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As the only day on the calendar that is mnemonically a military command, March 4th recognizes National Hug a G.I. Day. In 1996, Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith created "Hug A G.I. Day" to honor her friends and family in the military. She selected the only day on the calendar that was...
On February 19, National Vet Girls ROCK Day recognizes the immense dedication of the nearly 2 million U.S. military veteran women. On National Female Veteran Day, not only is it a day to recognize women veterans, but it’s a day for women veterans to support one another and to share...
Many national and regional cemeteries pay special tribute to Veteran grave sites during the Holidays. Over the past few years several of our National Military Cemeteries have created a variety of programs from holding a special Military Honor Guard ceremony to a new national program called Wreaths Across America....
In a special local DeKalb ceremony, Military TAPS will be played for President George H.W. Bush. Through a unified effort, three organizations have combined to give a fitting farewell to President Bush.  Bugles Across America, Buglers Hall of FAME, and TAPS for Veterans has organized over 600 Buglers from across the United Sates (and...
With the actual Veterans Day yesterday, and observance of Veterans Day today, veterans around DeKalb County are getting deserved recognition and rewards for their sacrifices. The DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder's Office and the DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission want to make sure that doesn't just occur once a year. Initiated...
Many wonderful organizations nationwide have put together special “thank you” offerings for veterans and active duty military members (in some cases the whole family). These fine restaurants, stores, amusement parks and businesses are offering special Veterans Day offers just for you as a way of saying, "Thank you for...
With Veterans Day approaching, several veterans from DeKalb American Legion Post 66 and members of other military organizations attended the special Veterans Day Assembly at Clinton Rosette Middle School in DeKalb, Illinois. They shared their experiences and enlightened the students about what it means to thank a veteran. The...
Tony Berg with Warriors Watch Riders
On this day, September 25, 2018, Tony Berg was the most-honored man in DeKalb County, if not the State of Illinois. Under the auspices of a Senior Veterans pinning ceremony at Club 55 in DeKalb, Berg was presented with a number of certificates and gifts from local politicians and organizations,...