Veterans

Veterans Day: Discounts and Freebies

The following is a list of Veterans Day discounts on restaurants, goods, services and events for 2014. Please check back frequently as the list is updated. 2014 Veterans Day Restaurant Offerings 2014 Veterans Day Travel & Recreation Discounts 2014 Veterans Day Retailer Offerings 2014 Veterans Day Events Giving Back ... more

"VALOR" Tells About Military Sacrifices Civilians Don't Hear

Steve Sanford receiving the DSC from Gen. Peter Pace.

Veteran's Day is a time to remember the sacrifices service members have made to defend our nation. There are many ways to celebrate, but few civilians have the opportunity to commemorate specific veterans for their service. Fortunately, a new book by Mark Lee Greenblatt, a criminal and ethics attorney in Washington, provides plenty of U.S. h... more

Veteran Charity Ride Page Detoured by Facebook Policy

Bikers gather for the 2013 Boston’s Wounded Vet Run. (Photo Courtesy of Andrew Biggio)

An annual biker ride to raise money for wounded veterans has hit a bump on the road toward its 2015 event after Facebook – which has been the primary means of publicizing the ride since 2010 – altered the charity page without warning. Thousands of veterans, service members, families and other “friends” of Boston’s Wounded Vet Run were conve... more

Missing Vietnam Medals Presented to One Veteran, Another's Family

SOUTH FORK -- There were two very different reasons why Eugene Migut and Ronald Krupa spent decades without the military medals they earned in Vietnam. Krupa, a member of the U.S. Army, never received the honors due to him. Migut at one time owned his decorations, but his son, Michael Migut, explained with a bit of a smile: "He wanted to forge... more

Ohio Veteran Found Guilty, Fined Over Pet Ducks

Iraq war veteran Darin Welker, 36, of West Lafayette, Ohio, says his 14 pet ducks serve as mental and physical therapy for him. He's worried he'll have to give them up after village officials told him he can't keep them on his property. Trevor Jones/AP

COSHOCTON, Ohio  — An Ohio Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression has been convicted of a minor misdemeanor for keeping the birds. Darin Welker was cited for violating a village ban on keeping farm animals in West Lafayette, about 80 miles east of Columbus. He was found guilty Wednesda... more

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