 1918, the Second Battle of the Marne began, the last major German offensive of World War 1. The Germans were ultimately beaten back by Allied forces, with American "Doughboys” joining the allied fight for the first time in numbers, leading to approximately 12,000 dead or wounded American soldiers and Marines in the action also known as the Battle of Chateau-Thierry. This battle led to the Armistice with Germany about 100 days later. Of the over 4 million U.S. military personnel mobilized, nearly 110,000 Americans gave their lives in service to their country during World War 1. Photo: M. and Mme. Baloux of Brieulles-sur-Bar, France, under German occupation for four years, greeting soldiers of the 308th and 166th Infantries upon their arrival during the American advance. Photo by Lt. Adrian C. Duff. (Army) #HonoringVets #ThisDayInHistory
#Repost  @deptvetaffairs (@get_repost) ・・・ 100 years-ago today, July 15, 1918, the Second Battle of the Marne began, the last major German offensive of World War 1. The Germans were ultimately beaten back by Allied forces, with American "Doughboys” joining the allied fight for the first time in numbers, leading to approximately 12,000 dead or wounded American soldiers and Marines in the action also known as the Battle of Chateau-Thierry. This battle led to the Armistice with Germany about 100 days later. Of the over 4 million U.S. military personnel mobilized, nearly 110,000 Americans gave their lives in service to their country during World War 1. Photo: M. and Mme. Baloux of Brieulles-sur-Bar, France, under German occupation for four years, greeting soldiers of the 308th and 166th Infantries upon their arrival during the American advance. Photo by Lt. Adrian C. Duff. (Army) #HonoringVets  #ThisDayInHistory 
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A monument edicated to all Veterans of Montpelier, Ohio and Superior Township who served their country and returned to continue to serve their community in countless ways.

We want to spotlight the memorials and monuments in your area. Send us a picture of a memorial with the name of the site, the location, your name - and Instagram handle (if you have one) to newmedia@va.gov #VeteransMemorial #honoringvets
#Repost  @deptvetaffairs with @get_repost ・・・ A monument edicated to all Veterans of Montpelier, Ohio and Superior Township who served their country and returned to continue to serve their community in countless ways. We want to spotlight the memorials and monuments in your area. Send us a picture of a memorial with the name of the site, the location, your name - and Instagram handle (if you have one) to newmedia@va.gov #VeteransMemorial  #honoringvets 
Just a small part of a granite wall honoring Veterans of all wars in Nacogdoches County, Texas.
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We want to spotlight the memorials and monuments in your area. Send us a picture of a memorial with the name of the site, the location, your name - and Instagram handle (if you have one) to newmedia@va.gov #VeteransMemorial #honoringvets
Just a small part of a granite wall honoring Veterans of all wars in Nacogdoches County, Texas. ... We want to spotlight the memorials and monuments in your area. Send us a picture of a memorial with the name of the site, the location, your name - and Instagram handle (if you have one) to newmedia@va.gov #VeteransMemorial  #honoringvets 
WE R BUFFALO STRONG honoring local Veterans around Buffalo by hosting a Service Recognition dinner! Very special to be a part of...the oldest Veteran was 95 years old.  Next weekend is our next event to feed and clothe the homeless again! Shout out to Evette Phillips for all she does as the Founder and Organizer of such a great group. And a special thanks to @anthonykissdj for making an appearance to show support!! #ifnotmethenwho #ifnotusthenwho #veterans #honoringvets #feedthehomeless #makeadifference #positiveimpact #716 #kiss985buffalo #kiss985 #buffalove #blessed #compassion #love #dontjudge #proud #tearsshed #proudmom
WE R BUFFALO STRONG honoring local Veterans around Buffalo by hosting a Service Recognition dinner! Very special to be a part of...the oldest Veteran was 95 years old. Next weekend is our next event to feed and clothe the homeless again! Shout out to Evette Phillips for all she does as the Founder and Organizer of such a great group. And a special thanks to @anthonykissdj for making an appearance to show support!! #ifnotmethenwho  #ifnotusthenwho  #veterans  #honoringvets  #feedthehomeless  #makeadifference  #positiveimpact  #716  #kiss985buffalo  #kiss985  #buffalove  #blessed  #compassion  #love  #dontjudge  #proud  #tearsshed  #proudmom 
Isabel is one of 73 teens volunteering with us this summer! She volunteers in the Physical Therapy department, where she observes therapists treating patients, retrieves vital machines, pajamas, and other items for the therapist, freeing them to assist patients. Our longtime adult volunteer Martina Boe helps Isabel in the Outpatient Physical Therapy section. Thank you, Isabel and Martina, for spending your time helping our Veterans! #HonoringVets #ChooseVA #Volunteer #GiveBack
Isabel is one of 73 teens volunteering with us this summer! She volunteers in the Physical Therapy department, where she observes therapists treating patients, retrieves vital machines, pajamas, and other items for the therapist, freeing them to assist patients. Our longtime adult volunteer Martina Boe helps Isabel in the Outpatient Physical Therapy section. Thank you, Isabel and Martina, for spending your time helping our Veterans! #HonoringVets  #ChooseVA  #Volunteer  #GiveBack 
25 down, 25 to go! 💕🎉💕 #Repost @downfor50 with @get_repost
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Thanks to our fantastic partner dropzones and project sponsors, we’re celebrating the halfway point of #downfor50 at @start_skydiving in Ohio. Wouldn’t have made it this far without that love and support—now let’s send this thing together, y’all! #honoringvets #honortheirsacrifice .
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25 down, 25 to go! 💕🎉💕 #Repost  @downfor50 with @get_repost ・・・ Thanks to our fantastic partner dropzones and project sponsors, we’re celebrating the halfway point of #downfor50  at @start_skydiving in Ohio. Wouldn’t have made it this far without that love and support—now let’s send this thing together, y’all! #honoringvets  #honortheirsacrifice  . . . @operationenduringwarrior @hurricanefactory @gethypoxic @uptvector @cypresaad @nzaerosports @verticalsuits @lbaltimeters @cookiehelmets
Thanks to our fantastic partner dropzones and project sponsors, we’re celebrating the halfway point of #downfor50 at @start_skydiving in Ohio. Wouldn’t have made it this far without that love and support—now let’s send this thing together, y’all! #honoringvets #honortheirsacrifice .
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Thanks to our fantastic partner dropzones and project sponsors, we’re celebrating the halfway point of #downfor50  at @start_skydiving in Ohio. Wouldn’t have made it this far without that love and support—now let’s send this thing together, y’all! #honoringvets  #honortheirsacrifice  . . . @operationenduringwarrior @hurricanefactory @gethypoxic @uptvector @cypresaad @nzaerosports @verticalsuits @lbaltimeters @cookiehelmets
Posted on FB a while ago but sharing here too... Motivation can take so many forms. Lately, for me, it’s a Texas A&M shirt. My grandfather was a member of the Corps of Cadets 1939-1941. Then, Pearl Harbor happened. He immediately joined the Army Air Forces, flew B-17 and B-29 bombers, became a flight instructor, was sent to the Pacific Theatre, and by the end of WWII found himself in Los Angeles with a wife and a baby on the way. He never finished his degree at A&M, but always wished he had been able to, even though he became successful anyway. I am his only grandchild; he set aside funding for my education before I was even born. I have 2 degrees thanks to him, but I always wanted to follow in his footsteps and contribute to something bigger the way he did. He lived a life of service and provided such a wonderful example. It’s been 26 years since he passed, but I know he would tell me to go for every single goal, to be the best person I can be, and to never ever give up. Friends, if you’re ever feeling stuck, remember the people who’ve loved you and just keep on going. Your daily effort honors everyone who ever believed in you. #goaggies #missyougrandpa #greatestgeneration
Posted on FB a while ago but sharing here too... Motivation can take so many forms. Lately, for me, it’s a Texas A&M shirt. My grandfather was a member of the Corps of Cadets 1939-1941. Then, Pearl Harbor happened. He immediately joined the Army Air Forces, flew B-17 and B-29 bombers, became a flight instructor, was sent to the Pacific Theatre, and by the end of WWII found himself in Los Angeles with a wife and a baby on the way. He never finished his degree at A&M, but always wished he had been able to, even though he became successful anyway. I am his only grandchild; he set aside funding for my education before I was even born. I have 2 degrees thanks to him, but I always wanted to follow in his footsteps and contribute to something bigger the way he did. He lived a life of service and provided such a wonderful example. It’s been 26 years since he passed, but I know he would tell me to go for every single goal, to be the best person I can be, and to never ever give up. Friends, if you’re ever feeling stuck, remember the people who’ve loved you and just keep on going. Your daily effort honors everyone who ever believed in you. #goaggies  #missyougrandpa  #greatestgeneration 
Edward Iannuccilli, right, a former Army medic who served a combat tour in the Vietnam War, assists a Fort Carson flag detail during a retreat ceremony July 3, 2018, at Founder’s Field. (Photo by Scott Prater) #honoringvets
Edward Iannuccilli, right, a former Army medic who served a combat tour in the Vietnam War, assists a Fort Carson flag detail during a retreat ceremony July 3, 2018, at Founder’s Field. (Photo by Scott Prater) #honoringvets 
A monument edicated to all Veterans of Montpelier, Ohio and Superior Township who served their country and returned to continue to serve their community in countless ways.

We want to spotlight the memorials and monuments in your area. Send us a picture of a memorial with the name of the site, the location, your name - and Instagram handle (if you have one) to newmedia@va.gov #VeteransMemorial #honoringvets
A monument edicated to all Veterans of Montpelier, Ohio and Superior Township who served their country and returned to continue to serve their community in countless ways. We want to spotlight the memorials and monuments in your area. Send us a picture of a memorial with the name of the site, the location, your name - and Instagram handle (if you have one) to newmedia@va.gov #VeteransMemorial  #honoringvets 
White River Junction VA Medical Center in Vermont thanks its respected Recreation Therapy program as the nation wraps up National Therapeutic Recreation Week. VA thanks local Recreational Therapist, Jen, for all the hard work she has put into building up their adaptive sports clinics offered to Veterans throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. #HonoringVets
White River Junction VA Medical Center in Vermont thanks its respected Recreation Therapy program as the nation wraps up National Therapeutic Recreation Week. VA thanks local Recreational Therapist, Jen, for all the hard work she has put into building up their adaptive sports clinics offered to Veterans throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. #HonoringVets 
Our Executive Director, Erin Wambold, tells us why she joined the team at Shining Honor Project and why she feels the need to serve in the community. “It’s a great opportunity to be able to get to know others in the community better and have the opportunity to really help make an impact for adults with developmental challenges. Also, on a personal level to be able to honor our nation's veterans because I have family that served as well.” #shininghonor #shininhonorproject #honoringvets #veterans #nonprofit #tulsa #oklahoma
Our Executive Director, Erin Wambold, tells us why she joined the team at Shining Honor Project and why she feels the need to serve in the community. “It’s a great opportunity to be able to get to know others in the community better and have the opportunity to really help make an impact for adults with developmental challenges. Also, on a personal level to be able to honor our nation's veterans because I have family that served as well.” #shininghonor  #shininhonorproject  #honoringvets  #veterans  #nonprofit  #tulsa  #oklahoma 
Walla Walla, Washington, VA Medical Center “Super” Volunteer Edna Cox is celebrating her 92nd Birth Day. Ms. Cox is a very special volunteer, having devoted 34 years and 20,295 hours of her time to serve Veterans. Please help us wish Ms. Edna a very Happy Birthday! Ever wonder what you can do to volunteer at your local VA facility? Call your local facility and ask about opportunities they may have. #HonoringVets
Walla Walla, Washington, VA Medical Center “Super” Volunteer Edna Cox is celebrating her 92nd Birth Day. Ms. Cox is a very special volunteer, having devoted 34 years and 20,295 hours of her time to serve Veterans. Please help us wish Ms. Edna a very Happy Birthday! Ever wonder what you can do to volunteer at your local VA facility? Call your local facility and ask about opportunities they may have. #HonoringVets 
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Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado, hosted a burial service recently for Navy Petty Officer Wallace Eakes, who was killed onboard the USS Oklahoma when it was torpedoed during the  Dec 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Eakes was originally buried in an unknown grave at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for more than 76 years before DNA identified his remains. His nephew, Gary, who was only 2 years-old at the time of Eakes' death, wanted his uncle to be laid to rest in Denver, near his family. Of the 429 sailors and Marines who died as a result of the attack, about 100 originally unknown remains have been successfully identified. Photo of USS Oklahoma from National Archives and Records Administration.  #HonoringVets #navy #bringthemallhome #warriorcrymusicproject
Welcome home. ..... #Repost  @deptvetaffairs (@get_repost) ・・・ Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado, hosted a burial service recently for Navy Petty Officer Wallace Eakes, who was killed onboard the USS Oklahoma when it was torpedoed during the Dec 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Eakes was originally buried in an unknown grave at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for more than 76 years before DNA identified his remains. His nephew, Gary, who was only 2 years-old at the time of Eakes' death, wanted his uncle to be laid to rest in Denver, near his family. Of the 429 sailors and Marines who died as a result of the attack, about 100 originally unknown remains have been successfully identified. Photo of USS Oklahoma from National Archives and Records Administration. #HonoringVets  #navy  #bringthemallhome  #warriorcrymusicproject 
Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado, hosted a burial service recently for Navy Petty Officer Wallace Eakes, who was killed onboard the USS Oklahoma when it was torpedoed during the  Dec 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Eakes was originally buried in an unknown grave at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for more than 76 years before DNA identified his remains. His nephew, Gary, who was only 2 years-old at the time of Eakes' death, wanted his uncle to be laid to rest in Denver, near his family. Of the 429 sailors and Marines who died as a result of the attack, about 100 originally unknown remains have been successfully identified. Photo of USS Oklahoma from National Archives and Records Administration.  #HonoringVets
Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado, hosted a burial service recently for Navy Petty Officer Wallace Eakes, who was killed onboard the USS Oklahoma when it was torpedoed during the Dec 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Eakes was originally buried in an unknown grave at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for more than 76 years before DNA identified his remains. His nephew, Gary, who was only 2 years-old at the time of Eakes' death, wanted his uncle to be laid to rest in Denver, near his family. Of the 429 sailors and Marines who died as a result of the attack, about 100 originally unknown remains have been successfully identified. Photo of USS Oklahoma from National Archives and Records Administration. #HonoringVets 
"I didn't know what to think because I didn't know the community would care that much." A town has rallied to help a veteran repair his home.
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"I didn't know what to think because I didn't know the community would care that much." A town has rallied to help a veteran repair his home. #helpingveterans  #honoringvets 
Retired U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Heather Carter takes a break with service dog Rocky after competing in sitting volleyball at the DoD Warrior Games 2018. (Photo by Master Sergeant David Long) #AllAmericanPetPhotoDay  #HonoringVets
Retired U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Heather Carter takes a break with service dog Rocky after competing in sitting volleyball at the DoD Warrior Games 2018. (Photo by Master Sergeant David Long) #AllAmericanPetPhotoDay  #HonoringVets 
Friends, family and staff celebrating Stokes Anderson Sr.'s 104th birthday at the Cleveland VA Medical Center on Tuesday. Mr. Anderson served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Happy Birthday Mr. Anderson and thank you for your service! #HonoringVets
Friends, family and staff celebrating Stokes Anderson Sr.'s 104th birthday at the Cleveland VA Medical Center on Tuesday. Mr. Anderson served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Happy Birthday Mr. Anderson and thank you for your service! #HonoringVets 
The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival recently announced the arts division winners! More than 1,700 Veterans submitted artwork from 127 VA facilities nationwide. 4 artists from Fargo, North Dakota Veterans Creative Arts festival placed at the national level! Their art is shown here.

First place winners are invited to attend the National Creative Arts Festival to be held in Des Moines, Iowa in November. The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival is the celebration and grand finale stage show of art and writing exhibitions which are the culmination of talent competitions in art, creative writing, dance, drama and music for Veterans treated in VAs nationwide.

VA medical facilities incorporate creative arts into their recreation therapy programs to further the rehabilitation milieu for both inpatients and outpatients. This annual competition recognizes the progress and recovery made through that therapy and raises the visibility of the creative achievements of our Nation’s Veterans after disease, disability or life crisis. #HonoringVets
The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival recently announced the arts division winners! More than 1,700 Veterans submitted artwork from 127 VA facilities nationwide. 4 artists from Fargo, North Dakota Veterans Creative Arts festival placed at the national level! Their art is shown here. First place winners are invited to attend the National Creative Arts Festival to be held in Des Moines, Iowa in November. The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival is the celebration and grand finale stage show of art and writing exhibitions which are the culmination of talent competitions in art, creative writing, dance, drama and music for Veterans treated in VAs nationwide. VA medical facilities incorporate creative arts into their recreation therapy programs to further the rehabilitation milieu for both inpatients and outpatients. This annual competition recognizes the progress and recovery made through that therapy and raises the visibility of the creative achievements of our Nation’s Veterans after disease, disability or life crisis. #HonoringVets 
U.S. Army Veteran and country music star Craig Morgan made a surprise visit with Veteran patients at the Martinsburg, West Virginia, VA Medical Center late last week. He was recently awarded the U.S. Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for his dedication to entertaining troops and their families with the USO. Thank you to Craig Morgan for visiting our Veterans! #HonoringVets
U.S. Army Veteran and country music star Craig Morgan made a surprise visit with Veteran patients at the Martinsburg, West Virginia, VA Medical Center late last week. He was recently awarded the U.S. Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for his dedication to entertaining troops and their families with the USO. Thank you to Craig Morgan for visiting our Veterans! #HonoringVets 
Thank you for your service!
Thank you for your service!