Wednesday, July 26, 2017
There is a brand new benefit starting up for all, yes, ALL, honorable discharged veterans. Starting November 11, 2017, they will all be eligible to shop online at military exchanges.
One huge benefit of this is that it is essentially tax-free shopping.
If they can offer free shipping and store-pickup, it could be a way to compete with amazon, and help our vets with a small, but generous perk.
However, you should also know that this is only online. If you are not now eligible to shop in person, you still cannot do that.
You can probably immediately verify your eligibility online at https://www.vetverify.org/ If you are a rather recent armed forces member, you might not be in that system yet.
There are four online exchanges you will be able to shop at:
We hope this little benefit will be useful and helpful to our veterans and their families.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
December 7, 1941, is a day that will live infamy. Sadly, the day is being quickly forgotten. Have you heard anything today about it? Probably not. Wedged between Thanksgiving and Christmas, most people are thinking about other things. But this day changed the world.
In 1994, Congress made this day National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Many veterans of World War II are dying. Soon, only a handful will be left. The Greatest Generation will soon be gone. We can only hope that as Donald Trump takes office, that America will make up some ground that was lost over the past eight years. We have made the world less safe.
But our men and women in the 1940's, defeated world powers of evil and made this country a true world leader.
2,403 Americans lost their life in this attack.
The USS Arizona was left underwater. Alone, 1,777 crew members were among the casualties.
The USS Oklahoma lost 429 men.
USS Utah lost 58.
Did those lives die in vain? Think about this. The very next day, The United States declared war on Japan and became part of World War II. Without the United States entering the war, where would we be today?
This wartime era of America, and the some of the world, became life with sacrifice, willingness, strength, and courage to defeat evil. Perhaps this was the last time this will ever happen.
We salute The Greatest Generation.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Many good Americans are wanting to help veterans all the time. More Americans want to help during Christmastime, as The Holidays are especially tough. There two good ways for people to help veterans.
Secret Santa for Vets. Not only can you help out with cards and gifts, you can tell them the name of a veteran who might love to get some love. Visit them at: http://www.ssjdmf.com/secret-santa-for-vets.html This program was set up by The Staff Sergeant Joseph D’Augustine Memorial Fund name in honor of a veteran killed in action in Afghanistan.
Wreaths Across America. They honor fallen veterans by placing wreaths on gravesites on various veteran cemeteries and burial sites across America and the world. Visit them at: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org