Tag: Veterans Day
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
James Madison University will recognize veterans of the armed forces with an extensive flag display on the Quadrangle Wednesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
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.
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.
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.
Members of the Fishburne Military School postgraduate basketball team served veterans eating dinner at Applebee’s locations in Waynesboro and Staunton on Veterans Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Virginia State Parks will offer all guests free park admission and special programming on Veterans Day,Tuesday, Nov. 11.
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.
A bipartisan Senate resolution will encourage American communities to plan activities for Veterans Day 2014 to honor all post-9/11 veterans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veterans serving in war, serving in peace, all have made America safe. “The peacetime veteran serves to deter aggression, a role as important as the combat veteran’s sacrifices in fighting aggression,” said Cadet Lt. Col. Jeeyhung Jung, the battalion commander of the Fishburne Military School Corps of Cadets, at the school’s Founders Day/Veterans Day ceremony on Friday.
“Today,” said Cadet Lt. Col. William Ulrich, the battalion commander of the corps of cadets at Fishburne Military School, “will produce its share of veterans, as will tomorrow and every day after that.” Ulrich and fellow cadets paid tribute to veterans on Friday during a special Veterans Day ceremony that included a solemn reading of…
Veterans Day is a day to honor those who have served and continue to serve in uniform, as well as those who died in service to their country. Roughly 1 percent of our population serves in the military. As we consider the impact those individuals have had on the world, defending freedom and protecting democracy,…
I saw a listing in the local paper called “Honor Our Veterans,” and I am hoping that I can honor my father and at few other local World War II vets that I know very well. First of all is my father, Chief Petty Officer James R. Belcher. He served in the U.S. Navy in…
My uncle sifted through cracked, black and white photos of soldiers. Uncle Rob was in a rehab hospital, slowly fading. The photos were his buddies from World War II. A shoe box that held these photos and medals was practically the only thing he brought with him to the hospital. The nurse told me it…
Story by Chris Graham With AFP Video William Coffin has seen Iraq twice now, spanning two decades. And he’d go back again, no question, not a moment’s hesitation. After speaking to cadets at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro at a Veterans Day ceremony, I asked Lt. Col. Coffin, a 26-year military veteran now serving as…
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once…
As we honor the service of the men and women who have served our country, I wanted to provide you an update on things we have worked on in Washington to support our nation’s veterans once they return home from war. On this Veterans Day, I want to acknowledge my respect and appreciation for the…
In recognition of President Woodrow Wilson’s involvement in the formation of Veterans Day, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum is presenting a free Veterans Day program, open to the public, including a dramatic reading by Woodrow Wilson portrayer Judd Bankert of President Wilson’s Armistice Day address to Congress.