Repost From Christmas: Christmas & Vets

A big tip of the hat to Mel’s videos for making this possible and to the family whose home made this possible.  Thank you veterans and active service members!

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Honor Our Veterans: November 11, 2012

It Was Armistice Day (11th Month, 11th day, 11th Hour, 1918)

The treaty to end the War To End All Wars was signed on November 11th, at 11 AM, 1918. The day was to be celebrated from that time on as Armistice Day.

We know of course, World War I did not end all wars and another World War (WWII) would kill young and old alike from its beginning in 1939 until its end in 1945.

The following, taken from the website Military.com explains the history of Armistince Day and how it came to be Veterans Day:

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.’” As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of the veterans service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

And so we do … honor our veterans, today November 11, 2012 and forward in time.

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17781943 poster, United States, World War II Artist Perlin, B. Publisher United States. Office of War Information Studio Name/Printer United States. Government Printing Office Historical period World War II

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It Was Armistice Day (11th Month, 11th day, 11th Hour, 1918)

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The treaty to end the War To End All Wars was signed on November 11th, at 11 AM, 1918. The day was to be celebrated from that time on as Armistice Day.

We know of course, World War I did not end all wars and another World War (WWII) would kill young and old alike from its beginning in 1939 until its end in 1945.

The following, taken from the website Military.com explains the history of Armistince Day and how it came to be Veterans Day:

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.’” As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of the veterans service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

And so we do … honor our veterans, today November 11, 2011 and forward in time.

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17781943 poster, United States, World War II Artist Perlin, B. Publisher United States. Office of War Information Studio Name/Printer United States. Government Printing Office Historical period World War II

HERE FOR MORE VETERANS DAY POSTERS

Projects For WWII Veterans

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 -2011

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From now until next Monday, May 30th (US Memorial Day) we will be posting videos, fliers, posters, audio, slide shows and other information about our United States Armed Forces men and women.  The following link will take you to a video explaining a project to fly WWII veterans to their memorial in Washington, D.C.  The video also explains the project includes a documentary movie to be shown in November of this year.  Please watch the video and read any narrative provided, then copy the URL for the video and paste it into an e-mail.  When you send the e-mail, tell your friends and loved ones to continue passing the video to others.  Please watch the video through to the end and ask those that you forward it to for the same consideration.  The producers of the movie are trying to have 50,000 additional viewers by Memorial Day:

PROJECTS FOR WWII VETERANS

Please click on the image to read details on the image and the memorial.

Virtual Access To New Mexico Department Of Veterans’ Services

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POSTED AS A SERVICE TO NEW MEXICO VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES BY GADABOUT-BLOGALOT

We are under the impression that New Mexico veterans and their families are well served by their state.  We certainly hope such is the case.  We intend to post links and other information to the services offered in New Mexico, believing veterans will seek out more services to which they are entitled.

Let’s begin with this link to the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services (NMDVS) website:

Click on this link NMDVS

Please become familiar with the site and be sure to access the staff link, so you may know the folks who will serve you.

In addition to other resources, the NMDVS has installed a new link to the Veterans’ Business Resource Center (VBRC)

Click on this link to find everything from PTSD Retreat to information on Veterans In Business VBRC

We urge all veterans to spread the word regarding the assistance offered by the NMDVS,

To All Veterans: God Bless you and your families and thank you for your service,  from a grateful recipient of your service.

You may find other links of interest posted below.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.

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Important Military/Veteran Benefits Set To Expire On 10/21/10

POSTED AS A SERVICE TO OUR SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES BY GADABOUT-BLOGALOT

We received an email from United States Senator Tom Udall involving a military benefit that is on the verge of expiring  (no doubt others received the same email.)  Senator Udall asked for help in publicizing this benefit and we are pleased to do so.  We thank Senator Udall for pointing to the danger of some military members and veterans missing out on this benefit.

The information from Senator Udall’s office and blog is found below.  We ask that readers do what they can to get the word out on this important information.  Please feel free to blog  the information, Tweet the information or place it on Facebook.

Get Out the Word on Service Member Benefits

Dear Chuck,

I need your help to get out the word about important benefits for our veterans and service members.

In 2009, Congress made compensation available to service members of every military branch whose enlistment was involuntarily extended or retirement involuntarily suspended to support our ongoing war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Stop Loss” is a policy our military uses to quickly retain and generate forces in a time of need.

Members of our military whose service was involuntarily extended between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009 are entitled to this special, retroactive “Stop Loss” compensation. However, the deadline to claim this benefit is Oct. 21, so they must act quickly to apply.

‘Stop Loss’ Pay Deadline is Oct. 21

If you served in the military between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009 and your service was involuntarily extended, or your retirement was suspended due to “Stop Loss,” you are eligible for special compensation.

This is not a gimmick or a scam. It’s a real opportunity for our troops who have sacrificed so much. You can find out more about the program on the Defense Department’s website here.

Under the 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act, compensation is available to service members of every military branch who had their enlistment extended or retirement suspended due to “Stop Loss,” a policy utilized during major conflicts to quickly retain and generate forces to surge. Eligible Service members will receive $500 for every month they were on active duty after their discharge date.

58,000 claims have already been paid out, with the average benefit being $3,800, and the Department of Defense estimates that more than 145,000 personnel are eligible.

I encourage the servicemen and women whose service was extended by ‘Stop Loss’ to apply for retroactive pay benefits now. Our Active Duty, Reserve and Guard troops have shown great dedication by continuing to defend America during its time of need and they have earned this compensation.

If you think you might be eligible, you should contact your branch of the armed services here:

Army

Marine Corps

Navy

Air Force

And if you’re having trouble with an application, contact my office and a member of my staff will do their best to help.

Cheers!

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United Sates Senator

More For Veterans In New Mexico

Officially, Veterans Day was last week, but in my mind, every day should be a day for veterans. With that in mind, I am posting links to various benefits New Mexico veterans can seek.

Here’s the home page for New Mexico Department Of Veterans Services

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