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Veterans Day

Today on November 11, we celebrate Veteran’s Day. Here at SRQ Vets, we are local veterans volunteering to serve fellow local veterans and are here to inform you about why Veterans Day is so important and meaningful. Read on to learn more about this monumental day and how it came to be what we know it as today.

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National Day of The Deployed

We’re pleased to announce the upcoming National Day of The Deployed arriving October 26th. This commemoration began in 2006 when Shelle Michaels Aberle convinced North Dakota Governor John Hoeven to enact a day to honor those deployed overseas. Veteran support is considered one of the truly patriotic things we can do especially during difficult and acrimonious times in our country.

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In 1779, Captain John Paul Jones stood on the deck of his ship, the Bonhomme Richard. In one of the earliest moments that would live forever in the history of the United States Navy, Jones cried out, “I have not yet begun to fight!” in response to the British asking him if he wished to surrender. Since then, several men and women have served the Navy at home and abroad with distinction and professionalism. On October 13th we celebrate the birth of this all too important branch of the United States military. There are many ways in which you can help celebrate this important day.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars is a non-profit veterans service organization founded by James C. Putnam. The organization was founded on September 29, 1899. There are about 6,000 VFW posts around the world, with 52 departments statewide that offer services and advocacy to veterans and their families. VFW Day is a holiday that raises awareness for the Veterans of Foreign Wars and veterans in need. VFW Day is observed on September 29 every year.

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VJ Day & Patriot Day

September marks not one, but two significant days for the United States military. V-J Day is September 2 and Patriot Day is September 11. Keep reading to learn more about these holidays.

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