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Year-End Charitable Giving
If you're one of those people scrambling to make your year-end charitable donations to make sure you get the corresponding tax deduction, be sure to read our expose of veterans charities that miss the mark, including
NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, who has for more than fifty years helped children around the world track Santa on his Christmas Eve flight around the world, has added even more ways to stay current on Santa's whereabouts this year. You can follow Santa on
Marine LtCol Jeffrey Chessani, the most senior of the "Haditha Marines" to face charges stemming from the house-to-house combat in Iraq four years ago, was found not guilty of misconduct late Friday afternoon by a Board of Inquiry after just three hours of deliberation. The Board's decision means
The World's Longest Christmas Parade reaches Washington, DC, on Friday, where Wreaths Across America will hold a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Pentagon Memorial honoring the victims of 9/11. On Saturday morning, Wreaths Across America and volunteers will place more than 25,000 Christmas wreaths to decorate graves of America's veterans at Arlington National Cemetery. If you'd like to join them to help place the wreaths, be at Arlington before 8:00 a.m. The wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns will take place Saturday at noon, as will ceremonies at state and national veterans cemeteries across the country. This is the 18th year for
The world's longest veterans parade, the escort of Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery, will begin on Sunday, December 6, 2009. More than 150,000 donated Christmas wreaths will begin their journey from Harrington, Maine, to Arlington and more
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will sign copies of her memoir, Going Rogue, from 7 to 10 tonight (Friday, December 4) for members of the military and their families at Fort Hood. Base officials recommend people arrive early at the Clear Creek PX. The book-signing is open only to people showing military ID cards. The former Alaska governor wrote on her Facebook page that she will donate her royalties from the book sales during the stop at Fort Hood to the families and the victims of the Nov. 5 mass shooting on post that left 13 dead and dozens injured. As a Blue Star mother with a son serving in the military, Palin understands the concerns of military families, and has been a staunch supporter of our military. We like this woman, and we look forward to more good things from her.
Protect Your Family from Census Scams
As we prepare for the 2010 Census, learn what to expect so you can protect your family against census scams. Legitimate Census workers will not ask you
This is a caution we unfortunately have to repeat every year about this time. As we approach the Christmas holiday season, you will no doubt receive increasing solicitations from all sorts of charities asking for your help, especially in the current economic climate. According to the American Institute of Philanthropy, U.S. military members, postal workers, and other federal employees are among the most generous givers in the U.S. That makes us even more proud of you. Not only do you give so much in your service to our nation, for which you receive paltry pay, you also give up some of that pay to help others not as fortunate. We want to remind you, however, that all charities are not created equal. Just because some charities use the name(s) of high-ranking retired officer(s), does not mean they use the donated funds in the ways you want them used (for providing services to the causes they support). So we're reminding you, before you make ANY charitable donations,
Just a final reminder that today is the deadline for you to sponsor Christmas wreaths for Arlington National Cemetery, or any of the 400 other state and national cemeteries. Click on the link below for details, and be sure to put our sponsor code on your order form, so that for every two wreaths that are purchased, a third will be added. Be a part of this breathtaking tribute to our
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