Veteran Organizations To Volunteer With During Holidays

Veteran Organizations To Volunteer With During Holidays

'Tis the season for both gifting and giving. And while you may be spending the holiday season planning parties and events to spend with family or friends or buying gifts for loved ones, many community organizations who help veterans, need your help. Whether it's sponsoring a military family in need...
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Veterans Day Discounts and Deals 2019

Veterans Day is on Nov. 11! Here is a listing of some of the great discounts and deals offered to veterans and active duty service members on Veterans Day to thank them for their great service. Free Food Applebee’s | Free meal for active duty and veterans on November 11, 2019. BJ's Restaurant...
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Local Connecting Vets Sponsor Paying It Forward to Our Wichita Military and Veteran Community

WICHITA, KS (SPONSORED ARTICLE) - Biff DuBose is the owner of our Connecting Vets Sponsor, AutoSmart South. And being the Connecting Vets sponsor has been a very personal choice for him since Biff and several of his team come from strong military families. His late Father, Frank was a Korean War...
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Five Utah Sisters Take Five Different Military Paths

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ( Connecting Vets ) -- Tiara Puro was 17 years old when her father handed her a recruiting brochure for the Utah Army National Guard. She remembered a feeling of excitement as she flipped through the pamphlet, especially when she read about the education benefits. She had been...
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How to send extra Halloween candy to the troops

It's the day after Halloween and if you've got too many sweet treats on your hands, there is a national program that will send your excess candy to both servicemembers overseas and Veterans Affairs centers. The Soldiers' Angels Treats for Troops Halloween Candy Drive, is working with businesses...
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Meet Conan, the Military Working Dog Who Ran Down Baghdadi

(Connecting Vets) President Trump released a photograph of the military working dog who hunted ISIS leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi through a dark and dangerous tunnel in Idlib, Syria during a Delta Force raid over the weekend. Connecting Vets was told this evening the dog's name is Conan, assigned to...
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Warrior Canine Connection names puppies after WWII vets

Is there anything better than puppies and World War II veterans? Yes! Puppies named in honor of World War II veterans. The aptly dubbed Operation Overlord litter has been named in honor of some of the heroes of D-Day by Warrior Canine Connection. They were born to Skye on June 24. Some of the...
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100,000 cards for 100-year-old Texas World War II veteran

World War II veteran James South had a simple wish for his 100th birthday on Oct. 7. He wanted 100 cards and put out a plea on Facebook asking for the greetings. What he got was nearly 100,000 cards , according to the VA North Texas Health Care System. South, a World War II veteran who took part in...
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Thieves steal bronze shoes from New Mexico War Memorial

The New Mexico Veterans Memorial is shoeless. That's after five pairs of military shoes made of bronze were taken from the Albuquerque memorial the night of Sept. 27. "They were bronze shoes at the bottom of five pillars," said James Lehner, vice president of the New Mexico Veterans Memorial...
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World War II Texas vet seeks 100 birthday cards

All this soon-to-be 100-year-old World War II veteran wants for his birthday is cards. James South will hit the centennial mark on Oct. 7. His wish is to receive 100 cards in honor of the milestone and the assisted living facility where he lives in Watauga, Texas is helping to make that wish come...
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