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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

 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.
Veterans Day Food Freebies Discounts & Benefits Veterans Day 2022: Food Freebies for Veterans and Active Duty Personnel - Part I With less than a month to Veterans Day, businesses across the country are announcing ways to honor and support active U.S. military, veterans, and their loved ones on Veterans Day. Publishing the Veterans Advantage directory of “Veterans Day Deals, Discounts & Freebies” has become a popular annual tradition, and despite the uncertainties surrounding many retailers and restaurants during COVID-19, we’re expecting strong support from businesses again. 
Scott Higgins Discounts & Benefits Scott's View: Labor Day savings with Veterans Advantage With Labor Day coming up this Monday, I hope you’re enjoying the last burst of a summer that has flown by. Since it’s also one of the busiest shopping holidays of the year, we’re highlighting Lenovo’s Labor Day sale in today’s member newsletter. You can also check out the Home & Office, Dining & Entertainment and Everyday Shopping categories of the Military Discounts Marketplace for many more savings.
Cover Story: Medal of Honor trends Military & Veterans Life Cover Story: Medal of Honor Trends On October 17, 2005, near Samarra, Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. Cashe retrieved six Soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter from the burning vehicle, receiving burns on nearly 72% of his body. He died less than a month later. Recently, he was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic acts of valor - the first Black veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to earn the decoration.

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