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The Service™ is the Veterans Advantage Community blog for those who serve, those who care, and those who want to connect to all things military

scott Military & Veterans News Scott's View: How the Marine Corps Made Toys for Tots a Successful Holiday Tradition As much as we would like to think the holidays are all about family, tradition, and celebration, for kids, it’s often about only one thing: presents! And yet, so many parents across the country just can’t afford to give gifts to their children. That’s where The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation steps in to deliver hope to less fortunate kids by collecting and distributing new, unwrapped gifts. They’ve done this since 1947.
Memorials Abroad Military & Veterans News Cover Story: Memorials Abroad This year’s Memorial Day will be celebrated in the United States with solemn ceremonies marked by recognition of the sacrifices of American women and men in uniform at innumerable memorials located throughout the country.  These memorials are everyday reminders which really only come into sharp focus, however, on that one special day at the end of May.  Less in one’s consciousness, if indeed one is even aware of them, are the many memorials to deceased American service members in foreign countries which deserve attention.

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