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INDEPENDENCE FUND KEEPS EUREKA VET ACTIVE

Eureka spent Veterans Day under a dull-gray sky and blanket of slush. That didn’t stop local service members and their families from gathering in Memorial Park to remember their fallen comrades. One of those attendees, former Marine Daryle Handy, said that he’d found walking increasingly difficult over the past 20 to 30 years, the result of a spinal-cord ailment.

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The Elizabeth Dole Foundation, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs...Convene Hundreds to Map the Military and Veteran Caregiver Journey

Collaborative working sessions will highlight the caregiving experience and equip those who support our nation's hidden heroes with key insights; Former First Lady Laura Bush to address attendees on the value of collaboration. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-elizabeth-dole-foundation-us-department-of-veterans-affairs-and-philips-convene-hundreds-to-map-the-military-and-veteran-caregiver-journey-300554359.html

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The Arizona Cardinals and The Independence Fund Honor Soldier-Hero on the NFL Network

As part of the NFL’s “Salute To Service” campaign, the Arizona Cardinals will honor another Soldier-Hero on Thursday Night Football, Nov. 9, 2017 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The Independence Fund is teaming with the Cardinals to present an all-terrain Actiontrack wheelchair to paralyzed Veteran Sgt. (Ret.) Michael Brady.

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The Poppy Lady: Georgia Woman Starts Movement to Sell Poppies to Support Veterans

It began with a simple idea from a University of Georgia professor—sell poppy flowers to raise money on behalf of soldiers killed and injured in World War I. Now, nearly 100 years and billions of dollars later, the poppy has become the international symbol of remembrance and support for all military veterans, thanks to the tireless efforts of Moina Belle Michael, affectionately known today as “The Poppy Lady.”

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VMI football’s Greg Sanders named Defender of the Nation Award recipient

Virginia Military Institute safety Greg Sanders was named the 2017 Defender of the Nation Award recipient Wednesday morning in an announcement released by the Charlotte Touchdown Club.

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