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Jul 4, 2013

Honor Veterans This Independence Day

Here is a short poem for our veterans on this 4th of July. Wishing all well on this celebration of our independence and their courage. Their Courage By Roger Robicheau Their courage deems utmost respect Their mission clear, our way protect It’s sure to each what they must do No give or take, keep freedom […]

Jun 30, 2013

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, is a pyschiatric disorder that occurs following the experiencing or witnessing of a traumatic and life-threatening event such as military combat, physical or sexual assault, serious accidents, natural disasters, etc. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the traumatic experience through nightmares or flashbacks. Other symptoms may include difficulty […]

Jun 24, 2013

Remembering James Gandolfini and His Work For Veterans

The recent death of James Gandolfini, best known for his portrayal of Tony Soprano in the HBO series The Sopranos, has left many fans stunned and saddened. Did you know that he also produced two veteran oriented documentaries for HBO? In 2007, he produced and interviewed veterans for Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq. In this documentary […]

Jun 2, 2013

VA Backlog Update

The Center for Investigative Reporting is maintaining an interactive map that shows the backlog for veteran’s claims to be reviewed. Click here to access the full map. How is your area faring? Remember that the veteran-focused charities are still doing their important work to help veterans who are in the midst of the backlog quagmire.  

May 30, 2013

60 Houses and Counting

In just twenty years the Fisher House Foundation has built 60 houses to support military families while they are getting medical care. Located near VA hospitals or on military bases, the Fisher Houses are ‘a home away from home’ to support our veterans as they or their family members get the care they need. Currently […]

May 22, 2013

Memorial Day – What’s It All About?

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for the men and woman who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it began sometime after the Civil War with formal and informal ceremonies at the graves of soldiers who had fallen in battle. In May 1868, the Grand Army […]

May 20, 2013

Scholarship Programs Support Children of Vets

Two of our funded charities provide exceptional scholarship and support for children of veterans and active duty families. The Fisher House Foundation just announced an additional $1 Million in scholarships for nearly 700 students that will be awarded this summer. Similarly, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides assistance to the children and spouses of […]

Feb 7, 2013

Support Disabled Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs receives around a million disability claims every year. Not surprisingly, with so many benefits claims constantly flooding in, the VA has developed a mountain of pending claims – popularly termed “the backlog”. The amount of backlogged claims is over 600,000 – a staggering amount considering that thousands more claims are received each […]

Feb 1, 2013

A Letter from the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is not your ordinary veteran’s charity. We are made up of thousands of Marines, Marine veterans and volunteers who, each year, collect and distribute toys, books and other gifts to less fortunate children in the communities in which we live and work. This is one of the best ways for the […]

Jan 15, 2013

The Latest Veterans Statistics

Veteran Population (as of Sept 2012) Total number of veterans: 22 million Number of female veterans: 2 million Total enrollees in VA health care system: 8.57 million Number of veterans with VA-administered life insurance policies: 7 million Number of veterans receiving VA disability compensation: 3.53 million Number of veterans with active VA home loans: 1.73 […]