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to remind everyone about Flag Day June 14th!
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to remind everyone about Flag Day June 14th!
by May 18, 2012—
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.
You can help VFW reach even more lonely veterans in 3 easy steps:
and we’ll print it and deliver it to a hospitalized veteran.
|Invite your email contacts!
Forward this to your friends, family and co-workers.
|Get your network involved—ask your Facebook friends to sign a card, too|
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!
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!!!
|U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs|
|Veterans Health Administration (VHA)|
|Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)|
|National Cemetery Administration (NCA)|
|VA Medical Centers|
|Alaska VA Healthcare System|
|Birmingham VA Medical Center|
|Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System|
|Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center|
|Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (Prescott, AZ)|
|Phoenix VA Health Care System|
|Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (Tucson, AZ)|
|Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System|
|Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (Fayetteville, AR)|
|San Francisco VA Medical Center|
|VA Central California Health Care System|
|VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System|
|VA Loma Linda Healthcare System|
|VA Long Beach Healthcare System|
|VA Northern California Health Care System|
|VA Palo Alto Health Care System|
|VA San Diego Healthcare System|
|VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System|
|Grand Junction VA Medical Center|
|Connecticut VA Health Care System|
|Wilmington VA Medical Center|
|District of Columbia|
|Washington DC VA Medical Center|
|Bay Pines VA Healthcare System|
|Miami VA Healthcare System|
|North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System|
|James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital (Tampa, FL)|
|Orlando VA Medical Center|
|West Palm Beach VA Medical Center|
|Atlanta VA Medical Center|
|Carl Vinson VA Medical Center (Dublin, GA)|
|Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (Augusta, GA)|
|VA Pacific Islands Health Care System|
|Boise VA Medical Center|
|Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center|
|Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital (Hines, IL)|
|Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (Chicago, IL)|
|Marion VA Medical Center|
|VA Illiana Health Care System (Danville, IL)|
|Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (Indianapolis, IN)|
|VA Northern Indiana Health Care System|
|Central Iowa Health Care System|
|Iowa City VA Health Care System|
|Leavenworth VA Medical Center|
|Topeka VA Medical Center|
|Wichita VA Medical Center|
|Lexington VA Medical Center|
|Robley Rex VA Medical Center (Louisville, KY)|
|Alexandria VA Medical Center|
|New Orleans VA Medical Center|
|Overton Brooks VA Medical Center|
|VA Maine Healthcare System|
|VA Maryland Health Care System|
|Boston VA Medical Center|
|Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital (Bedford, MA)|
|VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System|
|Battle Creek VA Medical Center|
|Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (Iron Mountain, MI)|
|VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System|
|Detroit VA Medical Center|
|Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center|
|Minneapolis VA Health Care System|
|St. Cloud VA Health Care System|
|Columbia MO VA Medical Center|
|Kansas City VA Medical Center|
|Poplar Bluff VA Medical Center|
|St. Louis VA Medical Center|
|G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center (Jackson, MS)|
|VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (Biloxi, MS)|
|VA Montana Health Care System|
|VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System|
|VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System|
|VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System|
|New Mexico VA Health Care System|
|Manchester VA Medical Center|
|VA New Jersey Health Care System|
|Albany Stratton VA Medical Center|
|Bath VA Medical Center|
|Canandaigua VA Medical Center|
|James J. Peters Bronx VA Medical Center|
|Northport VA Medical Center|
|Syracuse VA Medical Center|
|VA NY Harbor Healthcare System|
|VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System|
|VA Western New York Healthcare System at Buffalo|
|Asheville VA Medical Center|
|Charles George VA Medical Center (Asheville, NC)|
|Durham VA Medical Center|
|Fayetteville VA Medical Center|
|W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center (Salisbury, NC)|
|VA Medical Center Fargo|
|Cincinnati VA Medical Center|
|Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center (Columbus, OH)|
|Chillicothe VA Medical Center|
|Dayton VA Medical Center|
|Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center|
|Muskogee VA Medical Center|
|Oklahoma City VA Medical Center|
|VA Roseberg Healthcare System|
|VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics|
|Portland VA Medical Center|
|Butler VA Healthcare|
|Coatesville VA Medical Center|
|Erie VA Medical Center|
|Lebanon VA Medical Center|
|James E. Van Zandt Altoona VA Medical Center|
|Philadelphia VA Medical Center|
|VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System|
|Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center|
|VA Caribbean Healthcare System|
|Providence VA Medical Center|
|Columbia SC VA Medical Center|
|Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center (Charleston, SC)|
|Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (Columbia, SC)|
|VA Black Hills Health Care System|
|Sioux Falls VA Health Care System|
|Memphis VA Medical Center|
|Mountain Home VA Medical Center|
|Tennessee Valley Healthcare System|
|Amarillo VA Health Care System|
|Central Texas VA Health Care System|
|El Paso VA Health Care System|
|Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (Houston, TX)|
|North Texas Health Care System|
|West Texas VA Health Care System|
|South Texas Veterans Health Care System|
|VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System|
|VA Salt Lake City Health Care System|
|White River Junction VA Medical Center|
|Hampton VA Medical Center|
|Hunter Holmes McGuire Richmond VA Medical Center|
|Salem VA Medical Center|
|VA Puget Sound Health Care System|
|Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center (Walla Walla, WA)|
|Spokane VA Medical Center|
|Beckley VA Medical Center|
|Huntington VA Medical Center|
|Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center|
|Martinsburg VA Medical Center|
|William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital|
|Milwaukee VA Medical Center|
|Tomah VA Medical Center|
|Cheyenne VA Medical Center|
|Sheridan VA Medical Center|
|Post-9/11 GI Bill|
|National Center for PTSD|
|Returning Service Members|
|VA Canteen Service|
|VA Innovation Initiative (VAi2)|
|Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction|
|Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs|
|Office of Human Resources and Administration|
|Office of Information and Technology|
|Office of Management|
|Office of Operations, Security and Preparedness|
|Office of Policy and Planning|
|Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs|
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.”
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!
Facebook Charging Rumor Goes Viral As Video Chat Announced
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:
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.
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!!!!