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[ABOVE] President proclaims November Veterans and Military Families Month


Filipino Veterans of World War II awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

Seventy-five years after the United States entered World War II, Filipino Veterans received national recognition when they were recently awarded the Congressional Gold Medal – the highest civilian honor the United States can bestow.


VA and Got Your 6 announce StorytellersX events across the nation

VA, in collaboration with Got Your 6 and local Community Veteran Engagement Boards, will host a nationwide series of StorytellersX events in November and December. These events feature Veterans sharing their stories of post-military life.

Marine POW

Marine survives being a POW in two different wars, returns home to live the American dream

Throughout his life, Marine Veteran Charles Harrison exhibited unfailing courage against insurmountable odds and never allowed bitterness or anger to determine the path of his future.

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This week we honor Army Veteran Orvil Mann. Orvil served during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953.

Orvil served with the Charlie Company, 72nd Tank Battalion. On May 18, 1951, he was wounded in action. For his service, Orvil received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

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Nominate a special Veteran as #VeteranOfTheDay

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to us with as much information as you can put together. Click on the picture to the left for an overview of how to put together a great #VeteranOfTheDay package.

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