The Operation Purple Experience

The Operation Purple Experience
Many children are experiencing multiple deployments or have more than one parent or family member deployed. The stories from those who attended Operation Purple summer camps offer a glimpse of the heavy emotional and psychological burden that falls on the sons and daughters of those who fight America’s wars. The goal of these free summer camps is to bring together youth who are experiencing some stage of a deployment and the stress that goes along with it. Operation Purple camps give kids the coping skills and support networks of peers to better handle life’s ups and downs.
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Women in Military Service Month

http://www.womensmemorial.org/index.html 

Women’s History Month: How It All Began

As recently as three decades ago, the subject of women’s history was a little-known and often unexplored part of American history. To help raise awareness in both the public consciousness and in schools, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (CA) Commission on the Status of Women initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The Commission chose the week of March 8 in order to focus it observance around International Women’s Day. Within a few years, a Congressional Resolution declared “National Women’s History Week,” making the annual celebration a national observance. These early women’s history commemorations spurred more and more interest in uncovering women’s forgotten heritage and legacies and, by 1987, both the House and the Senate approved a Congressional Resolution to expand the celebration to the entire month of March.
Source: National Women’s History Month

American Women in Uniform: http://userpages.aug.com/captbarb/index.html

Dear Operation Love Our Troops

Thank you for all that you are doing for our men and women in the Middle East.

May God richly bless each and every one who

gives their precious time for this most worthy of causes.

Jane Hastings.

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I Am a Navy Corpsman

I AM A NAVY CORPSMAN. I POSSESS THE STAMINA AND ENTHUSIAM OF YOUTH AND THE WISDOM AND EXPERINCE OF AN OLD MAN.I AM 3 PARTS DOCTOR, 1 PART NURSE, 2 PARTS MARINE, 1 PART YEOMAN AND 3 PARTS MOM, YET I AM 100% SAILOR.

I AM UNEMPLOYABLE TO THE CIVILIAN WORLD IN MY GIVEN PROFESSION YET HAVE BEEN THE VERY LIFE LINE FOR COUNTLESS MARINES, SOLDIERS AND SAILORS SINCE 1778. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Do We Honor “Veterans”?

When you see Old Glory waving in a breeze, Read the rest of this entry »

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Send an email card to a hospitalized Veteran

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ABC News: “In an Instant” – Bob Woodruff

This link will take the reader to the abc news report featuring Bob Woodruff.  This 9 part video clips begins with his story and continuing recovery and then expands to show the many/countless young military men and women who have sustained permanent life changing injuries – specifically T.B.I. Traumatic Brain Injuries.
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=2909129