This Week In History

 
July 06, 1976  In Annapolis, Maryland, the United States Naval Academy admits women for the first time in its history with the induction of 81 female midshipmen. 
 
July 07, 1976 -  For the first time in history, women are enrolled into the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
 
July 08, 1959 - Maj. Dale R. Ruis and Master Sgt. Chester M. Ovnand become the first Americans killed in the American phase of the Vietnam War when guerrillas strike a Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) compound in Bien Hoa, 20 miles northeast of Saigon.
 
July 09, 1947 -  In a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, General Dwight D. Eisenhower appoints Florence Blanchfield to be a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, making her the first woman in U.S. history to hold permanent military rank
 
July 10, 1950 -  The first engagement between U.S. and North Korean tanks occurred near Chonui.
 
July 11, 1995-  Two decades after the fall of Saigon, President Bill Clinton establishes full diplomatic relations with Vietnam, citing Vietnamese cooperation in accounting for the 2,238 Americans still listed as missing in the Vietnam War
 
July 12 1862-  President Abraham Lincoln signs into law a measure calling for the awarding of a U.S. Army Medal of Honor, in the name of Congress, “to such noncommissioned officers and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other soldier-like qualities during the present insurrection

 

 

 

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As we enter another new year, we are proud to state that we have been in the business of helping veterans for over 21 years.   We are honored to have met so many heroes.  We have seen a lot of change.   From one small office in one state to currently five full service offices in multiple states.   In 2014, after years in the planning we were able to purchase a corporate home for Veterans’ Outreach.  Two doctors decided to retire and sell their building just at the time we were poised to purchase.  They were very generous and even donated the office furnishings.  The move is significant in so many ways – we now have enough space to meet our needs and develop more programs for veterans.

 

We are grateful for and humbled by the generous donations of those who are proud and supportive of this country’s military.  Because of you, we have made great strides including reaching more than 17,400 times since we began our mission.

 

¨     In 2014, we were able to help veterans 3,281 times throughout the regions we serve.  We have served veterans in our offices, through our website, through referrals from other agencies, and over the phone. 

¨     We have provided shelter to homeless veterans. 

¨     We have helped with emergency financial assistance for veterans in crisis.

¨     We have provided employment assistance with jobs that can support a family. 

¨     Our Workforce Program has employed hundreds of veterans. 

¨     We have provided free food and clothing to veterans through generous donors and community efforts. 

¨     We have registered thousands of veterans for the WWII Registry of Remembrances in Arlington, Virginia. 

¨     Home Free, our patriotic CD has had more digital downloads and CD sales in 2014 than in the last 10 years.   

¨     We have had community groups volunteer to hold fundraising events to benefit services for veterans.  

¨     We have more than 1,000 people visit our website on a monthly basis. 

¨     Our Facebook site has over 10,000 likes. 

 

We believe patriotism is on the rise in this country and we plan to continue serving and honoring veterans with a passion that attempts to mirror the selfless sacrifices that service men and women make every day. 

                                               

                                          GOD BLESS THE USA!

 

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