A quart of milk was 15 cents and sirloin steak could be bought for 61 cents a pound in 1919. 1 July 1920: Major General John A. Lejeune became the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps. 2 July 1891: Marines began protecting seal herds against poachers in the Bering Sea.
No one wants to be a Gold Star Family. The title, which is reserved for families of military members who have died in the line of duty, is meant to honor the service member’s ultimate sacrifice while acknowledging their family’s loss, grief and continued healing. Even though the nation isn’t currently part of a conflict
If you’ve ever visited the grave of a fallen soldier or passed by a veteran’s headstone and noticed that coins had been left there, you may have wondered why. Is it a tradition or was the headstone some sort of anomaly? Well, leaving coins on headstones is a long-held tradition and although it isn’t reserved
This year with everything that is going on and not being allowed to remember our fallen brothers and sisters as we have in the past, I started wondering about the meaning of Memorial Day. I came across this article which is a speech by President Ronald Reagan. I thought that this was appropriate. I hope
Dear Veterans Services Committee: I’m thrilled to report that late yesterday afternoon Governor Baker signed into law the strongest eviction and foreclosure moratorium in the country (H 4647). This is truly a collective and critical win to keep people safe at home. First and foremost, a huge appreciation to our amazing Western MA legislative delegation.
Washington, April 20, 2020 Samantha Gonzalez (202-225-3527) Ranking Member Roe, Chairman Takano Call on VA to Postpone Changes to Disability Claims Process Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) sent a bipartisan letter with to Secretary Wilkie calling on VA to postpone their planned elimination
April 17, 2020, 05:08:00 PM VA Partners with Treasury Department to Deliver Economic Impact Payments to Veterans and Survivors WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is working directly with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Treasury Department to ensure delivery of ‘Economic Impact Payments’ to Veterans and survivors