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 Keep in mind th... more

Upcoming Military and Veteran Job Fairs

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Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It's also a great way to make contacts. If you hear about a veteran job fair that's not on this list, let us know by emailing us at Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It'... more

Lesbian Navy Veteran Allowed to Inter Wife at Cemetery

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On Tuesday, Madelynn Lee Taylor will finally get her wish. That's when the Navy veteran's wife, Jean Mixner, will be interred in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in a niche that someday will hold both women's ashes. The plaque on the granite wall will read "Together Forever." To Taylor, 74, it seemed like a simple wish: to be buried with her ... more

Famous Veteran: Charlton Heston

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Famous Veteran: Charlton Heston "You can take my rifle ... when you pry it from my cold dead hands!" Born John Charles Carter, Charlton Heston's childhood was spent mostly in wooded areas where he could act in private. His home life was stable until he turned 10, at which point his parents divorced. His mother's new husband found work in Mi... more

Vietnam Vet Receives Silver Star after 45 Years

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REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone gathered to honor a local veteran with the third highest military award for valor, the Silver Star, for his actions in Vietnam.  Retired 1st Lt. Phillip B. Fikes, of Huntsville, was awarded the Silver Star after 45 years during a formal ceremony hosted by Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of the U.S.... more

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