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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

Betty White Veterans Advantage Awards VetFamily: Betty White This week, America mourns the death of its favorite Golden Girl: Betty White passed away on New Year’s Eve, just two weeks before her 100th birthday. While best known for her seven decade-long career in Hollywood, the eight time Emmy-winning actress was greatly influenced by military service, including her marriage to Allen Ludden, a Bronze Star medal recipient and celebrity game show host and volunteering to support the troops in World War II.
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.
Scott Higgins Military & Veterans Life Scott's View: Remembering A Dear Friend & Advocate for Veterans I was saddened to hear the news that fellow Veteran advocate Bernie Edelman passed away. I met him soon after I came home from Vietnam. A talented writer, Bernie had a natural ability to articulate the spirit of military service articulately and with a deep respect to the solemn oath we all swear to when we serve. He assisted me by writing "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam" a popular book that was cathartic in helping our nation heal after a very unpopular war.
Veterans Day Discounts, Deals & Freebies 2021 Discounts & Benefits Veterans Day 2021: 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. 

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