US Valentine

To our favorite service members

To all our service members who serve here and abroad and their allied partners
You Have Our Highest Regards and We Will Always Be Here For You
Begun February 14, 2003.

Winter 2008

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The VetDogs project is a program from the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
They train and provide guide dogs and service dogs to veterans who need them.

British P.M. Gordon Brown's new book, "Wartime Courage", celebrates the bravery and heroism of Britain's "greatest generation" - men and women who fought for their country during WW II.

Veterans Day

Originally Armistice day, which marked the end of WW I - November 11, 1918, at eleven minutes past eleven.
    The name was officially changed by Congress in 1954.

A "Salute to Veterans". There are games, links to history sites, informations sites,

On Veterans Day, we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the men and women who in defense of our freedom have bravely worn the uniform of the United States.
From the fields and forests of war-torn Europe to the jungles of Southeast Asia, from the deserts of Iraq to the mountains of Afghanistan, brave patriots have protected our Nation's ideals, rescued millions from tyranny, and helped spread freedom around the globe.

At Fort Hood, Texas, the annual Phantom Thunder event brings around 1200 riders to honor veterans.
The commander of Ft Hood, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, said, “It’s because of the veterans who served today and in past battles … that we have the freedoms we enjoy today -- the freedoms you provided us.”

The U. S. Marine Corps celebrates its birthday on November 10.

Poppies have long been a symbol of veterans day. It began after WW I, with a poem by John McCrae, In Flanders Fields.

In England, there's a guy called "Poppy Man", who goes around supporting the Royal British Legion, an organization that serves British ex-servicemen. Click on the link to find out why he's called "Poppy Man".