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Honoring Our Veterans

  1. POW/MIA Flag: History and Significance

    POW-MIA flag graphic "you are not forgotten" The United States Armed Forces have engaged in countless battles in defense of the freedom so many of us take for granted. We see coverage of the devastation of war on the news but rarely see information on the members of the military who are captured or missing during these conflicts.
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  2. 25 Unique Veterans Organizations to Support in 2017

    25 Unique Veteran Organizations to support in 2017Veterans face unique challenges that many of us who never served in the military cannot imagine. Former members of the armed forces have placed their lives in danger to fight under the American flag. They deserve our support.
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  3. Soldier Care Packages for the Holidays

    The season of giving is approaching.  This year, wouldn’t it be nice to have a focus for your charity instead of just giving random pockets full of change?  By choosing to donate to items for care packages, you can make one or more soldiers’ holiday brighter. If you don’t know anyone in the service or families of those serving, it can be difficult knowing what to give or where to send your packages.  There are websites that can help you choose to whom to send your packages.  You should look into the websites to ensure who will receive your donations. Sites like OperationCarePackages.org have many different ideas and options for donation.  There are options to send to veterans, those in service, wounded soldiers, and soldiers’ families, as well.  Operation Gratitude has several different donations that you can participate in, including a Halloween

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  4. You Are Not Forgotten

    2000px-United_States_POW-MIA_flag.svgIn rear windows, on motorcycles, flying on flag poles in front of businesses and homes, the POW-MIA flag has become an iconic symbol in America for the nation's concern for military personnel missing and unaccounted for in foreign wars. The idea for such a flag was first thought of by Mary Helen Hoff, wife of Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Michael Hoff who had been missing in action in Vietnam since January 7, 1970.

    Hoff was a member of the National League of POW/MIA Families, an organization whose sole mission is “to obtain the release of all prisoners, the fullest possible accounting for the missing, and repatriation

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  5. Honoring Our Fallen: The American Flag Presentation

    Honoring Our Fallen: The American Flag Presentation
    Cemetary American FlagEveryday men and women join our Armed Services, some making the ultimate sacrifice in laying down their lives.  The worst moment in any spouse, parent, or child's life is seeing the uniformed soldier walk up to your front door, knowing exactly what it is they are about to tell you.  You heart races, a churning in your stomach, knowing the person you love most in the world has given their life to protect our country and freedom.

    Families of The Fallen

    For the comrades, the most difficult duty they ever perform is driving to the home of the fallen soldier's parents.  Once they greet the family, they present a tri-folded American flag to commemorate the fallen soldier.  The soldier's comrades will say something along the lines of, “Your son/daughter fought honorably. On
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  6. Honoring Our Fallen: The American Flag Presentation

    military-funeralEvery day men and women join our Armed Services, some making the ultimate sacrifice in laying down their lives. The worst moment in any spouse, parent, or child's life is seeing the uniformed soldier walk up to your front door, knowing exactly what it is they are about to tell you. You heart races, a churning in your stomach, knowing the person you love most in the world has given their life to protect our country and freedom. For the comrades, the most difficult duty they ever perform is driving to the home of the fallen soldier's parents. Once they greet the family, they present a tri-folded American flag to commemorate the fallen soldier. The soldier's comrades will say something along the lines of, “Your son/daughter fought honorably. On behalf of the President of the United States, please
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  7. Armed Forces Day - May 18, 2013

    Armed Forces Day 2013On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense. Each of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its specific service day in order to celebrate the newly announced Armed Forces Day. The Army, Navy and Air Force leagues adopted the newly formed day. The Marine Corps League declined to drop support for Marine Corps Day but supports Armed Forces Day, too. In a speech announcing the formation of the day, President Truman "praised the work of the military services
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  8. New US Armed Forces Veterans Support Flag

    flag_print AmericanFlags.com is proud to announce the availability of a brand new US Armed Forces Veterans Support Flag. This flag honors veterans of the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard with regal silhouettes, along with an image of the American flag and a yellow ribbon inscribed with the words "Let us never forget them." This flag is proudly made in America with top-quality polyester for indoor or outdoor use. At AmericanFlags.com, this flag is just $15.00 - a small price to pay to honor our veterans and acknowledge their sacrifices. Click here to buy this US Armed Forces Veterans Support Flag or here to see our full line of Support
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