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Preston Sharp – 12 Year Old With A Vision to Make Everyday Veterans Day!

Preston Sharp, a 12-year-old boy from Redding, California, has a real heart for veterans. And his passion is inspiring others around the country to make a difference. On Veterans Day in 2015, Preston visited the grave of his grandfather to place a flag and some flowers. He noticed the lack of flags and flowers on…

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Role Model Videos of the Week (12/3/12)

Here are 3 new stories and role models we learned about last week involving some very inspiring people! Meet Savannah Maddison Ogden a South Florida Girl who inspires kids to send 10,000 letters To troops In Afghanistan:   Learn about New York City Police Officer Larry DePrimo who bought shoes for a homeless man on…

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Showing Gratitude on Veterans Day and All Year Long

On Veterans Day, we are reminded of all the brave people who make sacrifices to serve our nation. There are many ways to show gratitude to our veterans. You can attend a Veterans Day ceremony or just simply take time to say thank you to veterans you meet in your daily life. The Gratitude Campaign was created to do just that. This video…

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Memorial Day – Honoring Some of America's Bravest Heroes

On the last Monday of May each year, America observes a very special and significant occasion – Memorial Day. Although many Americans mark the occasion with festivities related to the beginning of the summer, most importantly the day represents a time to remember and honor those who have selflessly served as veterans in America’s military forces. Without the courage and…

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Freedom Service Dogs – Taking "Man's Best Friend" to a Whole New Level!

It is often said that dogs are man’s best friend. Well, this has never been more true than with a very special group of dogs called Freedom Service Dogs. These dogs, who originally come from shelters, are specially trained to be able to help people with everyday tasks. And the people they help? Disabled veterans! When Freedom…

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Cell Phones for Soldiers – Keeping Military Families Connected

Brittany and Robbie Bergquist, two teenagers from Massachusetts, heard a news report one day about a soldier who had racked up a huge cell phone bill in order to keep in touch with his family back home. If the soldier couldn’t pay the bill, he would lose his phone service. Brittany and Robbie decided they couldn’t…

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The Camo Quilt Project – Sending a Comfort of Home Where It's Needed Most!

It all started with one little quilt….. In 2006, Linda Wieck made a small quilt for her son-in-law Todd to bring with him as he prepared to deploy to Iraq. She thought it would be nice for him to have a bit of the comfort of home he was leaving behind. But when Todd went to his…

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U.S. Iraq Veterans Find New Hope As Paralympic Athletes

Melissa Stockwell and Scott Winkler are two U.S. veterans who became handicapped in Iraq. Upon their returns home, each found a new lease in life by pursuing a sport – Melissa began swimming and Scott took up shot put. Both athletes not only pursued their sports, but even went so far as to compete in the 2008 Paralympics! This video tells the story…

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Soldier Surprises Daughter at School

Air Force Master Sergeant Joseph Myers hoped to see his daughter while she was still in 4th grade. On the next-to-last day of school, he got his wish. He was reunited with Hannah after spending 350 days away from home in Iraq. As you can see in the pictures, Hannah was caught completely off-guard by the surprise. Hannah…

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Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime Trip to WWII Memorial

Many athletes devote their time and money to kids’ charities. But two-time Olympic gold skier and ex-pro football player Jeremy Bloom spends his time helping seniors. In 2008, inspired by his grandmother, Bloom founded Wish of a Lifetime. Since then he has made countless dreams come true for low-income seniors. In March 2010, Jeremy and his team took…

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