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Newsmotion - Veterans http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/29/all en Wounded Warriors Ride for Recovery http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/wounded-warriors-ride-recovery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wounded Warriors Ride for Recovery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 04/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/041714_soldier_ride.jpg?itok=_HZlX9nJ" alt="President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki welcome the Wounded Warrior Project&#039;s Soldier Ride to the South Lawn of the White House in celebration of the seventh annual Soldier Ride, April 17, 2014." title="President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki welcome the Wounded Warrior Project&#039;s Soldier Ride to the South Lawn of the White House in celebration of the seventh annual Soldier Ride, April 17, 2014." width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki welcome the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride to the South Lawn of the White House in celebration of the seventh annual Soldier Ride, April 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <div class="embed"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_full/?itok=Wn3QfQ2O" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_full" /><p><a href="/photos-and-video/photogallery/seventh-annual-wounded-warrior-projects-soldier-ride">Click here to see the photo gallery.</a> </p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This morning, on the South Lawn of the White House, President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Secretary Shinseki welcomed riders participating in the Wounded Warrior Project&rsquo;s Soldier Ride.</p> <p>Today was the fifth time President Obama has welcomed Soldier Ride to the White House. The ride begins in Washington, D.C. and ends in Friendship, Maryland, spanning a total of 58 miles.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/04/17/wounded-warriors-ride-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/04/17/wounded-warriors-ride-recovery" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/04/17/wounded-warriors-ride-recovery</a> </div> </div> </div> Amanda Lucidon Barack Obama CDR Chile Chuck Kennedy Eric K. 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White House Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:18:26 +0000 feed 270045 at http://newsmotion.org Being Biden Vol. 14: Chopper http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/being-biden-vol-14-chopper <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Being Biden Vol. 14: Chopper </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 04/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/being-biden">audio series Being Biden</a> is an opportunity for the Vice President to give you a window into his daily life, and share some of his most memorable experiences.</p> <p>In this episode, Vice President Biden talks about what it was like to meet with Trevor, a Navy SEAL, and his military dog Chopper. The two served together in Afghanistan and Iraq, and Chopper saved Trevor&#39;s life. Military dogs perform a hugely important service, helping our wounded heal -- in addition to serving them in combat zones.</p> <p>Listen to this edition of Being Biden:</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/04/10/being-biden-vol-14-chopper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/04/10/being-biden-vol-14-chopper" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/04/10/being-biden-vol-14-chopper</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Afghanistan Afghanistan Being Biden David Lienemann Ezra Mechaber Iraq Iraq Joe Biden Official Rujuta The Vice President Trevor Maroshek Veterans White House Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:58:59 +0000 feed 266800 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor to 24 Army Veterans http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-awards-medal-honor-24-army-veterans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor to 24 Army Veterans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 03/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_full/?itok=Wn3QfQ2O" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_full" /><p><a href="/photos-and-video/photogallery/president-obama-awards-medal-honor-24-army-veterans">Click here to see the photo gallery.</a> </p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.</p> <p>Each veteran honored today had already received the Distinguished Service Cross &ndash; the nation&#39;s second-highest military award &ndash; but 19 of them were previously overlooked for the Medal of Honor due to their racial or ethnic backgrounds. Today&#39;s ceremony follows a 12-year Pentagon review, ordered by Congress, of past discrimination in the military.</p> <p>&quot;No nation is perfect,&quot; the President said at today&#39;s ceremony. &quot;But here in America, we confront our imperfections and face a sometimes painful past, including the truth that some of these soldiers fought and died for a country that did not always see them as equal.&quot;</p> <p>At the ceremony, the President awarded the Medal of Honor to three living veterans, and 21 other veterans received the honor posthumously. <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/02/21/president-obama-award-medal-honor">Read more details on today&#39;s recipients here.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/03/18/president-obama-awards-medal-honor-24-army-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/03/18/president-obama-awards-medal-honor-24-army-veterans" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/03/18/president-obama-awards-medal-honor-24-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Alfonzo Lara Alfred B. 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Leonard Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:57:49 +0000 feed 256640 at http://newsmotion.org Weekly Wrap Up: Honoring Those Who Have Served http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/weekly-wrap-honoring-those-who-have-served <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weekly Wrap Up: Honoring Those Who Have Served </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 11/15/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p>Honoring our Military: <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/12/president-obama-commemorates-veterans-day">On Veterans Day, the President honored those who have served</a>, or are currently serving, our country. The President hosted a breakfast that morning for veterans and their families before heading off to Arlington Cemetery with the Vice President, the First Lady, and Dr. Biden. The President participated in a wreath-laying ceremony and spoke to the crowd about the devotion and commitment of those who don our nation&rsquo;s uniform.</p> <blockquote><p>In the life of our nation, across every generation, there are those who stand apart. They step up, they raise their hands, they take that oath. They put on the uniform and they put their lives on the line. They do this so that the rest of us might live in a country and a world that is safer, freer, and more just.</p> </blockquote> <p>The President also reminded Americans that we need to support troops after they have come home. &ldquo;This is how we&rsquo;ll be judged.&nbsp; Not just by how well we care for our troops in battle, but how we treat them when they come home,&rdquo; the President said. Check out the President&rsquo;s remarks <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/11/08/remarks-president-dscc-fundraising-reception">here</a>.</p> <p>In honor of Veteran&rsquo;s Day, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden wrote <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/11/joining-forces-you-veterans-day">an op-ed about Joining Forces</a> that appeared in military news websites, highlighting their commitment to employment, wellness, and education for veterans, service members, and their families.</p> <p>Continuing his work with members of the military later that week, the President <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/12/president-s-meeting-senior-military-leaders">welcomed senior civilian defense and military leaders</a> to an annual meeting and dinner, where those present discussed a wide range of issues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/15/weekly-wrap-honoring-those-who-have-served" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/15/weekly-wrap-honoring-those-who-have-served" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/15/weekly-wrap-honoring-those-who-have-se...</a> </div> </div> </div> Alicia Oken Alicia Oken Arlington Arne Duncan Cleveland Economy Health Care Jill Biden Michelle Obama Official Ohio Veterans Washington D.C. White House Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:45:00 +0000 feed 199425 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Commemorates Veterans Day http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-commemorates-veterans-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Commemorates Veterans Day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 11/12/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This Veterans Day, the President honored those, past and present, who put on the uniform of the United States military and put their lives on the line.</p> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p111113lj-0053.jpg?itok=Ek76HsfP" alt="President Barack Obama greets Richard Overton" title="President Barack Obama greets Richard Overton" width="430" height="293" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama greets Richard Overton, with Earlene Love-Karo, in the Blue Room of the White House, Nov. 11, 2013. Mr. Overton,107 years old and the oldest living World War II veteran, attended the Veteran's Day Breakfast at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) </p> </div> </div> <p>On Monday morning, the President hosted a breakfast in the East Room of the White House for veterans and their families. In attendance was Richard Overton from Austin, Texas. Richard is the oldest living World War II veteran. The President honored the veteran in his remarks at Arlington National Cemetery, and&nbsp;thanked Richard for his selfless dedication and his courage when he faced adversity.</p> <blockquote><p>That&rsquo;s what we owe veterans like Richard Overton, who served in the Army in World War II. He was there at Pearl Harbor, when the battleships were still smoldering. He was there at Okinawa.&nbsp; He was there at Iwo Jima, where he said, &ldquo;I only got out of there by the grace of God.&rdquo;</p> <p>When the war ended, Richard headed home to Texas to a nation bitterly divided by race.&nbsp; And his service on the battlefield was not always matched by the respect that he deserved at home.&nbsp; But this veteran held his head high.&nbsp; He carried on and lived his life with honor and dignity. &nbsp;</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/12/president-obama-commemorates-veterans-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/12/president-obama-commemorates-veterans-day" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/12/president-obama-commemorates-veterans-...</a> </div> </div> </div> Arlington Austin Barack Obama Biden Dr. Jill Biden Earlene Love-Karo Lawrence Jackson Official Richard Overton Texas Texas The First Lady The President The Vice President United States United States Veterans White House Zara Rahim Zara Rahim Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:26:02 +0000 feed 197541 at http://newsmotion.org Honoring the Legacy of Immigrants Serving in the Armed Forces http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/honoring-legacy-immigrants-serving-armed-forces <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Honoring the Legacy of Immigrants Serving in the Armed Forces </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 11/11/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Each year on Veterans Day our country celebrates the men and women who have contributed to making our Armed Forces the finest the world has ever seen. The success of our military, and indeed, our nation as a whole, is rooted in the dynamism, courage and sacrifice demonstrated by generations of immigrants who have answered the call of duty.</p> <p>Since the birth of our democracy, immigrants from all corners of the world have fought for American independence and defended our ideals.&nbsp; As of May 2013, more than 30,000 lawful permanent residents were serving in our Armed Forces. This Administration recognizes that to selflessly commit yourself to defending a country that is not yet fully your own is to act beyond the call of duty.&nbsp; Today, we thank our immigrant veterans for protecting and strengthening their adopted homeland.</p> <p>Elizabeth &ldquo;Liz&rdquo; Perez-Halperin, a <a href="http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/">Wounded Warrior</a> veteran and <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/champions">White House Champion of Change</a>, is a shining example of the drive immigrants bring to our Armed Forces. Liz&rsquo;s father joined the U.S. military shortly after immigrating to the United States from Mexico. He came to this country in search of the American Dream, and compelled by its promise, chose to serve under its flag.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sharing a similar sense of patriotism, Liz followed in her father&rsquo;s footsteps and decided to work for the U.S. Navy.&nbsp; For eight years she was in charge of refueling aircrafts and through that experience, came to realize that our national security was inextricably linked to our oil dependency. Using the knowledge she gained in the Navy, she founded GC Green Incorporated, a company that provides job training and placement assistance to veterans in the renewable energy industry. Her efforts remind us that the contributions of our servicemen and women don&rsquo;t end when they take off their uniform, and nor should our dedication to their continued success.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/11/honoring-legacy-immigrants-serving-armed-forces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/11/honoring-legacy-immigrants-serving-armed-forces" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/11/honoring-legacy-immigrants-serving-arm...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Arlington Bush Immigration Mexico Mexico Official Rahul Jindal Rand Beers Tanya Bradsher United States United States Veterans White House Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:15:06 +0000 feed 196909 at http://newsmotion.org 'Joining Forces' with You on Veterans Day http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/joining-forces-you-veterans-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &#039;Joining Forces&#039; with You on Veterans Day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 11/11/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Ed. note:&nbsp;The following op-ed by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden appeared this morning on the following military news websites: <a href="http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131111/NEWS/311110013/Michelle-Obama-Jill-Biden-Joining-Forces-you-Veterans-Day">Military Times</a>, <a href="http://www.armytimes.com/article/20131111/NEWS/311110013/Michelle-Obama-Jill-Biden-Joining-Forces-you-Veterans-Day">Army Times</a>, <a href="http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20131111/NEWS/311110013/Michelle-Obama-Jill-Biden-Joining-Forces-you-Veterans-Day">Air Force Times</a>, <a href="http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20131111/NEWS/311110013/Michelle-Obama-Jill-Biden-Joining-Forces-you-Veterans-Day">Marine Corps Times</a>, and <a href="http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131111/NEWS/311110013/Michelle-Obama-Jill-Biden-Joining-Forces-you-Veterans-Day">Navy Times</a>.</p> <p class="p1">Over the past five years, the two of us have had the privilege of traveling across America and around the world to visit with our extraordinary troops, veterans and military families &mdash; and time and again, we have been awed by your service and sacrifice.</p> <p class="p1">We&rsquo;ve been overwhelmed by the courage of our wounded warriors and the devotion of the caregivers who stand by their side. We&rsquo;ve been inspired by the military spouses and children who&rsquo;ve endured move after move, deployment after deployment with such strength and grace. And we&rsquo;ve seen how, even after transitioning to civilian life, our veterans and military families continue to serve, volunteering countless hours in your communities for all sorts of important causes.</p> <p class="p1">That&rsquo;s why, 2&frac12; years ago, we decided that it was our obligation not only to tell you how much we appreciate everything you do for our country, but to show you by stepping up and giving you and your families the honor, recognition and support you&rsquo;ve earned. That&rsquo;s how Joining Forces was born.</p> <p class="p1">The goal of this initiative was to rally all Americans to step up and serve you as well as you have served this country. We challenged individuals, organizations and businesses across the country to make real, meaningful commitments to you and your families. And from the very beginning, we have been overwhelmed by the response. Here are just a few examples:</p> <p class="p1"><b>Employment:</b> It is simply unacceptable that men and women who serve this country so bravely abroad often struggle to find a good job once they return home. Our veterans are some of the most highly-skilled, hardest-working employees around. They thrive in fast-paced, high-pressure environments, and they&rsquo;ve got extensive experience building teams, managing complex logistics, and dealing with cutting-edge technology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/11/joining-forces-you-veterans-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/11/joining-forces-you-veterans-day" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/11/joining-forces-you-veterans-day</a> </div> </div> </div> Dr. Jill Biden First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Jill Biden Joining Forces Michelle Obama Official Steven Ferraro The First Lady Veterans White House Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:54:35 +0000 feed 197542 at http://newsmotion.org Veterans History Project: Help Tell the Story of Our Nation's Veterans http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/veterans-history-project-help-tell-story-our-nations-veterans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Veterans History Project: Help Tell the Story of Our Nation&#039;s Veterans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 11/11/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p>Approximately 17 million American war veterans are living in the United States today.</p> <p>Every one of them has a story.</p> <p>For the past 13 years, the Veterans History Project (VHP) has been collecting the oral histories and personal documents of America&rsquo;s war veterans, to ensure their stories are preserved in the Library of Congress so that future generations may better understand the realities of war.</p> <p>To date, nearly 90,000 stories have been collected by volunteers nationwide.</p> <p>Using the VHP <a href="http://www.loc.gov/vets/kitmenu.html">Field Kit</a>, which is a how-to-collect-a-story booklet, thousands of volunteers have interviewed veterans in their communities about their experiences. Students in grade 10 or higher have interviewed their parents and grandparents. Volunteers have interviewed people in their houses of worship, in colleges and universities and in local businesses.</p> <p>In addition to oral history <a href="http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-dday.html">interviews</a>, VHP also accepts original, <a href="http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.05440/">personal letters</a>, <a href="http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.00723/pageturner?ID=pm0004001">diaries</a>, <a href="http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-photographers.html">photographs</a> and two-dimensional <a href="http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-artofwar.html">art</a>. Stories of veterans from <a href="http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-wwi.html">World War I</a> through the conflicts in <a href="http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-afghanistaniraq.html">Iraq and Afghanistan</a> have been sent in from every state across the country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/11/veterans-history-project-help-tell-story-our-nations-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/11/veterans-history-project-help-tell-story-our-nations-veterans" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/11/veterans-history-project-help-tell-sto...</a> </div> </div> </div> Afghanistan Afghanistan Iraq Iraq Jason Steinhauer Jason Steinhauer Official United States United States Veterans White House Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:30:22 +0000 feed 196910 at http://newsmotion.org Weekly Address: Honoring America’s Veterans http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/weekly-address-honoring-america%E2%80%99s-veterans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weekly Address: Honoring America’s Veterans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 11/09/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">In this week&rsquo;s address, President Obama commemorates Veterans Day Weekend by thanking the brave men and women who have worn this country&rsquo;s uniform.&nbsp;The President says he is proud of their service and will do everything possible to ensure America always has their back and always honors their sacrifice.</p> <p></p> <p>For more information:</p> <ul> <li> <a href="/blog/2013/11/08/top-five-ways-commemorate-veterans-day">Five Ways to Commemorate Veterans Day</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/13/weekly-address-honoring-america-s-veterans" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/13/weekly-address-honoring-america-s-vete...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Megan Slack Official The President Veterans Weekly Address White House Sat, 09 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 feed 195970 at http://newsmotion.org VA Serves One Millionth Post-9/11 GI Bill Beneficiary http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/va-serves-one-millionth-post-911-gi-bill-beneficiary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VA Serves One Millionth Post-9/11 GI Bill Beneficiary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 11/08/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ed. note: This is cross-posted from <a href="http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/">VAntage Point</a>, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. See the original post&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/10904/va-serves-one-millionth-post-911-gi-bill-beneficiary/">here</a>.</p> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/dr_biden_gibill.jpg?itok=xv4qQsY5" alt="Dr. Jill Biden is joined by Army Veteran Steven Ferraro to celebrate the 1 millionth beneficiary Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit" title="Dr. Jill Biden is joined by Army Veteran Steven Ferraro to celebrate the 1 millionth beneficiary Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> Dr. Jill Biden is joined by Army Veteran Steven Ferraro to celebrate the 1 millionth beneficiary Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit and recognize the significant impact it has had in helping service members, veterans and their families obtain a quality education and employment, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Nov. 8, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) </p> </div> </div> <p>Today we joined Dr. Jill Biden, 2nd Lady of the United States to celebrate the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit and recognize the significant impact it&rsquo;s had in helping Service members, Veterans and their families get a quality education and good jobs. Dr. Biden is a lifelong educator and proud Blue Star mom. She currently teaches full time at a community college in Virginia and is a champion for military families, including through her work with First Lady Michelle Obama and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces">Joining Forces</a>.</p> <p>We also congratulated the 1 millionth beneficiary of this landmark program, who is a great representative of the Post-9/11 Veteran generation; which has sacrificed so much for our country. This GI Bill program is just one small way our nation can say &ldquo;thank you&rdquo; to these men and women for their service.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/08/va-serves-one-millionth-post-911-gi-bill-beneficiary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/08/va-serves-one-millionth-post-911-gi-bill-beneficiary" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/08/va-serves-one-millionth-post-911-gi-bi...</a> </div> </div> </div> Allison A. Hickey Allison A. Hickey Chuck Kennedy Edison Iraq Jill Biden Joining Forces Michelle Obama New Jersey Official Steven Ferraro United States United States Veterans Virginia Virginia White House Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:01:10 +0000 feed 195975 at http://newsmotion.org