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National Veterans Art Museum

4041 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: (312) 326-0270
Description: The Vietnam War Memorial - 58,307 hanging dog tags created by Veterans

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The Definition of “Veteran”

From American Legion Fugle-Hummer Post 65, NJ

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life." That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.
-- Author Unknown

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Veteran News

Top 10 charities that support veterans

One of the most important aspects to investigate before giving to a veterans' charity—or any charitable organization—is how much of the money donated actually goes to the cause being supported, and how much is earmarked for administrative expenses. Several services—such as Charity Navigator, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and Charity Watch—provide information about a charity's functions, finances, and management. These three services happen to be free, although others charge both the site user and the charity to be rated. Read more

  1. Fisher House Foundation

  2. Thanks USA

  3. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust

  4. Homes for Our Troops

  5. Puppies Behind Bars

  6. Wounded Warriors Family Support

  7. Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

  8. USO

  9. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

  10. Hope for the Warriors

Female Veterans, have your care questions answered by calling 1-855-VA-WOMEN (829-6636)

The U.S. Army was founded on 14 June 1775

The U.S. Marine Corp was founded on 10 November 1775

The U.S. Navy was fouded on 13 October 1775

The U.S. Coast Guard was founded on 4 August 1790

Thw U.S. Air Force was founded on 18 September 1947

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VFW Posts

About the 100,000 Jobs Mission Veterans - Find a Great Job

The members of the 100,000 Jobs Mission are leading companies in diverse industries and we are recruiting military talent like you. You can search the US Veterans Pipeline to learn about job openings across our member organizations.

Veterans Job Bank

Veterans Day is soon approaching and there are many restaurants and companies who want to thank our veterans by providing them with discounts or a free meal. To those companies offering veterans a free meal or discount, the military community gives a collective thanks!

Military Wives Strip Down to Raise Awareness About PTSD: Battling Bare

"Broken by battle,
Wounded by war,
I love you forever,
To you this I swore:
I will quiet your silent screams,
Help heal your shattered soul
Until once again, my love, you are whole."

National Records and Personnel Center

Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132
Start Your Military Service Record Request (DD Form 214 & SF-180)

VA Press releases
New Education Benefit for Unemployed Veterans Has Strong Response (read more)

Vet Net
Channel Guide
Welcome to the first inter-television Network dedicated to the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our nation's Freedom.

Patriot Guard Riders

The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us. We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn't matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect. Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives:

  • Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.

  • Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protester or group of protesters.

We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means. To those of you who are currently serving and fighting for the freedoms of others, at home and abroad, please know that we are backing you.  We honor and support you with every mission we carry out, and we are praying for a safe return home for all.

Veteran Education

For profits schools have only a 28% graduation rate. Best to go to a state or city sponsored school

Run For The Wall

Run For The Wall recognizes the sacrifices and contributions made by all veterans who have served our nation. Veterans of recent conflicts and those currently on active duty are especially welcome to join us as we ride for those who can not.

Veteran Help

Veterans Crisis Line
1.800.273.TALK (8255)

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
1.877.4AID.VET (424.3838)

VA Caregiver Support Line

Wounded Warrior Resource Center

Student Veterans of America
Washington D.C. 20013
(866) 320-3826

Veteran Jobs

Lockheed Martin corp.

Northrop Grumman Corp

Veterans Job Bank website

Getting hired after the military
by CNN

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