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Battle of the Bulge Military & Veterans Life Cover Story: 75 Years Later, an Inside Look of Heroism During Battle of the Bulge Seventy-five years ago this month, on 17 January 1945, the so-called “Battle of the Bulge” had pretty much ended.  American and British troops had flattened the December German protrusion into Luxembourg and Belgium.  A desperate German rear guard was trying to stem an inexorable Allied advance eastwards.  Nowhere was that more evident than in the tiny Luxembourg village of Oberwampach located close to the Belgian border.  The next step to the rear for the Germans was into their homeland.  Their commanders were determined to stop the U.S. Army’s 358th Infantry Regiment of the 90th Infantry Division from driving them out of their defensive positions.
 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.

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