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Friday, November 09, 2007

Veterans: Wear Your Medals on Veterans Day!!

Again, I honor the members of my family who have so proudly and unselfishly served in our Armed Forces.

please pass this on to all the Veterans you know... From Military.com
Wear Your Medals on Veterans Day


The Department of Veterans Affairs calls on all veterans to express their patriotism and pride on Veterans Day and other major patriotic holidays through a display of medals earned in their military service.


Show Your Pride on Veterans Day

The Department of Veterans Affairs calls on all veterans to express their patriotism and pride on Veterans Day and other major patriotic holidays through a display of medals earned in their military service.

Join your comrades in public display of your military decorations. It’s a way to show your community the spirit of America’s veterans and remind your neighbors of the service and sacrifice of those who guarded democracy.

As we salute America’s heroes on Veterans Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, wear your medals and show your pride, whether participating in public observances or relaxing with family and friends. Your medals tell a story of service in the cause of freedom that all Americans need to hear.

Wearing Your Medals: A Statement of Patriotism

The Veterans Pride campaign was launched to promote veterans wearing their military medals on Veterans Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

Beginning with Veterans Day 2006, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) joined with major veterans service organizations to bring veterans together across the country in a symbolic demonstration of unity and patriotism.

Click on a link below to see the correct order of precedence for each military service's awards.

Army
Marine Corps
Navy
Air Force
Coast Guard


A Veteran’s Story

A veteran’s military medals tell stories of service, sacrifice, bravery and accomplishment. Each story is as unique as the veteran who wears those medals. Sharing them with family, friends and the public on Veterans Day allows America’s veterans to tell their stories to the entire nation and helps teach America’s youth the true meaning of citizenship and freedom.

Replacement Medals

Medals awarded while in active service are issued by the individual military services if requested by veterans or their next of kin. Requests for replacement medals, decorations, and awards should be directed to the branch of the military in which the veteran served. However, for Air Force (including Army Air Corps) and Army veterans, the National Personnel Records Center verifies awards and forwards requests and verification to appropriate services. More information is available at the VA Web site.

Learn more about military awards, medals, and decorations at Military.com.

4 Comments:

At 11/09/2007 12:40 PM , Blogger RoseCovered Glasses said...

We have a military veteran friend who was honorably discharged during the Vietnam era. He served in the US Navy while having dual citizenship (Canadian/US). He was born in Canada and his family moved to New York when he was a child and became dual Canadian and US Citizens.

After discharge my friend worked in the US for over 3 decades, paying US taxes and Social Security. When it came time to retire and apply for his pension he was informed that the US Department of Homeland Security had revoked his US citizenship and did not recognize his Canadian citizenship.

The Social Security Administration will not begin his pension payments until his citizenship issue is resolved. He has been trying to work this matter through the VA, his local representatives in government (congressional level) and directly through the Social Security Office. No one seems to know what to do, who should take action and who has responsibility. The DHS will not reply to his inquiries. Any ideas?

For more details see:

http://rosecoveredglasses.blogspot.com/2007/11/help-for-us-navy-vet-without-country.html

 
At 11/09/2007 1:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Semper Fi!

Seven days left. If you want to do something worthwhile vote for Valour-IT blog as "Best English Weblog."


Valour-IT has a very worthy project:

"Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, helps provide voice-controlled and adaptive laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries at major military medical centers. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the 'Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field. The experience of MAJ Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss, a partner in the project who suffered serious hand wounds while serving in Iraq, illustrates how important these laptops can be to a wounded service member's recovery."

http://soldiersangels.org/index.php?page=project-valour-it

So, go to the voting section here:
http://www.thebobs.com/index.php?l=en&s=1155503109924847OMDFOOVR-NONE

Scroll down until you see "Best Weblog English"
http://www.thebobs.com/index.php?l=en&s=1155503109924847OMDFOOVR-NONE

And click on the radio button next to "Valour-IT"

Seven days left (as of Nov. 9, 2007)

You can see the blogsite here:
http://valour-it.blogspot.com/

Be sure to pass this one around. Although these blog awards are a dime a dozen, it's something worthwhile for us to do just to say "Thank you" to Valour-IT for doing this project. It's easy. I already voted.


Thanks.

Mike

 
At 11/12/2007 11:40 PM , Blogger Consul-At-Arms said...

I've linked to you here: http://consul-at-arms.blogspot.com/2007/11/re-veterans-wear-your-medals-on.html

 
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