We make war that we may live in peace. – Aristotle
As we celebrate the men and women who have served our country, we want to add our appreciation.
“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou
Many families have sent brave young men and women off throughout the globe to preserve our freedom and protect the lives of people in need.
“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” – Jose Narosky
We wish to thank those brave service members and their families who have sacrificed greatly for our nation.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
We want to share a few items with you about Veterans:
From the US Department of Veterans Affairs– VA.gov
At 100, A Competitive Edge
Jack Faust is a Veteran of World War II, and at 100, the oldest competitor at the Golden Age Games. He joins 950 Vets that will compete in the games this year in Hawaii. Learn more about Jack and the Golden Age Games on VA’s blog VAntage Point.
Veterans Descend on Honolulu to Compete in the National Veterans Golden Age Games
For 25 years, military Veterans age 55 and older have come to the National Veterans Golden Age Games to compete and demonstrate the warrior spirit never fades. This year, the competition will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 26 – 31. More than 900 Veterans from across the country will compete in 14 different categories for medals.
VA Accepting Caregivers Applications
VA has assisted more than 625 Veterans, Service members and their Family Caregivers in applying for services under the Caregivers act. Applications are still being accepted. Read more about the Caregivers program.
Post–traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) App Helps Thousands
The PTSD Coach smartphone application (app), launched in April by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), has already helped more than 5,000 users connect with important mental health information and resources.
From the Book Store
Chicken Soup for the Veteran’s Soul: Stories to Stir the Pride and Honor the Courage of Our Veterans Editors Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Sid Slagter
“I dare you to read this book without puddling up with admiration for the courage displayed by our soldiers and an appreciation of Chicken Soup’s philosophy that one person can make a difference to those whose lives he touches, even in the terrible toils of combat.” Walter Cronkite, Special News Correspondent CBS News
Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul: Stories to Touch the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Charles Preston, Cindy Pedersen
We would love for you to share your stories and memories about your veteran with all of us.