|The Mourner's Bill of Rights
|Even though Veterans are widely recognized, each individual who suffers is uniquely affected. Family and friends of loved ones who are fighting here or oversea’s are often confused and worried. It can be difficult to cope with finding a job, caring for your family, and/or living with PTSD. Today there is hope, join the fight and help raise Veteran awareness for your cause!
|VVA Honor Wagon at the Pittsburgh Airport
|New Project to transport fallen soldiers at the Pittsburgh Airport.
|Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
|Providing college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Our vision is that every such child can have a debt-free college education.
|The virtual rally point for service members, and the professionals working to serve them
|The Soldiers Project
|We are a group of licensed mental health professionals who offer free psychological treatment to military service members (active duty, National Guard, Reserves and veterans) and their loved ones who have served or who expect to serve in the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan.
|Veteran Combat Call Center
|1-877-WAR-VETS is a confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. Learn more
|RENAMING Sgt Joseph M. Garrison Memorial Bridge
|Rt 28 & Rt 66
Crosses over Red Bank Creek
New Bethlehem Pa
|Operation Bug Guard
|Help send Bug Guard Care Packages to deployed soldiers. Each package is just $25 and
includes from Avon (1) Bug Guard Plus SPF 30 Pump Spray and (1) Anti-Itch Spray. As
an Avon Representative I have a personal goal of helping 50 soldiers. For each care
package purchased I will personally match each one with Care package of my own. Each
Care Package will be gift wrapped and you may include a personal to the troops from
you. You can contact me at 724-816-1252 or email me at email@example.com. The
deadline for this event is June 19th. Please pass this along to everyone you know!
Thank you for your support!!
|Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign by the U.S. Department of
|Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign by the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs aimed at helping Veterans overcome and seek treatment for mental
health conditions. The campaign provides extensive resources for Veterans suffering
from post traumatic stress, including:
a.. VA approved treatment and support resources
b.. Hundreds of video testimonials from Veterans who overcame PTSD
c.. Information on how to recognize PTSD and seek treatment
|Heroes to Hired
|The Department of Defense's Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program recently introduced its new "Heroes to Hired" (H2H) website. The site is has a wide range of free resources, including a state of the art jobs search tool that allows one to enter his or her military occupational specialty (MOS) and will then find jobs from employers that match their skill set. It also lists traditional and virtual career fairs the department will sponsor and participate in 2012.
|2ND COMBAT ENGR. BATL. FALLEN MARINE MEMORIAL
|Fallen Marine Memorial will be built at Camp Lajeune N. C. to honor the Fallen
Marines of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.
For more information please contact Cpt. Jack Young at 910-451-1630
Send contributions to:
2nd CEB Memorial Fund
C/O Cpt. Jack Young
PSC Box 20089
Camp Lejeune N.C. 28542
|Bereaved Military Families of America: Special Project: "Gold Star Holiday Retreat & Remembrance"
|Bereaved Military Families of America: Special Project: "Gold Star Holiday Retreat & Remembrance" held the first weekend of December here at the beautiful emerald coast of Panama City Beach, Fla. to help family members cope with grief through the holidays.
Please review our website: www.bereavedmilitaryfamiliesofamerica.org and the attached brochure.
If you can assist us with even $1.00, please consider our project for donating a gift to help families attend the holiday retreat and remembrance and gain insight from a grief support professional on how to cope with their grief through the holidays, the most difficult time of year.
Thank you for being a part of our journey since 2004.
Please help us continue to benefit those who have followed and will continue to follow in the war on terror.
With gratitude for your time and consideration,
Deb & Dave Tainsh Gold Star parents, U.S. Army Sgt Patrick Tainsh KIA 2/11/04
Panama City Beach Florida
850 249 8975
|Memorial for Fallen Central Pennsylvania
|MARINE PARENTS INC.
|Information on Veterans Benefits
|Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to
file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to
obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied
claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know.
Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the
only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell you about a
specific benefit unless you ask for it. You need to know what questions to ask
so the right doors open for you and then be ready to have an advocate who is
willing to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your
rights and your best interests.
|Appeals - http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc
Board of Veteran's Appeals - http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
CARES Commission - http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
CARES Draft National Plan - http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105
Center for Minority Veterans - http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
Center for Veterans Enterprise - http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm
Center for Women Veterans - http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/
Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans - http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc - http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.html
Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service - http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6%20/ch07.doc
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 - http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page - http://www.va.gov/
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations - http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp - http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm
Due Process - http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.doc
Duty to Assist - http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch01.doc
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations - http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/
Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care - http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf
Environmental Agents - http://www1.va.gov/environagents/
Environmental Agents M10 - http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002
Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility - http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) - http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC and http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158
See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet - http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) - http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC
Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE - http://www1.va..gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 - http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf OR, http://www1.va..gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htm
Forms and Records Request - http://www.va.gov/vaforms/
General Compensation Provisions - http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter11_subchaptervi_.html
Geriatrics and Extended Care - http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/
Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG - http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm
Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health - http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf
Gulf War Subject Index - http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A
Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf
Homeless Veterans http://www1.va.gov/homeless/
HSR&D Home http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/
Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm
Ionizing Radiation http://www1.va.gov/irad/
M 10 for spouses and children < http://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007
M10 Part III Change 1 http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008
M21-1 Table of Contents http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html
Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC
Mental Health Program Guidelines http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp
My Health e Vet http://www.myhealth.va.gov/
National Association of State Directors http://www.nasdva.com/
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp
Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc
OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/
Online VA Form 10-10EZ https://www.1010ez..med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/
Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf
Peacetime Disability Compensation http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131
Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteri_.html and, http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapterii_.html
Persian Gulf Registry http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003
This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of March 7, 2005: http://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232
Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf
Phase I PGR http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004
Phase II PGR http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005
Policy Manual Index http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm
Power of Attorney http://www.warms.vba..va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) http://www1.va.gov/shad/
Prosthetics Eligibility http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337
Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/
Public Health/SARS http://www..publichealth.va.gov/SARS/
Publications Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4
Publications and Reports http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm
Records Center and Vault Homepage http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html
Records Center and Vault Site Map http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html
REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS http://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses
Research and Development http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm
Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html
Title 38 Index Parts 0-17
Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart A "Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl
Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (also Ã‚Â§ 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here) http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl Title 38 PART 4--SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart B--DISABILITY RATINGS
Title 38Â§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART A "SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart Ã "General Policy in Rating http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:184.108.40.206.5.1..96.11&idno=38
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims http://www.vetapp.gov/
VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf
VA Fact Sheet http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html
VA Health Care Eligibility http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp
VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF) http://www.avapl.org/gaf/gaf.html
VA Life Insurance Handbook Â¬" Chapter 3 http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm
VA MS Research http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp
VA National Hepatitis C Program http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/
VA Office of Research and Development http://www1.va.gov/resdev/
VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp
VA WMD EMSHG http://www1.va.gov/emshg/
VA WRIISC-DC http://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/
VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page http://www.vba.va.gov/
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/
VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/
VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13 http://webmaila.juno.com/webmail/new/UrlBlockedError.aspx
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page http://www.publichealth.va.gov/
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans Â¬(tm) Health http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp
Vocational Rehabilitation http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/
Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.doc
VONAPP online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
WARMS - 38 CFR Book C http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html
Wartime Disability Compensation http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey http://www.wri.med.va.gov/
Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site http://www.gibill.va.gov/
What VA Social Workers Do http://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3
WRIISC Patient Eligibility http://www.illegion.org/va1.html
|Primary Health Care Network
|Family in need. Please sign petition
|All of you that know me I KNOW you have heard me talk about a dear friend of mine
and Don's who was killed in action in Iraq. Daniel "Danny" Lightner. Danny was
THE BEST person I knew. And I say that in all sincerity!
He was like a brother to my best friend Sherry. I got to know him very well through
Sherry and Tom Hatch. He hunted on the same mountain as me and we always saw each
other each hunting season. He went to my Church and was Sherry's "family". Danny
LIVED his life for God and was a wonderful person inside and out. He loved his
family. Don had known Danny for his whole life! (Isn't it a small world? We both
knew Danny before we knew each other!)
We are trying to have a bridge in Hollidaysburg (Danny's home town) named after him
in his honor. Which Danny would be totally embarrassed by. But it is the least we
can do for someone who lived every day of his life doing for others. Even the way
Danny died he was doing for not only all of us here but for another in his Unit.
Danny not only served his Country but was also a Pennsylvania State Police Officer.
I am asking that you please take a moment and sign the petition for my friend. We
need a 1000 names.
Thank you very much! I appreciate your help!
|Gold Star Mothers
|For more information on this great cause please click on the link below:
|SUPPORT FOR TROOPS
|For more information on these great causes please click on the link below:
|Support for Veterans
|The Mesothelioma Center is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information
to their visitors in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos
cancer. Mesothelioma symptoms do not develop until this period. A mesothelioma
patient's prognosis, or the probable course and outcome of a disease's influence on
the body, is influenced by numerous factors. Since a mesothelioma diagnosis often
occurs once the cancer has progressed to later stages of development, mesothelioma
prognosis is typically poor. For more information goto http://www.asbestos.com.
|John David Fry Scholarship
|This scholarship provides for the benefits of the GI Bill (full tuition at
a state school, housing allowance for an E-5) to children of those KIA in
Iraq or Afghanistan.
Further information can be found at www.GIBill.va.gov or go to
www.google.com and type in John David Fry Scholarship.
|Gold Star Dads of America
|For more information on this great cause please click on the link below:
|Service Star Families & Gold Star Dads
|For more information on this great cause please click on the link below:
|RENAMING THE STATE ROUTE 518 BRIDGE IN SHARPSVILLE,PA
|The State Route 518 Bridge in Sharpsville, PA
which crosses over the Shenango River has been renamed as the Sgt. David Wallace (WALLEYE) Memorial Bridge.
|FREE HAND PAINTED PORTRAITS
|FOR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY (PARENTS & SPOUSE)
Portraits are 16" x 20" (Head to Shoulder Hand Painted Portrait)
For more information:
Contact Alex Yawor
Alex is 86 year old World War ll Marine Veteran is feels compelled to do
this for the families in memory of your loved one.
|Example 1 - Picture
||Example 1 - Painting
|Example 2 - Picture
||Example 2 - Painting
|Sgt. Brad McKee to raise funding for the Wounded Warriors Program
RA Marine friend of ours, Sgt. Brad McKee from Hammond, LA has taken on a
mission to raise awareness of the human sacrifice for love of country by our
fallen heroes and to raise funding for the Wounded Warriors Program. He has
committed to train to run an ultra-marathon (100 miles) in a 24 hr. period
next April in Louisiana. I assured him that I would post his info online
and get it out to all my contacts. This is a very important cause and hope
that all of you pass this email link to all of your contacts, as well. You
can follow along on his journey and blog at:
There is a brief excerpt near the beginning of Brad's video on his website
of the rollcall at the USMC memorial service that Josh's company had at the
firmbase in Fallujah, Iraq. It took place on June 15, 2005, the day
following his death. The helmet, boots, and vest are also Josh's issue in
the "soldier's cross" in this video.
Brad has informed me that during this year of training he will also be
visiting Brooks Burn Center in San Antonio, TX, as well as Walter Reed Army
Hospital in Washington, DC and Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD where
he will be spending the Christmas holiday with some of the wounded troops
who do not have family with them. He is hoping to get a few famous people
involved in his project to bring more attention to it's purpose. He has
made it clear to me that this is a non-political mission. Some of us may
make the journey to LA to run the last leg of his marathon with him in
April. If anyone has any questions you can email him directly, or email me
and I'll get back to you.
Remember, America is the land of the free... BECAUSE of the brave! Thanks
for your support.
Proud mom of my Fallen Hero, LCpl. Joshua P. Klinger/USMC KIA 6/14/05
** Never Forgotten...Always in my Heart! **
|FALLEN MEMORIAL LOCATIONS
|SGT DAVID WALLACE (WALLEYE) MEMORIAL BRIDGE,
STATE ROUTE 518,
SSGT JEREMY HORTON MEMORIAL BRIDGE,
POWELL AVE (MILLCREEK TWP),
WAR ON TERROR TRIBUTE MEMORIAL, MAIN ST, EVANS CITY PA
SGT ERIC R. HULL / SGT NICHOLAS A. TOMKO MEMORIAL, NEW KENSINGTON MEMORIAL USAR CENTER, 2450 LEECHBURG RD, NEW KENSINGTON PA
SSGT SHAWN GRAHAM MEMORIAL BRIDGE, CHESTNUT STREET, GROVE CITY PA
SGT MICHAEL MARZANO MEMORIAL VA MEDICAL CENTER, 295 NORTH KERRWOOD RD, HERMITAGE PA
STE'VON BOOKER MEMORIAL BUILDING, ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDS, ABERDEEN MD
STE'VON BOOKER MEMORIAL CLASS ROOM, FT STEWARD GA
CENTURY 21 WAR MEMORIAL
, RTE 56, HYDE PARK PLAZA, VANDERGRIFT PA
SGT CARL F CURRAN ll MEMORIAL BRIDGE, RTE 68 (CROSSING OVER ALLEGHENY RIVER), EAST BRADY PA
PFC BRADELY G. KRITZER MEMORIAL BRIDGE, STATE ROAD 3012 AT THE JUNCTION OF HIGHWAY 53, COALPORT PA
SFC MICHAEL J. TULLY MEMORIAL BRIDGES, (CROSSES OVER I-80 WASHINGTON TWP. JEFFERSON COUNTY),
FALLS CREEK PA
SFC MICHAEL J. TULLY MEMORIAL, BROCKWAY AREA HIGH SCHOOL, BROCKWAY PA
SFC MICHAEL J. TULLY, SPECIAL FORCES MEMORIAL WALL, FORT BRAGG, N.C.
SGT ALLAN BEVINGTON MEMORIAL, RIVER RD, WAMPUM, PA
SSGT RYAN MASETH, GABRIEL FIELD, BLDG 3217, KENTUCKY AVE, FT. CAMPELL, KY
SSGT RYAN MASETH, USAOC HEADQUARTERS, BLDG 2929, DESERT STORM DR, FT BRAGG N.C.
LT COL. MICHAEL McLAUGHLIN, HALL OF VALOR, SOLDIERS AND SALORS MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH, PA
PFC ROSS McGINNIS, HALL OF VALOR, SOLDIER AND SALIORS MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH, PA
|Project Never Forget
Receive a Free photo charm (necklace or pin). For more information goto www.projectneverforget.com
|Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild of Scottdale
Hello, My name is Vicki Ulery. I am the president of the Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild of Scottdale. We have a project called Hearts and Hands Across Western Pennsylvania where we make reproduction Civil War Sanitary Commission quilts for families of fallen soldiers from the Iraq and Afganistan War. We are limiting this to Western PA as we are a small group. I have attached a newspaper clipping and our information pamphlet. If you would like to receive one of these quilts please contact me. My phone number is 724-887-4682. My address is 507 Parker Avenue Scottdale PA 15683. May God bless you, you have given the ultimate sacrifice.
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFO
|Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (PS4FS) is an organization dedicated to
presenting a loving hand-knitted prayer shawl to fallen soldiers' families
in remembrance of their loved one. This grass-roots group wants to show
appreciation and compassion for our fallen soldiers' families' ultimate
sacrifice, hoping each time they wrap themselves in the prayer shawl's
warmth, they will be filled with fond loving memories of their loved one.
If you or another family member would like to receive this gift, please go
to the following website for more information:
Website Address: http://home.earthlink.net/~ps4fs/shawls/
(Our sister group is: Shawl Ministry Website:
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, the name of your group,
your city/state, and the number of prayer shawls you'd like to send to our
fallen soldiers' families.
|DAVID VEVERKA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
|Cpl. Russell Grant Culbertson III, was killed in action in Iraq in October of 2006. In his honor and memory, his mother Denise Culbertson has started “Project RUSS,” which stands for Remember Ur Special Soldier.
Mrs. Culbertson contacted the commanders of the 4th ID, B and C companies, based out of Fort Hood and asked if I could “adopt” their soldiers. This means that there are approximately 120 soldiers that need kind and caring individuals to write to them weekly and send monthly care packages. I choose these two companies because Russ was assigned to C company and his former commander is now in charge of B company. (I would love to have so many volunteers that we would have to branch out to other companies in the 4th ID)
If anyone is interested in signing up for this project, please contact 412-997-8978 or email email@example.com. Please leave your name, e-mail address, and phone number so that you can be contacted and provided with the names and addresses of the soldiers and the date of deployment, which is tentatively in March of 2008.
|RENAMING THE POWELL AVENUE BRIDGE IN ERIE
|Governor Edward G. Rendell signed House Bill 1795 today into law renaming the Powell Avenue Bridge in Millcreek Township as the Staff Sgt. Jeremy R. Horton Memorial Bridge.
|Russ Culbertson Memorial Website
|SAVE YOUR INK CARTRIDGES
A reminder that we save ink cartridges to send in for reimbursement monies
that we use towards postage for our Troops boxes that we send out monthly.We have baggies available for you should you want some. They are postage
page plastic baggies with our account number on them. All you need to do is
put your personal printer ink cartridges in and pop them in the mailbox!
If you would like some baggies, please forward your request to myself at
firstname.lastname@example.org or to Laurie Davis at email@example.com .This program has been a great help to our postage expenses over the last
couple of years. So a big thank you to all who have been saving your
printer ink cartridges.
We CAN NOT accept toner cartridges. Only ink cartridges for your personal
printers at home or at work.
Thanks again for all of your support
Project Support Our Troops
|GOLD STAR MEMORIAL PEACE GARDEN
*Free Custom Gift* Memory Buttons
|We are Carol & Steve Welch a blended military family consisting of three children: Traci Morlock, Christine Welch, and Sean Anderson. We started our grief journey when our 19 year old youngest child and only son, Sean Anderson, died in an automobile accident on January 24, 1994. After our son’s death, we attended our first Bereaved Parents of the USA meeting and found a place of peace. Since our very first meeting, we knew that somehow we would try to make a difference in the grief community, and this led to our making the memorial photo buttons. At a recent national BP/USA meeting, a Marine Mom gave us her sacred picture of her handsome son in his dress uniform. When she entrusted that picture to us for a button we realized why we had been put in that place at that time: our mission was and is to Support the Troops – their families. We are retired Army (30 years) and still work for the Army as civilian servants and feel the old Army slogan “We Take Care of Our Own” now applies to all members and families of all the Armed Forces.
As our gift of love and care, we would be honored to make memory picture buttons for Families of the Fallen sending requests, as one Service Family to another. The only price would be the smile that perhaps the button(s) will bring to your face and the knowledge that your child will never be forgotten. The buttons are 2 inches in diameter with a pin back. A picture is produced and may have words overprinted on the picture. Don’t worry about the size or quality of the photograph. We can scan anything from a wallet to an 8 x 10 and often we can make repairs to faded or older photos. You may either email or mail the image/picture and the name or desired inscription. Remember that any scanned and emailed image will only be as clear as the capability of the scanner that you used. All mailed pictures will be scanned and the original will be returned with the button. Please be sure to include proper mailing information and contact information for clarification.
From our Hearts to Yours,
Carol and Steve Welch
123 Rue Grand Drive
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367-2012
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|Periods of War in America
This section sets forth the beginning and ending dates of each war period beginning with the Indian wars. Note that the term "period of war" in reference to pension entitlement under 38 U.S.C. 1521, 1541 and 1542 means all of the war periods listed in this section except the Indian wars and the Spanish-American War. See §3.3(a)(3) and (b)(4)(i).
(a) Indian wars. January 1, 1817, through December 31, 1898, inclusive. Service must have been rendered with the United States military forces against Indian tribes or nations.
(b) Spanish-American War. April 21, 1898, through July 4, 1902, inclusive. If the veteran served with the United States military forces engaged in hostilities in the Moro Province, the ending date is July 15, 1903. The Philippine Insurrection and the Boxer Rebellion are included.
(c) World War I. April 6, 1917, through November 11, 1918, inclusive. If the veteran served with the United States military forces in Russia, the ending date is April 1, 1920. Service after November 11, 1918 and before July 2, 1921 is considered World War I service if the veteran served in the active military, naval, or air service after April 5, 1917 and before November 12, 1918.
(d) World War II. December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946, inclusive. If the veteran was in service on December 31, 1946, continuous service before July 26, 1947, is considered World War II service.
(e) Korean conflict. June 27, 1950, through January 31, 1955, inclusive.
(f) Vietnam era. The period beginning on February 28, 1961, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in the case of a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. The period beginning on August 5, 1964, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in all other cases. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 101(29))
(g) Future dates. The period beginning on the date of any future declaration of war by the Congress and ending on a date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of the Congress. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 101)
(h) Mexican border period. May 9, 1916, through April 5, 1917, in the case of a veteran who during such period served in Mexico, on the borders thereof, or in the waters adjacent thereto. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 101(30))
(i) Persian Gulf War. August 2, 1990, through date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 101(33))