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Robert Hurt: Caring for our veterans

This past week, as our nation came together on Veterans Day to honor those who have served our country, I traveled across the Fifth District and talked with many of Virginia’s brave veterans. In addition to attending several Veterans Day events, I visited McGuire VA Medical Center, the Salem VA Medical Center, and three Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, more commonly known as CBOCs, in Danville, Lynchburg, and Charlottesville.

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Fishburne Military School honors military veterans

On Wednesday at the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Fishburne Military School, cadets placed American flags on grounds in the school’s quad in memory of Fishburne alums who gave their life to their country in wars dating back to the Spanish-American War in the 19th century.


Bob Goodlatte: Saying thank you to our veterans

Thank you. To many, these are just two simple words. But to our veterans, they mean much more. Today, we honor the men and women who for generations have served our country with great sacrifice and dedication. We are blessed to live in the United States, and every day I am thankful for the service of our men and women in uniform.

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Fishburne Military School marks Veterans Day

Fishburne Military School saluted the military in its annual Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday. Col. William Coffin with the Virginia Army National Guard provided the keynote address.


Robert Hurt: Thanking our nation’s veterans

As we commemorate Veterans Day, we remember with gratitude all those brave service members who throughout American history, have courageously fought to preserve our freedoms.


Virginia Tech student veterans reflect on their military service

Trey VanHout of Roseland, Virginia, a junior majoring in materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering, grew up a Hokie fan. He said he loved the football team and Virginia Tech appealed to him as one of the best engineering schools in the nation.


Poll: Americans blame Congress, VA for poor care of veterans

Republicans and Democrats rarely agree on anything these days, but as the nation prepares to celebrate its bravest, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind finds that the vast majority of all Americans believe the United States is shortchanging its veterans.


Dominion Virginia Power marks Veteran’s Day by helping local veterans with weatherization, energy assistance

Dominion Virginia Power volunteers and weatherization experts will join forces on the eve of Veteran’s Day to help and honor veterans who have served our nation.


JMU to salute veterans

James Madison University will recognize veterans of the armed forces with an extensive flag display on the Quadrangle Wednesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.


UVA ROTC units to honor veterans, remember POWs and MIAs

Cadets and midshipmen from University of Virginia ROTC units will hold a 24-hour vigil to remember the prisoners of war and those missing in action, starting Monday at 3 p.m. in the McIntire Amphitheater.


Robert Hurt: Recognizing the sacrifice of our nation’s veterans

This past week, as our nation came together on Veterans Day to honor those who have served our country, I had the honor of traveling across the Fifth District and talking with many of Virginia’s brave veterans.

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Video: Fishburne Military School marks Veterans Day

Footage from the Veterans Day ceremony at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va., on Nov. 11, 2014. The guest speaker was Barrett Overton, a Fisbburne alum now serving in the U.S. Army.

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Fishburne PG basketball players serve veterans on Veterans Day

Members of the Fishburne Military School postgraduate basketball team served veterans eating dinner at Applebee’s locations in Waynesboro and Staunton on Veterans Day.

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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum Honors Veterans

On November 11, 1918, President Wilson announced the armistice, or temporary halt of fighting in World War I, and proclaimed that November 11 would forever be Armistice Day in the United States.

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Randy Forbes: Five things you never knew about Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we are once again reminded of the ways in which our freedoms and liberties have been preserved by the dedicated service of the men and women in our Armed Forces.


Bob Goodlatte: Remembering those who have served

As we celebrate Veterans Day, I encourage you to remember those who have served. If you know a veteran, take a moment to hear their story and share your gratitude for their service.


Not just one day: Veterans deserve a lasting commitment

Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. Two days to remind us in a multitude of ways how to remember, and also act. Our veterans need us now.


Free entry and special programs for Veterans Day at Virginia State Parks

Virginia State Parks will offer all guests free park admission and special programming on Veterans Day,Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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Army/Navy comes to Waynesboro: Fishburne to host special event at PG basketball game

As a run-up to Veterans Day remembrances and ceremonies at Fishburne Military School, the Caissons postgrad basketball team is prepping for its own version of an Army/Navy game.


Kaine intrpduces Senate resolution to honor post-9/11 vets

A bipartisan Senate resolution will encourage American communities to plan activities for Veterans Day 2014 to honor all post-9/11 veterans.

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Fishburne PG basketball serves vets on Veterans Day

Members of the Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball team served veterans eating dinner at Applebee’s in Waynesboro on Veterans Day. More on FMS basketball is online at www.FishburnePGBasketball.org.

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Former congressman, Cabinet secretary addresses Fishburne on Veterans Day

The threats faced today and tomorrow are different than any in the history of mankind, said former congressman, Secretary of the Army and National Security Advisor John Marsh in a Veterans Day address at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro on Monday.


Susan Vento and Judy Van Ness: Veterans Day surprise from Congress

Americans are observing Veterans Day. Some will observe it with a day off from work or checking out the special Veterans Day sales that will be held in department stores. But the real meaning of the day should be to think about the great sacrifices of the men and women who deserve to be honored.


Eric Shinseki: What veterans deserve

Last month, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Captain William D. Swenson, United States Army, for heroism and gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in the Battle of the Ganjgal Valley on Sept. 8, 2009. At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), we are honored to walk amongst, as well as work with, such heroes every day.

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Veterans Day at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

In recognition of President Woodrow Wilson’s involvement in the formation of Veterans Day all veterans, active military members, and their families will be entitled to free admission to the Presidential Library and Museum on Monday November 11, 2013.