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This Week In History
December 15, 1791 - Following ratification by the state of Virginia, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, become the law of the land.
December 16, 1773- In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor.
Decemberr 17, 1903- Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft.
December 18, 1865- Following its ratification by the requisite three-quarters of the states earlier in the month, the 13th Amendment is formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution, ensuring that “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude… shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
December 19, 1944- At a meeting of senior Allied commanders, Eisenhower decides to appoint Field Marshal Montgomery, commanding British 21st Army Group, to lead all Allied forces to the north of ” the Bulge” in the line created by the German attack.
December 20, 1989- The United States invades Panama in an attempt to overthrow military dictator Manuel Noriega, who had been indicted in the United States on drug trafficking charges and was accused of suppressing democracy in Panama and endangering U.S. nationals.
December 21, 1968- Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, is successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, Jr., and William Anders aboard.
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Vet Net News Journal
The VetNet Journal is for vets, about vets, and designed to serve vets with resources and information relevant to their needs. We hope you will visit often and use these resources to benefit you and your families. Memberships are available to Veteran's Outreach as well. Enjoy!
How to Save a Life
PLEASE watch - and then share . This short video illustrates the best demonstration and gives the simplest explanation of exactly what to do if someone near you collapses and is presumably having a heart attack. You could very well save the life of a friend or loved one. Someone you share this video with might save your life..!
Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (The VOW act)
Read up on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs VOW act! Below is a link to the official webpage, giving citizens an chance to read the full bill as well as understand the major points of this monumental and important act. Here at Veterans' Outreach we are actively participating in talks with senators and government officials so that this bill can become a reality! Let's work to give our vets the resources and skills so they may earn a living among the countrymen they sacrificed much for!
Woodside Elementary performs
"The Unknown Soldier"
On 11-11-11, Ann Matthey's 5th grade elementary class performed "The Unknown Soldier" for an assembly of family, friends, and veterans. The song, "The Unknown Soldier," was originally sung by Don Ellis Gatlin, written by Tedd French and Bob Dellaposta, and recorded on Veterans' Outreach's cd "Home Free: A Tribute to the American Veteran."
"Crazy Joe" Crazy For VO
During World War II, Joe Lavinger had the nerve-wracking job of working on mine sweepers in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and says he’s “lucky to be here.”
A Brother's Love Motivates Bob Goddard
Bob Goddard was only six years old when the United States got drawn into World War II. His brothers, 13 and 15 years older, both enlisted, one before and one shortly after Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941.
A Message From The President
I am grateful for the country that we live in and I owe my freedoms to think, to do, and to be the patriot and individual that I am to the brave veterans of our Armed Forces. I am in a position to give something back to our men and women, being able to help a veteran in need is a great honor.
A Veteran's Search For Help
When Danny Riddle woke up in a hospital in April 1974, the only thing he knew was his name. His ear was lying on his shoulder and half his head wasn’t there. A lot of surgery and rehabilitation followed, but even that couldn’t make up for the fact that he couldn’t remember a thing about his tour in Vietnam. To compound the situation, he could not get his military records, no matter how he tried—including approaching a congressman.
Michigander Finds Kentucky Home with VO
Jim Larsen thinks Kentucky is so “fantastic” he decided to move there after finally retiring. But he didn’t know he would be starting a new career as Regional Director for the Veterans’ Outreach in Grayson.
VO Receives Donation From Home Savings
Darlene Pavlock (middle), Executive Director of Home Savings Charitable Foundation, presents Teri Ely (left) and Robert Julian, both of Veterans' Outreach, with a $10,000 donation to the organization. (Submitted photo, July 25, 2010)
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