Flag Day is June 14th

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Send a Hospitalized Veteran a Free Message of Thanks this Memorial Day

Write your message online by May 18th and the VFW will print and deliver it at no cost to you. What an awesome thing to do during Military Appreciation Month for a hospitalized veteran this Memorial Day!

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by May 18, 2012

Memorial Day is right around the corner. Will you show our nation’s hospitalized veterans you respect their sacrifice for our American freedoms?  VFW is asking you to sign a Thank You card.

When you do, we’ll print a real card with your name on it to be placed in the hands of a hospitalized veteran who needs to know that their sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Signing the card shows you honor the fallen … stand strong for the wounded … and carry those still fighting in your heart and in your prayers.

Sign the CardPlease respond by May 18 so VFW can deliver signed cards to as many hospitalized veterans as possible. With your help, we’ll show unwavering respect and support FOR VETERANS.

You can help VFW reach even more lonely veterans in 3 easy steps:

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Sign your card

and we’ll print it and deliver it to a hospitalized veteran.

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Forward this to your friends, family and co-workers.
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The Million Veteran March on the VA

Updated October 13, 2013

Are You Looking for the Million Vet March on the Memorials? Read the full story here: Veterans Rally at Their Memorials

I want you to circle the date of Sunday, October 13, 2013.

And then I want you to help “circle the wagons” on that day to help protect and defend our brave veterans who risked their lives for our freedom – and now are being barred from visiting the memorials erected to honor their deeds.

In a mean-spirited fit of selfish anger, Barack Obama has shut down our nation’s war memorials. And he has declared open war on our honored veterans!

The World War II memorial … the Vietnam Veterans Memorial … the Korean War Veterans Memorial – Obama has shut them all down to force his will on the House of Representatives and frankly, to get revenge on the American people who oppose Obamacare and his other naked power grabs.

Let’s put it plainly: Barack Obama is behaving like a vicious tyrant. And if he succeeds in this assault on the democratic system, the Republic we love is at mortal risk. It’s just that simple. That’s why I am asking you now to take two decisive moves to show Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi – and all of their oppressive ilk in Washington – that “We the People” are still in charge. And we won’t rest until we take back our memorials and monuments! –

See more at: http://vetmarch.com/#join

See photos of the #1MVetMarch

Original Post: March 10, 2012 by VFWlady Laurie Cox

What began as a great idea is slowly becoming the latest rave for Veterans across the United States.  Many veterans who have dutifully served their country are tired of long waits, long lines, slow response, and poor facility conditions of the Veterans Administration Hospitals nationwide.

America’s weary soldiers are so tired of less-than-adequate treatment, that a few have decided to band together and do what they do best…MARCH!  Where are they marching?  Well, on Washington of course.  There is already a group on Facebook, and the response has been so overwhelming that a website is under construction.

All they need now is 1,000,000 marching veterans.

Based on the huge number of veterans using the VA system as their sole source of healthcare, getting a million to march shouldn’t be a problem.  Here is what the organizers have to say,

The march on the VA has been created by and for all honorably discharged Veterans and their family’s. This organization represents Veterans from all branches and all wars.

According to the VA there are currently 2.9 million disabled veterans. It is time they hear us loud and clear, we will no longer be pushed aside and ignored. It is time we stand up for ourselves and sound off. We are 1st class citizens and we will no longer be treated like trash.

The VA counts on us to give up and for the most part many of us have. Well that is over with, it is time we start making some demands and letting the VA know we are not going to give up, we will not quit, we will not surrender, This is a fight for ourselves and our family’s.

We will no longer be complacent in this we have a voice and we will use it. This a grass root effort, so please do all you can in the way of spreading the word. The tentative date for the march is October 4, 2012.” Ask to “Join the group” and support Veterans for better VA healthcare! 

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List of VA Hospitals Now on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and More

All of you veterans leading secret lives as fellow social media addicts please give the VA a round of applause.  Here is the Department of Veterans Affairs Social Media Directory.  For all of you who have something to say to the VA…..do it our way!!!

In the directory below, you’ll find links to all VA organizations currently using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and blogs. More to come… social-media-header
 Department
 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facebook IconTwitter IconFlickr IconBlog IconYouTube Icon
 Administrations
 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog IconYouTube Icon
 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog IconYouTube Icon
 National Cemetery Administration (NCA) Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog IconYouTube Icon
 VA Medical Centers
 Alaska
 Alaska VA Healthcare System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Alabama
 Birmingham VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Arizona
 Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (Prescott, AZ) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Phoenix VA Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (Tucson, AZ) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Arkansas
 Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (Fayetteville, AR) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 California
 San Francisco VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Central California Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Loma Linda Healthcare System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Long Beach Healthcare System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Northern California Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Palo Alto Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA San Diego Healthcare System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Colorado
 VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Grand Junction VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Connecticut
 Connecticut VA Health Care System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Delaware
 Wilmington VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 District of Columbia
 Washington DC VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Florida
 Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Miami VA Healthcare System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital (Tampa, FL) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Orlando VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 West Palm Beach VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Georgia
 Atlanta VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Carl Vinson VA Medical Center (Dublin, GA) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (Augusta, GA) Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Hawaii
 VA Pacific Islands Health Care System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Idaho
 Boise VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Illinois
 Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital (Hines, IL) Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (Chicago, IL) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Marion VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Illiana Health Care System (Danville, IL) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Indiana
 Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (Indianapolis, IN) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Northern Indiana Health Care System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Iowa
 Central Iowa Health Care System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Iowa City VA Health Care System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Kansas
 Leavenworth VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Topeka VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Wichita VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Kentucky
 Lexington VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Robley Rex VA Medical Center (Louisville, KY) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Louisiana
 Alexandria VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 New Orleans VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Overton Brooks VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Maine
 VA Maine Healthcare System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Maryland
 VA Maryland Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Massachusetts
 Boston VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital (Bedford, MA) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Michigan
 Battle Creek VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (Iron Mountain, MI) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Detroit VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Minnesota
 Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Minneapolis VA Health Care System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 St. Cloud VA Health Care System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Missouri
 Columbia MO VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Kansas City VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Poplar Bluff VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 St. Louis VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Mississippi
 G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center (Jackson, MS) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (Biloxi, MS) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Montana
 VA Montana Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Nebraska
 VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Nevada
 VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 New Mexico
 New Mexico VA Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 New Hampshire
 Manchester VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 New Jersey
 VA New Jersey Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 New York
 Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Bath VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Canandaigua VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 James J. Peters Bronx VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Northport VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Syracuse VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA NY Harbor Healthcare System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Western New York Healthcare System at Buffalo Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 North Carolina
 Asheville VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Charles George VA Medical Center (Asheville, NC) Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Durham VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Fayetteville VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center (Salisbury, NC) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 North Dakota
 VA Medical Center Fargo Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Ohio
 Cincinnati VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center (Columbus, OH) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Chillicothe VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Dayton VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Oklahoma
 Muskogee VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Oklahoma City VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Oregon
 VA Roseberg Healthcare System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Portland VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Pennsylvania
 Butler VA Healthcare Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Coatesville VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Erie VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Lebanon VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 James E. Van Zandt Altoona VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Philadelphia VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Puerto Rico
 VA Caribbean Healthcare System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Rhode Island
 Providence VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 South Carolina
 Columbia SC VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center (Charleston, SC) Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (Columbia, SC) Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 South Dakota
 VA Black Hills Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Sioux Falls VA Health Care System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Tennessee
 Memphis VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Mountain Home VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Texas
 Amarillo VA Health Care System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Central Texas VA Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 El Paso VA Health Care System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (Houston, TX) Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 North Texas Health Care System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 West Texas VA Health Care System Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 South Texas Veterans Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Utah
 VA Salt Lake City Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Vermont
 White River Junction VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Virginia
 Hampton VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Hunter Holmes McGuire Richmond VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Salem VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Washington
 VA Puget Sound Health Care System Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center (Walla Walla, WA) Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Spokane VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 West Virginia
 Beckley VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Huntington VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Martinsburg VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Wisconsin
 William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Milwaukee VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Tomah VA Medical Center Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Wyoming
 Cheyenne VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Sheridan VA Medical Center Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Offices
 Program
 Post-9/11 GI Bill Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 National Center for PTSD Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Careers Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconBlog Icon
 Returning Service Members Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Canteen Service Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 VA Innovation Initiative (VAi2) Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Staff
 Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction Inactive Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs Inactive Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Office of Human Resources and Administration Inactive Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Office of Information and Technology Inactive Facebook IconTwitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Office of Management Inactive Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Office of Operations, Security and Preparedness Inactive Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Office of Policy and Planning Inactive Facebook IconInactive Twitter IconInactive Flickr IconInactive Blog Icon
 Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Facebook IconTwitter IconFlickr IconBlog IconYouTube Icon

Fee For Using Facebook and Skype: Fact or Fiction?

Fiction!  Facebook has been free to it’s 350 MILLION+ worldwide users for years, and despite the recent rumors, they intend to remain a free service to their users.  This urban tale re-surfaced after Facebook announced it’s merger with Skype in July 2011, but the rumor first began circulating in December of 2009.

Here is the latest version of the hoax: [Collected by Snopes.com via e-mail, July 2011]

“Its official.. signal at 12;20 it even passed on tv. Facebook will start charging this summer. If you copy this on your wall your icon will turn blue and facebook will be free for you. Please pass this message if not your account will be deleted. p.s, this is serious the icon turns blue, So please put this as your status.”

The Skype-Facebook partnership brought a video chat feature has already gone live.  If you haven’t heard about this new feature, you can try it here.

If Facebook intends to begin charging for features outside of their basic service, I am confident that they will make the announcement themselves.   In the meantime, ignore the rumors and enjoy the features!

Related Article:
Facebook Charging Rumor Goes Viral As Video Chat Announced

Pictures for Patriots Contest Voting Begins June 20th on Facebook

From May 25th through June 15th K-12 students nationwide were invited to enter the “Pictures for Patriots” Contest.  Sponsored by Operation Gratitude and True Religion Brand Jeans, the top 10 entries will be shared on Facebook beginning June 20th so that all of America can vote for their favorite picture.

•All 10 Finalists will be featured in the next Operation Gratitude Magazine (that will be sent in 100,000 care packages this year), and the entry receiving the most votes will be featured on the cover!

So here’s what we have to do, America:

  1. Visit the Operation Gratitude Facebook page on June 20 to see the Top 10 Finalists in their photo album.
  2. “Like” the Operation Gratitude Facebook page to vote for your favorite drawing between June 20 – July 3
  3. “Like” your Favorite Drawing; Each “Like” equals one vote
  4. The three drawings with the most “Likes” at 11:59 pm PDT on July 3 will be the Grand Prize Winners! The entry with the most votes will be placed on the cover of the next Operation Gratitude Magazine.  The top 3 winners will also receive  (3) $500 Donation to each Winner’s school and an iPod!

So get on Facebook and support this program!  Thank you, Operation Gratitude for finding this creative way to “Support Our Troops” and America’s Youth.

Where is the National PTSD Awareness Day Support?

I’ve searched…and I’ve searched…and although legislation was passed by Congress in 2010 to make June 27th the official “National PTSD Day”, I have yet to find anyone (outside of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) doing ANYTHING to promote awareness in 2011 outside of a few privileged group discussions on Facebook.

So, just to make my “Please help a Veteran’s day“, I would love to hear from someone who is doing something in the great USA to raise awareness about PTSD sometime in the month of June.

Preferably someone who is not on the government’s payroll.

If you have an event planned, a video made, or an article published, or any useful tidbit SCREAMING TO GET OUT please leave me a COMMENT!   (like Veterans Today’s 2010 Article), I will post it!!!!