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Chapter 67 Honors Gold Star Mothers

January 11, 2017

Delaware County, PA, Chapter 67’s Honor Guard took part in the annual Gold Star Mother’s Day ceremony on Sunday, September 25, at Arlington National Cemetery. George Brown, Jack Mitch, Mike Houlihan, Bill Pyle, and Ray…

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Remembering the fallen at Christmastime, Photo by The Union-Sun & Journal, Lockport, New York

Chapter 1095 Coordinates Local Wreath Placement at Cemetery

January 5, 2017

Chapter 1095 laid wreaths in Delaware, OH in conjunction with the Wreaths Across America that took place at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The chapter was joined by 80 members of the community who laid…

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WTC Twin Towers

Chapter 180 Remembers Veterans on 9/11 Anniversary

December 30, 2016

Sault Sainte Marie (MI) Chapter 180 sponsored a Veterans Tribute to 9/11 First Responders on September 11, the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The event took place outdoors in the city’s downtown. It included…

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Balloons

Happy 31st Anniversary to Chapter 227

December 23, 2016

Northern Virginia Dean K. Phillips Memorial Chapter 227 celebrated its 31st anniversary at the October monthly chapter meeting. Several founding members were in attendance at the meeting, which featured a presentation by chapter member Bill…

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Burchett receives honor from veterans, Photo: Paul Efird/News Sentinel

Chapter 1078 Honors Mayor in Tennessee

December 23, 2016

Veterans recognized Knox County (TN) Mayor Tim Burchett for his service on Thursday. The Vietnam Veterans of America Bill Robinson Chapter 1078 nominated Burchett for an honorary life membership to the national Vietnam Veterans of…

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Thanksgiving meal

Chapters 446 and 756 Honor Fallen Iraq and Afghanistan Soldiers

December 23, 2016

Members of San Gabriel Valley, CA, Chapter 446 and Long Beach, CA, Chapter 756 took part in a luncheon on September 25 honoring the families of five local service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.…

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Honor Guard

Colors for the Cardinals

December 21, 2016

The Quad Cities Chapter 299 Honor Guard, augmented by Mississippi Valley Chapter 669 in Moline, IL , and the Mexican American Veterans Association, presented the nation’s colors August 27 at the St. Louis Cardinals home…

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Christmas gifts

Chapter 154 Carries Out Operation Christmas

December 20, 2016

For decades, Mt. Clemens (MI) Chapter 154 has been delivering gifts to veterans' families during the holidays. The program, called Operation Christmas, is based in Macomb, MI . Throughout the year, the Veterans Support Center…

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Daytona Beach Chapter 1048 Leads the Ormond Beach Christmas Parade

Chapter 1048 Leads Christmas Parade

December 15, 2016

Daytona Beach Chapter 1048 's Honor Guard walked point at the annual Christmas Parade in Ormond Beach, FL . At the end of the parade line, other members of Chapter 1048 and members of the…

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Remembering the fallen at Christmastime, Photo by The Union-Sun & Journal, Lockport, New York

Chapter 268 Places Wreath at Hospice

December 14, 2016

Members of Chapter 268 of Niagara County, NY gathered at Niagara Hospice on Monday to place a holiday wreath at the organization's veterans memorial. According to Gordon Bellinger, chapter treasurer, this is the second year…

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