21 November 2017 - VCSU Meeting

November 21 VCSU Meeting at 1400
Post 90 Building, 245 N. 200 E., St. George, UT


Perks for Veterans

Restaurant discounts that have been confirmed by Military.com for veterans:
DISCOUNTS
Check the other links in the webpage for travel, shopping, etc. discounts.
TEXAS ROADHOUSE 

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Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans. From now until Veterans Day, we're giving a gift to all veterans and active service members to say "Thank you for your service." Come into our showroom or make a note on your online order that you're a veteran or active service member and receive a free print*, notepad, or stack of thank you cards.

* Prints only available for local (i.e., Sandy, UT) pickup

10 Nov 2017 - Veterans Day Lunch

Here's a message from Judith Cooley, State Veterans Chair:


We are hosting a Veterans Day lunch on November 10th, with entertainment, at noon that day for all veterans and their care givers.  Questions: call me at 435-705-9726.  This will be held at the Elks lodge located at 630 W. 1250 N. in St. George.
Judith Cooley
State Veterans Chair So
(Also let me know of a family that you may know of to adopt  for Christmas.)

2017 National Veterans and Military Families Month



THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2017

NATIONAL VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES MONTH, 2017

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

     During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we honor the significant contributions made by American service members, their families, and their loved ones.  We set aside this month surrounding Veterans Day to hold observances around the country to honor and thank those whose service and sacrifice represent the very best of America.  We renew our Nation's commitment to support veterans and military families.  They deserve it.

     Our veterans are our heroes.  Our Armed Forces have preserved the security and freedom that allow us to flourish as a Nation.  They have braved bitter winters, treacherous jungles, barren deserts, and stormy waters to defend our Nation.  They have left their families to face danger and uncertainty, and they have endured the wounds of war, all to protect our Nation's interests and ideals established during the Founding.

     Our military families endure many hardships along with those who defend our Nation.  They are separated from their loved ones for months on end and frequently relocated across the country and around the world.  They often live far from their extended families, and they know what it is like to celebrate holidays and milestones with an empty seat at the table.  Many military spouses face the task of making ends meet while their loved ones are away and of securing new employment with each change in duty station.  Children of service members often grow up living a nomadic life -- periodically calling a new place "home" and adjusting to different schools, trying out for new sports teams, and making new friends.  In these lives of frequent change and transition, however, our incredible military families not only survive, they thrive.

     It is our patriotic duty to honor veterans and military families.  As part of our efforts to answer President Lincoln's charge to care for those who have "borne the battle," I have asked the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to lead the Nation in a month of observances across the country to honor our veterans.

     As veterans and military families attend these events, they will see the reforms and improvements that we have made at the VA.  Over the last 9 months, we have made important changes that enable better service for our veterans.  We have increased accountability and enhanced protections for whistleblowers.  We have improved transparency, customer service, and continuity of care.  We are working every day to ensure a future of high quality care and timely access to the benefits veterans have earned through their devoted service to a grateful Nation.

     This month, in which Americans traditionally pause to give thanks for our blessings, it is fitting that we come together to honor with gratitude our extraordinary veterans and military families and their service to our country.  May God continue to bless our Armed Forces and those families that love and support them.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2017 as National Veterans and Military Families Month.  I encourage all communities, all sectors of society, and all Americans to acknowledge and honor the service, sacrifices, and contributions of veterans and military families for what they have done and for what they do every day to support our great Nation.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP


10-12 Nov 2017 - VA at Nascar



Veterans and Families of Veterans:

From November 10-12, VA will be at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, AZ for the Can-Am 500. As part of our ongoing collaboration with NASCAR to promote greater access to VA benefits and services, VA will have a Mobile Vet Center unit and a team of health and benefits experts on site who can answer your questions, share information, and help you access your VA benefits.

If you are also in the Phoenix, AZ area on Thursday, November 9, stop by the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center around 1:00PM for autograph session with NASCAR drivers. Come out and learn more about the benefits you’ve earned and deserve while enjoying the last race before the championship!