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Send a message to US and coalition troops still deployed.
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Favorite Heroes and Favorite Veterans
Service Members -
The Blue Star Banner
Since WW I, families with family members serving in the armed forces
have hung this flag in their windows.
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.
Armed Forces Day
Flag Day/ Father's Day
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Scholarships for children of vets
North Carolina gives about 200 scholarships a year to children of veterans.
In addition, scholarships are given to children of service members killed in action.
Blair visits UK troops in Iraq
The British Prime Minister made a surprise visit to Iraq
on January 4.
Operation Genny Cream Ale
When Col. Aldo Calvi got back to his hometown in New York state,
he told a reporter that since there is no alcohol in Iraq, one of the first things he wanted was
a bottle of the local ale. The company responded - with one bottle for each day
Col. Calvi had been in Iraq.
Camp Pendleton unit heading back to action
Marines of Alpha Company are deploying to Iraq. They're ready.
National Christmas Tree
Every year since 1923, there has been a Christmas Tree at the
Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the lighting ceremony, the President throws the switch that turns on the lights.
This site has historic photos of Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy,
and the other Presidents in the lighting ceremony.
There has also been a Christmas tree in the White House ever since
Benjamin Harrison in 1889.
Southern California students to lay wreath at Arlington
Four students from an Orange County school traveled to Arlington
National Cemetary to take part in a werath-laying cemetary at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Students take on solemn task
On Monday, they went to Arlington to present the wreath.
Skidmore's father, John Barry, who served in the 101st Airborne during the 1960s, came to watch his son with his daughter and three other family members. Swallowing hard, Barry said how fortunate and privileged his son was to be able to carry the wreath.
Soldier stays in Iraq so another can come home
A National Guard Company held a drawing to see who would go home
for the holidays. Spec. James Presnall drew a winning number, and a friend of his,
who has a wife and child back home, didn't. Presnall volunteered to stay so that his
friend could go.
Joy in St. James As Soldier Returns Home
Army Capt. John Kaires comes back to his family after 8 months in Iraq
Congratulations, 4th Infantry Division!
On December 14, 2003, soldiers from the US Army's 4th Infantry
Division captured Saddam Hussein.
One of the 4th Infantry's WW II heroes was General
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. He landed with the first wave at Normandy on June 6, 1944,
and won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his gallantry and bravery in battle.
He was 57 at the time.
Flags of the coalition countries