The American Legion Presents 2020 Patriot Award to Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans & Military Families

The American Legion Presents 2020 Patriot Award to Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans & Military Families

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INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 17, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The nation’s largest veterans organization recognized the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) with its prestigious Patriot Award during a presentation at Syracuse University today. The ceremony took place at the new National Veterans Resource Center at the Daniel & Gayle D’Aniello Building on campus.

The American Legion Logo (PRNewsfoto/The American Legion)
The American Legion Logo (PRNewsfoto/The American Legion)

The American Legion presents the national honor to organizations or people who “have demonstrated a profound and exceptional commitment to military personnel and their families.”

The presentation of the award was originally scheduled to occur during The American Legion’s national convention last summer in Louisville, Ky., but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I wanted to personally present this award to express my appreciation for the

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Spring, Klein education notebook: Veterans honored at Klein ceremony

Veterans honored at Klein ceremony

Klein ISD invited United States Military Veterans to Klein Memorial Stadium Nov. 11 for the district’s 20th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony.

The live event featured the Kleb Intermediate Choir and patriotic performances by students across Klein ISD in honor of Veterans Day.

“It feels pretty exhilarating to be a part of today’s Veterans Day Ceremony,” Cadet Major Jade Christman of Klein Collins High School, who was the narrator for the event, said in a news announcement. “I haven’t spoken in front of a crowd for a very long time, and I’m grateful to be doing it for such a good cause.”

The event was also live streamed for those who could not attend in person. A recording of the ceremony can be found on the KleinISD Athletics YouTube channel.

-From the Klein ISD website

Students, teachers recognized at board meeting

Students and teachers from two

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Taurid Meteor Shower Should Be Visible To Some This Veteran’s Day


  • The meteor shower may be debris from a comet
  • There are actually two of them; a southern and northern meteor shower
  • Halloween’s Blue Moon made it tough to see the early start

A brilliant Halloween moon outshined the performance of this year’s Taurid meteor show, but you may get a good peek at it this Veteran’s Day.

The Taurid meteor shower is one of the longest to make a regular pass by Planet Earth. Some meteors were visible as early as last month in the month-long show. This year, however, the night-time sky in October was illuminated by a so-called Blue Moon, a one-extra full moon from the regular 12 in a calendar year. That makes this Veteran’s Day is one of the best chances to see the shooting stars.

“The overnight hours of Nov. 11 into the morning hours of Nov. 12 is probably the best night

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American Public University System Honors U.S. Military Veterans for Their Service and Sacrifices on Veterans Day

“We at American Public University System are proud to play a small but significant role in Veterans Day, because we count ourselves fortunate to support our veteran students and their family members, as well as a strong veteran constituency among our employees,” said APUS President Dr. Wade Dyke. “For us, this is not just a one-day event. Throughout the year, the APUS community honors veterans on our campus, in our local and online communities, and at events like Wreaths Across America and the National Memorial Day Parade.”

The APUS Board of Trustees includes five U.S. retired military generals: Gen. Thomas Conant, Gen. David Huntoon, Gen. Vincent Stewart, Gen. Richard Trefry, and Gen. Alfred M. Gray, who is Board Chairman. Gen. Gray, the 29th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, commented, “Veterans Day is an opportunity to pay our respects to all of the

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GovConPay Announces Partnership with the Seal Legacy Foundation on Veterans Day

Rockville, Nov. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GovConPay, the first and only Payroll and HR company solely dedicated to serving government contractors, today announced a partnership with the SEAL Legacy Foundation. The SEAL Legacy Foundation is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support to families of wounded and fallen United States Navy SEALs, educational assistance for SEALs and their families, and other charitable causes benefiting the SEAL community.

“The Navy SEALs represent the highest level of excellence and bravery and supporting Commander Mark McGinnis and the mission of the SEAL Legacy Foundation is truly an honor,” stated Joe Young, GovConPay President. “As GovCon specialists, we have the great pleasure to work with veterans and many Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOSB).  We see it as an honor and our responsibility to be a meaningful partner in their success as business owners. We hope by aligning the success and growth

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Veterans find COVID silver lining: chance to retrain for new career

Army veteran Stephen Hampshire had been plodding along in a good job as a collision estimator, dreaming of work that allowed him to follow his heart and work with his hands. But he had bills to pay and a family to support.

Then COVID hit, and his company was in trouble. In March, his boss asked him to jump on a conference call: “If you’re on this call,” the boss said, “we have to let you go.” How would his family survive through the worst time in generations to be looking for a job?

“That’s a kick in the teeth, ain’t it?” Hampshire said.

It was also an opportunity.

Hampshire’s story is becoming an increasingly common refrain in Minnesota among veterans and others who are changing career paths during the pandemic. Hennepin Technical College, where Hampshire went to retrain, has seen an increase in laid-off workers pursuing a second career.

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Western Michigan University ROTC to host Veterans Day blood drive

KALAMAZOO, MI — Western Michigan University’s ROTC program is hosting a Veterans Day blood drive this week.

a person sitting in a chair: Ruth Barrett, of Kalamazoo, waits to donate blood during the 34th Annual American Red Cross Christmas Eve Blood Drive held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo, Dec. 24, 2018.

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Ruth Barrett, of Kalamazoo, waits to donate blood during the 34th Annual American Red Cross Christmas Eve Blood Drive held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo, Dec. 24, 2018.

The ROTC department is partnering with the American Red Cross for its community blood drive from noon to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Wesley Foundation, 820 Rankin Ave. on WMU’s campus, according to a press release from the ROTC.


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“Hosting a blood drive coincides with WMU’s Army ROTC core values of giving back to the community,” said Cris Obreiter, blood drive coordinator. “With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.”

Interested donors can sign up on

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University of Maine at Augusta Veterans Day activities

The University of Maine at Augusta will provide virtual and in-person opportunities to honor and thank veterans for their service at its Augusta and Bangor campuses beginning Nov. 9.

UMA traditionally holds a Flag Folding ceremony on each campus as part of its Veterans week events. This year, due to the COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, the ceremony will be pre-recorded and available for viewing on the UMA website beginning on November 6 at:  Two current UMA veteran students will take part in the Flag Folding ceremony, Leo Porter, a Cybersecurity major from Readfield, and Scott Bailey, a Cybersecurity major from West Gardiner.

POW/MIA tables will be set up outside the Moose tracks Café, Randall Student Center, Augusta Campus and in the Huskins Lounge, Eastport Hall, Bangor Campus.

Veterans may wear or bring in military memorabilia showing their service (hats, old uniforms, special medals/ribbons).

Tuesday, Nov. 10 10 a.m. to

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Biocom Institute to Host Veterans Life Science Symposium for Veterans of the Military

Biocom Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports life science innovation by strengthening the workforce and leaders of tomorrow, today announced the organization is hosting the annual Veteran’s Life Science Symposium, a virtual event catered towards active military and veterans exploring career opportunities in the life sciences. The interactive career symposium will occur Tuesday, November 17 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PT.

“Through programs like the Veterans Life Science Symposium, the Biocom Institute provides transitioning active duty military service members and veterans the information, support and mentorship needed to successfully pursue careers in the life science industry,” said Karmin Noar, executive director of Biocom Institute. “By creating opportunities to connect with former military professionals who have successfully navigated this transition, we hope to encourage those looking to apply the unique skillset they’ve gained through their service to a career in the life sciences.”

The event will feature presentations from top

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University plans veterans activities – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

HAYS – Fort Hays State University will celebrate its military-connected students this year with a number of activities during a week-long event in Hays.

Military Appreciation Week at FHSU will begin Monday, Nov. 9, and run through Friday, Nov. 13. A variety of events are planned throughout the week, including presentations on academic and student support services, Kelly Center resources, and the military to civilian career transition.

Flags representing each branch of the armed forces and a poster display – a History of Military Connections – will be on display all week on the first floor of the Memorial Union near the dedication plaque.

Service members will be honored on FHSU’s Transfer & Military Center social media posts throughout the week. Students can be nominated for this spotlight via this form. Anyone wishing to thank a military member or veteran can also do so by submitting this form, and their

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