Start working with your school in April 2016. They can plan due summer break and they will be ready in the fall to start. 2016/2017 brochures/entry forms should be ready March 1, 2016
Voice of Democracy:
The 2016-2017 Theme is: MY RESPONSIBILITY TO AMERICA
VFW VOD 2016-2017 program CLICK HERE
The 2016-2017 Theme is: THE AMERICA I BELIEVE IN
VFW Patriots Pen 2016-2017 program CLICK HERE
Mid-Winter Conference – Notice – Change in times – The bus leaves the Hotel 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM, Legislative meeting at the Capitol starts at 8:00 AM on 2-5-16.
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Veteran’s Legislation for 2016
The John E. Walls Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2634 and its Auxiliaryin Nebraska City, continued its Christmas tradition of presenting gifts to the veterans in Nebraska City’s four nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
This year, the Post prepared gifts for twenty-eight veterans.
The Post was assisted by Post VFW member SSG Tim Hartmann, the area Recruiter for the Nebraska Army National Guard, and three freshman girl “elf” volunteers from Syracuse High School.
Christmas carols were sung, gifts presented, and everyone enjoyed coffee, Kool-Aid and cookies.
Pictured are the three “elves”, VFW District 6 President Paula Waterfield, SSG Hartmann, and Post 2634 Commander Roger L. Kopf. Not available for the photo were Steve Wademan and Larry Kennedy who also participated.
Story by : Post 2634 Commander – Roger Kopf
As a way of saying “Thank You” to veterans, many businesses give away freebies in honor of Veteran’s Day. Here is a running list of deals veterans can take advantage of around the city. If your business has a deal for veterans that should be listed here, send an email to email@example.com. All deals are available Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at participating locations unless otherwise noted. Military ID or proof of service may be required.
American Family Care is offering free flu shots to veterans on Veterans Day. The brand new clinic is located at 4004 N 132nd Street.
Bonefish Grill is offering a free order of Bang Bang Shrimp for customers with a military ID. Not a military member? Get your own order for $6.
Cheeseburger in Paradise plans to honor veterans with a free All-American Burger with Fries for military personnel with a beverage purchase.
Cracker Barrel guests who served in the military can receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert.
Denny’s is thanking active, inactive, or retired military personnel with a free Build Your Own Grand Slam between 5 am and Noon.
DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge is offering veterans free admission on Veterans Day.
Fazoli’s is honoring all veterans and active military members with a free Build Your Own Pasta with military ID or uniform.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill wants to treat a hero to a free meal, with military ID. Dine with a veteran or active duty service member on Veterans Day and their meal is on the house.
Golden Corral is holding its annual Military Appreciation Night from 5 pm until 9 pm. Anyone who has served in the military is eligible for a free dinner.
Great Clips is giving away free haircuts to veterans. Don’t need a haircut? Stop in to receive a free haircut card to be used by the end of the year. In addition, any customer who stops in will be given a free haircut card which can be given to a veteran.
Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is proud to offer free gate admission to all active or retired military members and their immediate families on Veterans Day.
Herzing University’s Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare will offer free one hour massages to veterans on Saturday, November 14th from 12pm – 4pm. Register at Herzing.edu or call (402) 331-3694 to set up an appointment.
Hy-Vee is serving a free breakfast buffet to all veterans and active-duty military members.
IHOP will thank military members with free red, white, and blue pancakes. An order includes buttermilk pancakes topped with strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream.
Little Caesars is treating veterans and military members to a free Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo, which includes four slices of DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza and a 20-ounce Pepsi product.
Orange Leaf is offering veterans and active duty military a free cup of froyo (up to 11 ounces) with ID, honors, badges, or uniform.
Outback Steakhouse is saluting the military with a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage with military ID. After Veteran’s Day, veterans and their family can enjoy a 15% discount through the end of the year with military ID. Military members who are currently deployed can request a rain check voucher to enjoy the free Bloomin’ Onion once they return home. Request a rain check here.
Red Lobster, starting Monday November 9th, will honor veterans a free appetizer or dessert from a special menu with military ID. The free appetizer or dessert can be redeemed Monday November 9th through Thursday November 12th. See the special menu here.
Red Robin is offering veterans and active-duty service members a free Red’s Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries with proof of service.
Starbucks is serving active duty servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses a free tall (12 fl oz) hot brewed coffee. In addition, Starbucks will make a donation to the USO for every Starbucks Via Instant coffee or Veterans Day gift card purchase through November 11th.
Village Inn is honoring veterans and active military members with a free breakfast.
It’s a day the UNO Chancellor is calling one of the proudest in his career. For the second year in a row, the school has been named the nation’s top university for military student support.
The ranking comes from Military Times Magazine and takes into account things like their retention rate and the highest average post-graduation salary.
The institution also received four stars for the yellow ribbon program, staffsupport, academic support, and extracurriculars.
“This is going be a proud moment across this entire campus and it’s serendipitous with Veteran’s Day coming up on Wednesday. Really proud,” said UNO Chancellor John Christensen.
Since last year’s number one ranking, the university has implemented a learning community atmosphere to help students succeed.
It’s important for me personally because look at what they’ve done for, not only us, but for their country and the world and serving and protectingthem. So I think it’s a responsibility and a privilege,” said Chancellor Christensen.
HyVee will host its annual Veterans Day breakfasts Wednesday. All 240 HyVee stores will offer free breakfast to recognize and thank veterans and active-duty military members for their service and provide them with a complimentary meal.
HyVee expects to serve more than 80,000 veterans, military members and their guests across its eight-state region this year.
Some stores have planned programs, displays, entertainment or other activities to go along with the breakfast.
Now through Nov. 15, HyVee customers can help support veterans by rounding up their purchases to the next dollar — or a desired dollar amount — at the checkout. HyVee will match customer donations, up to $100,000.
All proceeds from HyVee’s Round Up program go to benefiting three organizations that support veterans and their families.
VFW Nebraska has started to use the new MailChimp product for the VFW NE email distribution system. October 2015 newsletters have been sent to VFW NE members 10-26-15.
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