Posts Tagged ‘Veterans Day’

Small Tokens of Appreciation this Veterans Day

by Chandra Briggs

 This November 11th reminds us to give thanks to the brave soldiers that have fought to keep America the land of the free. Companies across the United States are showing their appreciation by offering freebies to Veterans. Keep in mind, you’ll have to bring along proof of military service such as a U.S. Uniform Service ID card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, current Leave and Earnings statement, photograph in uniform, be wearing your uniform, a veteran’s organization card such as American Legion or VFW, or a DD214. Also note that the offers may vary by location, click on the link of the Company to verify for your locale.

 Bed & Breakfast    (Free night’s stay Thursday Nov. 10)

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General Fausone at UM Nursing

by Jim Fausone

I am often asked about being married to a General.  Believe me it has its benefits but it is not always easy.  Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone has spent 32 years wearing the Air Force blue uniform with assignments all over the world.  Currently, she is the Assistant Adjutant General for Veterans Affairs in the State of Michigan.  

 Veterans Day 2010, she will travel the State and give a dozen speeches.  One good assignment is being the Officer of the Day at the Illinois v Michigan football game’s ceremony honoring veterans. The General gets field access with the ROTC and sky box access with the Regents. Not a bad job for the spouse who tags along.  She recently gave a presentation at the University of Michigan where she obtained her nursing degree. 

If you want to read about that speech click on:  http://www.nursing.umich.edu/about-our-school/news-portal/201011/1353