“All in, All the time.”


We’ll never forget our fighting angels.

FYI – Veteran’s Day Restaurant Freebies

FYI – Veteran’s Day Restaurant Freebies – please pass  it along


Restaurant Freebies

Applebee’s Restaurant – Free dinners to Veterans  throughout Veterans Day November 11th; selections will be from a new Veterans Day menu.

Outback Steakhouse – Free Blooming Onion and beverage.

Golden Corral– Free buffet dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 16 to anyone who has ever served in the U.S. military Staff.

In celebration of Veterans Day 11 Nov  2010, Subway is showing its thanks with free six inch subs to all  Veterans or Active Duty members.

On Nov. 7, McCormick & Schmick’s restaurants will offer a free entree to military veterans for its 12th annual Veteran’s   Appreciation Event. Menu picks include such seafood items as:   parmesan crusted tilapia, roasted cedar plank salmon
and almond crusted rainbow trout. “Our Veterans  Appreciation Event has become a tradition that our restaurants look forward to each year,” said Bill Freeman, CEO of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, in a statement. For more information: www.mccormickandschmicks.com

Krispy Kreme – One free doughnut of any variety.

UNO Chicago Grill– Free entree or individual pizza with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value.

Coushatta Casino Resort – The Louisiana casino and resort is offering a Free seven-clans lunch or dinner buffet to veterans or active military.

MarketPlace Grill & Express – Veterans and active-duty military receive free entrees.

Masala Wok – The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree to Veterans.

Hy-Vee supermarkets – The mid-western supermarket chain is offering a free
breakfast to Veterans.

Abuelo’s Mexican Food Restaurants – All Veterans and active-duty military receive a free entree.

Carolina Burgers & BBQ –  In Matthews, NC is offering a free meal to all service members and Veterans.

Retail Freebies

Brides Across America – Provides free wedding gowns to qualified military brides.

Lowe’s & Home Depot – Extra 10% off to active-duty military members, National Guard and reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members.

Sam’s Club – Over 25,000 Hugo canes will be given away to U.S. Veterans in need of mobility assistance. Membership is not required, but supplies are limited, so check with your local store.

Amazon.com – Free “Veterans Day Honor” MP3 album download. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Cabela’s Outdoor Store – Offers their employee discount to all Veterans,
active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel Nov.
11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item.

Build-a-Bear Workshop – Members of the armed services including the Army,
Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps,
will receive a 20% discount Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Dollar General – 10% discount for all Veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families.

Fashion Bug – 20% off all plus-size and Misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse’s military ID.

Entertainment Freebies

National parks, forests and monuments – Admission is free to everyone on
Veterans Day.

Knott’s Berry Farm – Free park admission to U.S. armed forces personnel and a guest during Veteran’s Month, November 1-26.

Colonial Williamsburg – Free admission Nov. 6-11 for active-duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, Veterans and their dependents.

San Jacinto Museum of History – Free visits to the Observation Deck, theatre, and special exhibit for Veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.

Historic Jamestown – Free admission to veterans, current Armed Forces members and their family members.

Battleship Cove – Free admission and a special ceremony for Veterans, active, duty and reservists.

Vicksburg National Military Park – Free admission for all.

Birmingham Museum of Art – Free admission to the ticketed event “Life and Liberty” on Nov. 10-11 for veterans and active military.

Vulcan Park and Museum– In Birmingham, Alabama is offering discounted
admission through November to the park and museum.

Greenbay (WI) New Zoo – Free admission to Veterans and their families.

Central Florida Zoo – Free admission to the Sanford, Florida zoo with proper ID.

Strategic Air & Space Museum– Free admission for Veterans Nov. 11-14 to the
Ashland, Neb. museum.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – in Oklahoma City offers free admission to Veterans and five guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans Day.

Natural Elements Spa & Salon – In Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide free services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to both active duty and retired military.

Anytime Offers:

MILITARY DISCOUNTS UPDATE 02: All these businesses offer military discounts; all you have to do is ask:

Restaurants:  Arby’s, A&W, Back Yard Burgers, Burger King, Captain D’s, Chick-Fil-A, Cotton  Patch, Denny’s · Dunkin’ Donuts · Farmers Boy · IHOP (20 percent discount with military    identification) · Java Café · KFC · Long John Silver · Pancho’s Mexican Buffet · Pizza Hut ·Quizno’s · Sizzler · Sonic · Taco Bell · Whataburger


AT&T · California Cryobank · Geico · Jiffy Lube · Meineke · Sears Portrait Studio

Travel and Leisure

Blockbuster · Movie theaters · Ripley’s attractions and museums ·Professional Sports   teams


Apple Computers ·  AutoZone · Barnhill’s · Bass Pro Shop · Bath and Body Works
· Big 10 Tires · The Buckle · Champs Sports · Copeland’s Sports · Dell, ·The Discovery Channel Store · Dress Barn · The Finish Line · Foot Action·Footlocker · Gadzooks · GNC · Goody’s · Great Party· Happy Harry’s ·HomeDepot · Hot Topic ·Jockey · Lerner ·Lowe’s · Michael’s · NAPA Auto Parts · NewYork & Company · Pac Sun · Payless Shoes · Play It Again Sports · PureBeauty · Sally Beauty Supply · Spencer’s Gifts · Suncoast · Timberland Outlets· Wilson’s Leather

Cell Phone Service Discount – All Federal employees are able to
get a 15% discount on their personal cell phones by calling their carrier and
mentioning the Federal  Telecommunications Act of 1996
Discount to Federal Employees Past and Present.” You will need to know the
military member’s supervisor’s name, phone number, and full address, so
that his/her military status can be verified. Use the following contact

. Cingular –         800-319-6393

. Sprint –         877-812-1223

. T-Mobile –         866-646-4688

. Nextel –         800-639-6111

. Verizon –         800-865-1825

[Source: VA Frederick Service Office Maryland VSO msg. 26 Apr 2010++]
Whistle Dixie Pilgrim or pull your pistol.

(Thanks Lucy C. President of LI Blue Star Mom’s for passing this on.)

“A Nation’s Strength”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What makes a nation’s pillars high and its foundations strong?

What makes it mighty to defy the foes that round it throng?

It is not gold.  Its kingdoms grand go down in battle shock;

Its shafts are laid on sinking sand, not on abiding rock.

Is it the sword?  Ask the red dust of empires passed away;

the blood has turned their stones to rust, their glory to decay.

And is it pride?  Ah, that bright crown has seemed to nations sweet; but God has struck its luster down in ashes at his feet.

Not gold but only men can make a people great and strong; men who for truth and honor’s sake stand fast and suffer long.

Brave men who work while others sleep, who dare while others
fly–they build a nation’s pillars deep and lift them to the sky.

“I fought for you”

DD-214 are Online

FYI … check it out
 It’s official; DD-214s are NOW Online.
        The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the
following website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s      
online: http://vetrecs.archives.gov/
        This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of
his DD-214 for employment purposes.  NPRC is working to make it easier for
veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents
from their military files.
        Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military
members may now use a new online military personnel records system to
request documents.
        Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete
the Standard Form 180, which can be downloaded from the online web site.
Because the requester will be asked to supply all information essential for NPRC
to process the request, delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask
veterans for additional information will be minimized.  The new
web-based application was designed to provide better service on these requests by
eliminating the records centers mailroom and processing time.
        Please pass this information on to former military personnel you may
know and their dependents.

(Thanks Lois for sending/sharing this.)

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Invitation to: Live Town Hall meeting Wed. 2/3/10 for Long Island, NY Veterans

 Wednesday, February 3rd 2010

Often deployment is the least of the problems. The issues that confront returning veterans can be overwhelming. That’s why WABC-TV is looking to shed light on some of the biggest problems our veterans, and their families, can face.
On Wednesday, February 3rd at 5:30 p.m., Channel 7 Eyewitness News will broadcast a half-hour special that speaks directly to the area’s  quarter million veterans.
The program will be live from inside the historic hangars of the American Airpower Museum, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, just south of Conklin Avenue.  The program is being hosted by Eyewitness News anchors Diana Williams and Sade Baderinwa.
Veterans in Nassau and Suffolk Counties are being invited to watch to the program and then participate in a Town Hall meeting.
You will get a chance to join Williams and Baderinwa as they conduct a forum with community members and the Channel 7 management team.
It’s our chance to ask WABC questions! From how our veterans community can get coverage or promotion, to how WABC can get our story ideas, or whatever else is on our mind!  The Channel 7 team will be here to answer questions.
We look for as many veterans, and their families, to join this free community forum.

There will be limited room to watch the broadcast live at the museum. So we can coordinate planning needs for this effort please RSVP to glewi@rubenstein.com at your earliest convenience so they know how many veterans will be in attendance.
Yours in Comradeship
Past Commander
Suffolk County Council VFW
Richard Woltman
Please Read
Bob Shadler
American Legion
Suffolk County Commander
2173 Cedar Ave.
Ronkonkoma. NY. 11779
E mail: rshadler@verizon.net
H: 631-467-3428
W: 516-752-5644
C: 631-848-8410

Up Date:  2/5/10  link to Eye Witness News “In Your Neighborhood Veteran’s Affairs:





For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

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STAND UP FOR HEROES (T.B.I. Benefit 11/7/07 in NYCity)

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.




212-956-0101 ext. 230