veterans: Veterans Day Photos! United States Military Veterans in my Family - 11/10/17 08:49 PM
     Veterans Day 2017!  Today we honor our family members who served in the United States Armed Forces.
     Our family has fought for the United States of America for generations.  My fathers, cousins, uncles, brothers, and other family members have served during The American Revolution, The War of 1812, The Seminole Wars, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, The Vietnam War, the Cold War, Desert Storm, and in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
 
 
 
   Cousin Robert, United States Army    Vietnam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
World War I
 
Great Uncle Samuel Lanier Laing, United States Army.
Photograph taken at Fort Pickens near Pensacola, Florida.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
World War … (30 comments)

veterans: Eight Ways to Honor Those that Gave All This Memorial Day - 05/27/16 12:56 AM
     Memorial Day is upon us.  Millions of Americans will take trips to visit relatives, there will be barbecues and picnics, retail stores will have sales events.  But we need to remember what Memorial Day is about! 
     San Diego Real Estate Agent William Johnson suggests "Eight Ways to Honor Those that Gave All".  Several of his suggestions could be done not just on Memorial Day, but on any calendar day of the year. 
     One of William's most important suggestions is, "Educate your children about this day and what it means to all of us as patriotic citizens of the United … (12 comments)

veterans: Veterans, Let's Eat! Free Meals at Many Restaurants on Veterans Day! - 11/10/15 10:17 AM
     Veterans of The United States Armed Forces can enjoy Free Meals, Desserts, Appetizers, even Beer at many Restaurants this Veterans Day.  Applebee's, Texas Roadhouse, Denny's, Chili's, Olive Garden, Panera, Grub Burger Bar, Red Robin, On The Border, Village Inn, Golden Corral... and so many more!
 
This year Veterans Day falls on Wednesday November 11
     In addition to Veterans, many restaurants offer Free Meals to Active Duty Military Personnel, National Guard, and Reserves.
 
 
 
 
     Visit Military Benefits for a complete list of participating restaurants, with details and requirements.
 
     The Military Wallet also has a complete list of restaurants that offer Free meals and … (7 comments)

veterans: Veterans in My Family - World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, more - 11/16/13 04:05 AM
     Veterans Day 2013!  Yes, it was this past Monday, but before it fades away into next year, I want to once again honor my family members who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
     Our family has fought for the United States of America for generations.  Here are Photos of family members who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, and during the Cold War.  
 

 
 
 
Cousin Robert, United States Army, Vietnam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
    
World … (3 comments)

veterans: Veterans! Eat Free at Many Restaurants this Veterans Day! - 11/05/13 04:35 AM
     Veterans of The United States Armed Forces can enjoy Free Meals at many Restaurants this Veterans Day.  Applebee's, Texas Roadhouse, Denny's, Chili's, Olive Garden, McCormick & Schmick's, TGI Fridays, On The Border, Village Inn, Golden Corral... and so many more!
 



 
     Veterans Day Free Meals
 
       Veterans Day:  Discounts and Freebies  
 
This year Veterans Day falls on Monday November 11
       In addition to Veterans, many restaurants will serve Free Meals to Active Duty Military Personnel, National Guard, and Reserves.

     Veterans will need Proof of Military Service.  This can … (5 comments)

veterans: Thank You Chili's, Applebee's, & TGI Fridays for a Great Veterans Day! - 11/12/12 12:12 PM
You saw my previous Blog about "Veterans Eat Free on Veterans Day".  Well, these Restaurants have truly outdone themselves, offering Great Free Meals to United States Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel.

     I want to share with you just a couple of photos from the three Tallahassee, Florida restaurants where I dined.



 

 
 
     For those of you are saying, "Come on, Fred - you didn't make it to Olive Garden and Golden Corral and Subway and Krispy Kreme?  Sorry, but I had other obligations and ran out of time... maybe next year!
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veterans: The Memphis Belle will Fly Over Tallahassee Veterans Day Parade - 11/11/12 11:30 PM
The Memphis Belle, a restored B-17 World War II Bomber Aircraft, will fly over Tallahassee at 11:00AM today.  In conjunction with the Veterans Day Parade and Veterans Day Ceremonies, the airplane will fly low over Monroe Street.
 

Wikipedia says:  Memphis Belle is the nickname of a Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress during the Second World War that inspired the making of two motion pictures: a 1944 documentary film, Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress, and a 1990 Hollywood feature film, Memphis Belle. The aircraft was one of the first B-17 United States Army Air Forces heavy bombers to … (1 comments)

veterans: Photos of Veterans in My Family, from Various Wars and Eras - 11/11/12 09:46 PM
Happy Veterans Day!  My family and friends have fought for the United States of America for generations.  Here are Photos of some family members and a friend who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, and during the Cold War.  
 
     These brave men defended America against our enemies.  A Salute goes out to them on this Veterans Day 2012.


 
 
 
 
 
Cousin Robert, United States Army, Vietnam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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veterans: Veterans & Military Enjoy FREE Admission: National Parks, Theme Parks - 11/10/12 08:48 AM
 Veterans and Military can enjoy Free Admission to many Theme Parks and National Parks on Veterans Day, and during the coming months.  Colonial Williamsburg, Knott's Berry Farm, Anheuser Busch Theme Parks including Sea World, Adventure Island and Busch Gardens are all on the list.
 
     Several parks will also grant Free Admission to the spouse or guest of Active Military Personnel; some Parks will allow up to 3 Dependents of an Active Duty Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine. 

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     NOTE THAT some programs are for Veterans, some are ONLY for Active Duty, and some are for … (5 comments)

veterans: Veterans Eat Free at Many Fine Restaurants on Veterans Day - 11/09/12 12:05 PM
Veterans enjoy Free Meals and Discounts at many Restaurants this Veterans Day.  Choose from Applebee's to McCormick & Schmick to Subway to Golden Corral!



     Several Restaurants are extending their offer on Sunday, which is the "actual" Veterans Day Sunday November 11.  Other restaurants offer Free Dining to Veterans on the "observed" Veterans Day Monday November 12.
 
 

   
 
       In addition to Veterans, many restaurants will serve Free Meals to Active Duty Military Personnel, National Guard, and Reserves.

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  Veterans will need Proof of Military Service.  This can be … (5 comments)

veterans: The Family that Fights Together, Stays Together. Photos! Happy Veterans Day - 11/11/11 10:02 AM
My Family members have "Fought Together" for the United States of America, over the course of many generations.  Here are Photos of some family members who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and during the Cold War.  
 
These brave men defended America against her enemies. 

A Salute goes out to them on this Veterans Day 2011. 
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     World War I
 
 Great Uncle Samuel Lanier Laing, United States Army.  

 Photo taken at Fort Pickens near Pensacola, Florida. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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veterans: Tallahassee, Florida VA Outpatient Clinic Provides Excellent Health Care to Veterans - 09/27/11 02:48 PM
The VA Outpatient Clinic in Tallahassee, Florida provides Health Care to Veterans.  If you are a Veteran moving to North Florida, you should apply for Veterans' Health Care Benefits at the Tallahassee VA Clinic.  I can personally attest to the high quality of care received at this Facility.   The Clinic is staffed with excellent Doctors, Nurses, Technicians, Pharmacists, and other Medical Professionals.
 
 
     From the Tallahassee VA Outpatient Clinic Website:
     "The Tallahassee OPC provides a broad range of general and specialized medical, dental, surgical, psychiatric, nursing and ancillary services.  This clinic serves acute and chronically ill eligible veterans.  … (2 comments)

 
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