Veterans Week Round Up

Veterans Day observance was earlier this week, and I still see great pieces and articles flying around Facebook and Twitter. Here are a few you should check out:

  • Veterans Day arrives as a celebration of service and sacrifice in uniform, but on the other 364 days, it can be difficult to sort out the sensational news reports about Veterans to find an accurate and balanced portrayal. That’s why we launched Strong at the Broken Places—a project that gives a more complete picture of the challenges Veterans face, and the resiliency they have shown to lead successful lives. Check out 12 Vets who have made in impact after their service and if you or a Vet you know would like to be featured on the site, email us.
  • VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, himself a Vietnam Vet, gave heartfelt remarks to the crowd at the Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Washington, DC on Veterans Day. Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers also offered his thoughts on the day. Check out photos from the wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and photos from the Secretary’s visit to the Wall here.
  • Ever since Hurricane Sandy receded, the Veterans at Team Rubicon and The Mission Continues have been hard at work clearing debris and distributing aid to folks displaced in New York and New Jersey. And they didn’t let up on Veterans Day either. Check out their vital work here, and for more information on Team Rubicon, read a good primer from the founders we posted last week, on how Vets have found more ways to serve again.
  • We’ve been investing in Veterans care and resources over the last few years, and we’ll continue to ensure we meet the obligation we have to care for Veterans. VA Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould breaks it down.
  • On November 14, VA Assistant Secretary Dr. Tommy Sowers presented the Presidential Memorial Certificate to Mary Stone, widow of Medal of Honor recipient Col. James L. Stone, who was buried at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Check out video from the event.
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One Comment to “Veterans Week Round Up”

  1. I have discovered the VA Failed to return a simple Remand for an Earlier date for over 11 years, as well, I have discovered a second remand that is over 6 years old. Because I recently discovered that the VA has lied for 34 years about 3 1/2 years of missing records and only because I submitted a list of everything that is missing has the Board reversed and reopened every claim I have filed, However the Board failed to mention the failed remands instead they have re-remanded the very remands that have sat at the RO for 11 and 6 years without action. the first is a simple remand for an earlier date. And even now the RO denied the claim again and the Board has re-remanded it back for a SOC!!!!! Which I already have!!! What is most important is that 34 years ago I filed for disability before I got out of the service after 8 1/2 years active army. the claim was denied because DRO claimed there was no proof of ISC, they failed to advise me then that the first 3 1/2 years were missing from the record and 34 years later they are still dodging officially advising me I only discovered this when I filed with the Court and received a copy of the ROA. The VA claimed it would not change the outcome, the rest is history. there are 26 issues including PTSD from 1988, the original from 1977, Because I submitted the list every thing now that should have been approve in 1977 to date has either been re-opened or reversed, only to be re-remanded after an 11 year delay and a second failure of 6 years. I do not care about the amount of money they owe me I need my 100% disability so I can have a decent life. Assuming the Board had properly adjudicated this and not remanded it back to the RO, This claim could reach very close to a Million Dollars!!! HELP!!!