New York City Armistice Day 1918 Military & Veterans Life Cover Story: History of Veterans Day Private Harry Atwood, a bicycle messenger in the 341st Field Artillery Regiment’s headquarters company, was carrying battle orders on a dismal 11 November 1918 while his regiment’s guns were firing in support of the 28th Division.  They were attacking German fortifications around the French city of Metz. At 1059 hours, all the regiment’s guns delivered a massive salvo of artillery rounds into the German entrenchments.  It was the last time the battalion fired a shot in anger. One minute later there was complete silence.
Scott's View Military & Veterans Life Scott's View: Save the Dates for Veterans Week NYC 2019 For the eighth consecutive year, Veterans Advantage is the presenting sponsor of Veterans WeekNYC. We helped found Veterans Week in 2012, getting an official Mayoral Proclamation. And the events continue to grow in number beyond a week -- we're talking about a month-long series of events, which includes new VetRewards savings opportunities just for Veterans Day. We will start announcing those in our next Benefits Alert and on our VeteransWeekNYC.org site.
Sgt. Frank Charrow Military & Veterans Life Cover Story: Sgt. Frank Charrow lost and found Editor’s Note: General Bell is the former Commanding General 220th Military Police Brigade (Army Reserve), USMA Graduate Class 1957, Graduate of Army and National War Colleges and is the author of more than 300 military, domestic and foreign publications.  He is also the most published free-lance writer in the 20th Century to the oldest military journal in the world still being published, the Austrian OeMZ. In this Cover Story, he gives a little-known historical perspective of D-Day, the Allied Forces attack on Normandy Beach nearly 75 years ago.
Scott's View Military & Veterans Life Scott's View: The True Meaning of Military Appreciation Month When Veterans Advantage pioneered the concept of everyday discounts for veterans, military, and their families nearly 20 years ago, corporations had no idea why they should do it. But as this coming Memorial Day will prove, there are many reasons we should be grateful for the freedoms we enjoy today. Our Cover Story helps you navigate the complexities of many “military discounts” you can expect to see -- and remember our partners  have created your exclusive discounts so you can be recognized for your military service every day, and include your families.
Medal of Honor Foundation Birthday Military & Veterans Life Cover Story: Recognizing Medal of Honor Recipients The Congressional Medal of Honor (MOH) dates back to the Civil War when President Lincoln and Congress created it as our nation’s highest military decoration.  A service member awarded the MOH  is recognized for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.”  Every March 25, National Medal of Honor Day and for a week thereafter, the living recipients are recognized and celebrated for their great service to our country.
Scott's View Military & Veterans Life Scott's View: Why Is Veterans Day Important? A Look at its 100th Anniversary November 11, 2019 is the 100th anniversary of Veteran’s Day, honoring all of those who have served our country in war or peace. This significant commemorative day was originally known as Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I. More in our Cover Story about the history of Veterans Day, written by noted military historian  Raymond E. Bell Jr. PhD, Brigadier General, United States Army, Retired, and a Vietnam War Veteran. General Bell’s daughter, Cynthia Bell-Bucha is our Director, Content and Events at Veterans Advantage. 

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