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President Obama Skips D-Day Observation To Hold Fundraiser

According to www.whitehousedossier.com, President Obama did not schedule even a brief event to commemorate the 68th Anniversary of D-Day. 

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In Our Own Backyard: Veteran’s Park [Gallery]

The park, maintained through cooperation between the Lafayette Consolidated Government and the Vietnam Veterans of American (VVA), Acadiana Chapter (Hill 141), has served as the setting for many events, including Memorial Day ceremonies, Veterans' Day ceremonies, remembrance services, birthday parties, anniversary parties, and group get-togethers.

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‘Shooting For Veterans’ Skeet Shooting Fundraiser

The LA Military Hall of Fame & Museum will be holding its First ever Skeet Shooting Fundraiser on  June 2, 2012 at G.O.L. Shooting Range.

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Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Veteran’s Park 11/11/11

A new monument will be unveiled on Friday, Veteran's Day, 11/11/11, at 11:11am, at Veteran's Park on Feu Follet in Lafayette.

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‘Old Guard’ Guarding Tomb of the Unknowns, Even Through Hurricane

I think that it should be in the curricula of every high school in America:  A field trip to Washington, D. C.  Really.  I would recommend the sophomore year, maybe as part of an American History class or Civics class (do they even still call it that?)

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A Soldier’s Hike Comes to Acadiana [Audio]

Help this veteran complete his trek and reach his goal!!  Read the story below, and please share via facebook and your websites/email.  I just watched some of the video interviews, they explain Troy's mision (especially this one); this is a very worthy cause.  Here is his KTDY interview
Iraq War Veteran Troy Yocum is hiking 7,000 miles across America, banging his drum and sounding the call for $5 million to help military families in need.

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Thank You Heroes and Veterans!

You can send mail to soldiers serving overseas, but NOT to Walter Reed Medical Center.

Get all the details here:  snopes.com: Holiday Mail for Heroes.

God bless all our American military member

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