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Recently, you’ve probably seen the Greenlight A Vet commercial while you’re watching TV. With Veteran’s Day upon us, I want to share a little more information about Greenlight A Vet.

Because veteran’s are often camouflaged in their day to day life, the Greenlight A Vet campaign wants to show visible support to the brave men and women who serve our country. Changing one light to green will be a visible sign of support for our vets. Be sure to check out the Greenlight A Vet website.



USMC Birthday Ball Invitation

The United States Marine Corps 240th birthday is upon us. That means the birthday ball is right around the corner for many Marines.

Here’s a great story about a Marine who’s wife is unable to attend the ball with him, so they decided that he should invite a Gold Star Mother, Gold Star Wife, or Gold Star Daughter to the ball. A Gold Star family is the family of a service member who was killed in combat. This Marine is encouraging others without a date to do the same.

Here’s his video:




How to Send Holiday Mail to Heroes

Usually around this time every year, I see a website or a Facebook post floating around about sending holiday cards to wounded warriors, veterans, etc. Often times the information is incorrect.

Recently, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, sent out a link with the correct information on how to send holiday mail to our heroes at Walter Reed. Here is the information from their website. I’ve also attached the link.

Holiday Mail for Heroes

“Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Public Affairs

Every year there is a FaceBook Post that goes viral listing the wrong address for sending Holiday Cards to service members, veterans and families receiving care at Walter Reed Bethesda. It lists the address for Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Georgia Ave, which closed more than 4 years ago. PLEASE, if and when you see this FaceBook Post, respond to correct it. Any cards sent to 5900 Georgia Ave, “Any Service Member,” or to “A Recovering American Service Member” will be returned to sender because the address does not exist. Please do not forget about our veterans who are receiving care at your local VA Hospital.

Walter Reed Bethesda and the American Red Cross, National Capital Region is encouraging those interested to join us in helping to provide service members, veterans and their families, cards to send home to their loved ones this holiday season! Deadline for Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa cards is Friday, November 27, 2015.

Items to include in each bundle:
3 blank holiday cards (same holiday per bundle and no glitter)
3 blank envelopes with postage stamps
1 short message to the service member (do not included contact information, only first name)
Bundled with a ribbon

Please drop off or mail completed bundles to:
American Red Cross in the National Capital Region
ATTN: Holiday Mail for Heroes
8550 Arlington Blvd
Fairfax, VA 22031

Those interested in sending signed holiday cards are encouraged to contact their local Red Cross office, Military Treatment Facility or VA Hospital to obtain the local guidelines.”


If you want to send cards, please follow those guidelines!



Dancing with the Stars

Have you been watching Alek Skarlatos on Dancing with the Stars? We have and he’s got some smooth moves! Here are a few of his most recent dances. Definitely check them out!

Alek and Emma Slater rumba during Switch Up Week.

Here’s Alek and Lindsay Arnold’s dances from Hometown Week.

There are a few more dances. You can find them on Youtube.

Tune in to ABC on Monday at 8PM (EST) to see Alek and Lindsay on Dancing with the Stars!




Another Hero on DWTS

Another season of Dancing with the Stars has begun and another hero shows off his moves.

Alek Skarlatos, an Army National Guardsman who helped stop a gunman on a train headed to Paris, is one of the stars this season.

I love to see DWTS featuring some of America’s heroes!

Alek’s partner is Lindsay Arnold. Their first dance with a foxtrot. I have to say Alek has some moves! Here’s their first dance!

Hopefully, there will be many more dances where that came from! Make sure to vote!



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