Category Archives: Patriotism

Navy Bases Around the World - Veterans Outreach Ministries
16 Jan
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U.S. Navy Bases Around the World

Read the Full Article from www.militarybases.com/navy The Navy was founded under the authority of George Washington in 1775 as a means to disrupt British Supply ships. For decades to follow their necessity was a question in terms of being a ...

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Flying the Flag at Half-Mast - Veterans Outreach Ministries
12 Jan
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Flying the Flag at Half Mast

An Article by U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs An easy way to remember when to fly the United States flag at half-staff is to consider when the whole nation is in mourning. These periods of mourning are proclaimed either by ...

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Veterans Outreach Ministries
04 Jan
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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

 By Lishamarie Hunter The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has a long history of being a male-only institution. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was created in 1921 and is located in Arlington National Cemetery.  It started as a plain ...

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Veterans Cemeteries and Memorial Programs - Veterans Outreach Ministries
19 Dec
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Veteran’s Cemetery and Memorial Program in Maryland

The State of Maryland and the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) are honored to offer our veterans and their eligible dependents a final resting place at one of five MDVA state veterans cemeteries. The MDVA State Veterans Cemetery Program ...

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The Meaning Behind the 13 Folds of Old Glory - Veterans Outreach Ministries
28 Sep
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The Meaning Behind the 13 Folds of Old Glory

This article is written by Laurie Pearson at Marine Corps News from www.military.com (Photo Credit: Arlington National Cemetery/Elizabeth Fraser) Most Americans have seen the traditional folding of the American flag, at specific events, such as funerals. Have you ever wondered ...

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Flag Etiquette - Veteran's Outreach Ministries
29 Jul
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Flag Etiquette

The U.S. Flag Code formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag. This is a list of do’s. When displaying the flag, DO these: Display the U.S. flag from sunrise to sunset on buildings ...

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Concerns About New Army Combat Physical Fitness Test - Veteran's Outreach Ministries
25 Jul
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Concerns About New Army Combat Physical Fitness Test

By Lishamarie Hunter All things change but are all changes good for everybody? The current Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) has measured the fitness of individual soldiers since 1980. It consists of three simple events. Soldiers must do as many ...

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Thank You For Your Service - Veteran's Outreach Ministries
21 Mar
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Thank You For Your Service

On Veterans Day we can all come together and show our appreciation for members of the military. Not only for those actively serving, but for those who have served in the past. It can be hard to find ways that ...

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History & Meaning of the POW/MIA Flag - Veteran's Outreach Ministries
19 Mar
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History & Meaning of the POW/MIA Flag

Article by OnlineStores.com, National League of Families, POW-MIA The POW/MIA Bracelet An organization called VIVA (Voices in a Vital America) launched the first public awareness campaign for POW/MIAs. Although the issue was featured occasionally on the news and in magazines, ...

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Female Veterans and Homelessness - Veteran's Outreach Ministries
16 Mar
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Female Veterans and Homelessness

Article by Lishamarie Hunter Women comprise the fastest-growing segment of the homeless Veteran population. The 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimated that just over 40,000 veterans were homeless on ...

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