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Battle Buddy................ The benefit that a well trained service dog can have in the lives of disabled veterans is life-changing and life-saving. With an average of 22 veteran suicides a day, there has never been a greater need for the provision of long term and tangible support for our veterans in need. The Battle Buddy Foundation is currently participating in a Crowdrise fundraising campaign to help fund the training and placement of more battle buddy service dogs, like the amazi...

from Living Locurto

Christmas Elf Printable Arrival Letter from the North Pole

Elf on the Shelf Printable Arrival Letter. A special note from the North Pole that encourages kids to donate toys.


I designed a Veteran's Day project in which each student decorated a red, white, or blue square with a thank you note. Each square formed part of a flag which was printed it as a postcard. The Veterans of Foreign Wars kindly provided the addresses of the local veterans, who received the postcards along with a thank you note from the students. This project was reported in the Chicago Tribune (Trib Local Aurora) as well as the Aurora Beacon News.


Socks of Love! Fill one sock with necessities (toothbrush, soap...)- put the other sock in too and donate socks of love to homeless shelters and such! SOCKS OF LOVE - - This would be a good idea for Cub Scouts, school kids, or Sunday School classes to give to the veterans, homeless shelters, or nursing homes

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Veterans Day

Nice ideas for Veteran's Day Great complement to my Veterans day resource Veteran's Day

from FeeFeeRN


Sgt. Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He was in the trenches in France for 18 months, survived being gassed and went on to warn his unit of incoming gas attacks and artillery shelling; he located wounded soldiers, and helped capture a German spy. After the war, he was the Gorgetown Hoya's mascot.


Canine Companions for Independence have a Wounded Veteran Initiative. It pairs wounded veterans with a highly trained service dog. It is a nation-wide organization that does amazing things!

3 - for every 5,000 "likes" on facebook, dog bless you will donate a service dog to veterans with PTSD. you can help for free - all it takes is a click.

from PressRoomVIP

Celebrities You Didn't Know Were War Veterans

Montel Brian Anthony Williams (born July 3, 1956) first enlisted in the Marine Corps, accepted into the Naval Academy, became the first black enlisted marine to complete and graduate both the Academy Prep School and Annapolis. He serve as a naval intelligence officer, specializing in languages, spent three years aboard submarines, and retired after 22 years of service as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Reserve.