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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

1941 Newspaper with Pearl Harbor Headline Military & Veterans News Scott's View: Remembering the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor This Wednesday, Dec. 7 marks the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941), which – until 9/11/2001 – was known as the greatest attack on U.S. soil. We lost 2403 brave Americans serving that day. An additional 1,178 were wounded. Eighteen ships were sunk or run aground, including five battleships. Our nation was stunned by the surprise attack, as we were completely unprepared. President Franklin Roosevelt declared Dec. 7, 1941 a "date which will live in infamy." Pearl Harbor pulled America immediately into World War II. 
Arnold Palmer Military & Veterans Life Scott's View: Remembering Arnold Palmer's Life of Service, On and Off The Golf Course This week we honor Arnold Palmer as our HeroVet. We first profiled Arnie as a TopVet in 2014, but with his passing last weekend, we had an opportunity to celebrate his substantial charitable activities and award him HeroVet status posthumously. It is only when we look at Palmer’s whole life, on and off the course, do we realize how special a man he was -- from helping to build hospitals, popularizing the game that he loved so dearly to being recognized with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Simone Biles Veterans Advantage Awards VetFamily: Simone Biles, Olympic Gold Medalist & Daughter of AF Veteran All of America knows the name of dominant gymnast and four-time gold medalist Simone Biles. Many fans do not know, however, that she comes from a military family. Biles was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1997 to an absent father and mother struggling with alcoholism and addiction. Biles and her sister cycled through foster homes, until 2003, when their maternal grandfather Ron and his second-wife Nellie adopted the girls.
Extended Stay America Sign Discounts & Benefits New Benefit: Extended Stay America Our Extended Stay America lodging discount saves you 18% every day, for up to 90 days. It is a great benefit for families visiting active duty loved ones, or vets seeking a long-term stay option near a VA hospital. And when we asked our Extended Stay representatives how valuable this benefit can be, they told us it can save you up to $4,000 on a 90-day stay! As we said in our joint release, Veterans Advantage continues to make great strides building a premier coalition of travel providers with exclusive benefits unmatched by any other program. Stay tuned for more.

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