Ann Mills-Griffiths was invited to give remarks at the Centennial celebration of the American Legion, hosted by the Department of New Jersey and held at the Crystal Point Yacht Club in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Other speakers included Denise Rohan, Past National Commander (2017-2018, Rep Christopher Smith and Rep Thomas MacArthur.
Veterans Day Ceremony – Capt. Rocky Versace Plaza, 10 November
The “Friends of Rocky Versace” will host the 17th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Alexandria on Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 11:00 AM. The approximately 1-hour indoor Ceremony will honor POW/MIA and posthumous Medal of Honor recipient CPT HR “Rocky” Versace, MIAs SFC Douglas Blodgett, Maj Joseph Davies, Maj Morgan Donahue, 1LT Larry Lilly, 1LT Leland McCants, Seaman Apprentice John Winkler, the 61 other Alexandrians who died during the Vietnam War, all our POW/MIAs as well as all Veterans in attendance.
Location is indoors at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center in the City of Alexandria, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. (intersection of Commonwealth and Mt Vernon Aves.).
A SPecial Showing of Richard Jellerson's Doc Film: "A Solemn Promise, America's Missing in Action" in Columbia, S.C., November 11, 2018
On Monday Oct. 15, Sport Clips will kick off its annual fundraising drive with a goal of raising $1.5 million by Veterans Day, when Sport Clips salons will donate $1 from every hair service completed that day to benefit the “Help A Hero Scholarship” program.
Since 2014, veteran-owned Sport Clips, a national hair salon chain for men and boys, has raised nearly $5 million in college tuition assistance and provided scholarships to more than 1,115 service members and veterans as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program.
Sport Clips was founded in 1993 by Vietnam veteran Gordon Logan and has nearly 1,800 locations throughout the United States and Canada.
Gordon Logan and Lynn Rolf, VFW’s director of programs, will be available for media interview in New York and Washington, D.C. from Monday Oct. 15 to Thursday Oct. 18.
“Estimates are that one million service members will leave the military over the next five years, so it's mission critical to help pave the way to civilian careers and essential employment. We started the ‘Help A Hero’ program to help veterans with the education costs not covered by the GI Bill," Logan said. "’Help A Hero’ scholarships are changing lives by offering the support needed to ease the transition from the military and providing for veterans and their families as a way of saying thank you for their service."
“Without this scholarship program, many veterans would not have the opportunity to pursue an education after the military because education benefits often fall short,” Rolf said. “VFW is proud to sponsor Sport Clips ‘Help a Hero Scholarship” to help our nation’s veterans get the education they earned when they joined the military.”
This fall semester, 172 student veterans from across the country have been chosen as recipients of the scholarship and together will receive nearly $790,000 in college scholarships.
To schedule an interview, please contact:
Dana Dussing Berry, Sport Clips, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Gaskell, VFW, email@example.com
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Virtual Tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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