Best Veteran's Day Drink Specials In MinnesotaRaise a glass to the members of the US military.
Conversations With Veterans: The Struggle Post Military LifeFemale vets, who currently number close to two million, may have it even tougher than their male counterparts. One such veteran is Donna, a Denver-based, single mom, whose struggles lasted far longer than her deployment.
Unemployment Rate Down For Minnesota VeteransMinnesota honored its veterans with a special state program Tuesday in Inver Grove Heights. State military leaders honored Minnesota's 370,000 veterans, including 26,000 who were deployed for extended periods of time after 9/11.
Events, Businesses Pay Tribute On Veterans DayTuesday marks Veterans Day, during which we take time to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on this day in 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress amended the holiday to include veterans of all U.S. wars in 1954.
Troubled Vets Of All Ages Find Comfort At RefugeThe vets, some yawning, others clutching packs of cigarettes, trickle into a sun-splashed room for morning meditation. Some survived war long ago, others have fresh memories of combat.
In the Service of Soldiers: Raytheon's 2014 Week of Service Honors WarfightersThe tour bus always goes quiet as the granite pillars and archways come into view along 17th Street in Washington D.C. An announcement from the tour guide breaks the silence and tells the old soldiers on board what they already know: They’ve arrived at the National World War II Memorial.
Veterans Day Off? Bill Would Grant It For VetsLegislation giving military veterans a legal right to Veterans Day off from work is advancing in the Minnesota Legislature. The bill cleared a state House committee on Wednesday and was also getting consideration in the Senate.
On Veterans Day, Honors For Soldiers Across Minn.There are several events going on across Minnesota on Monday as we take time to honor the military past and present on Veterans Day. We have about 370,000 veterans in Minnesota, and one of the biggest events on Monday is in Inver Grove Heights.
Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite War Movie?Which war movie, in your opinion, stands out from all the rest? Make your choice in this Pick-a-Side!
Mall Of America Visitors To Write Letters To VetsVisitors to the Mall of America can have the chance to write letters to members of the military in honor of Veteran's Day. Thousands of letters expressing thanks and encouragement will be mailed to members of U.S. armed forces, veterans and military families — both at home and abroad.
Weather Blog: The OpenerThis will be remembered as a windy deer hunting opener. Those who hunt in extreme northern Minnesota will have to walk through snowy fields or woods this weekend.
Wounded Vet Presented With Minnetonka HomeA wounded Minnesota soldier is being recognized with a very special gift. Justin Utecht was given the keys to a house in Minnetonka on Friday. “It's absolutely gorgeous in there,” Utecht said. “For a single guy it’s pretty good.” U.S. Bank, Freedom Alliance and Five Brothers Default Management Solutions partnered together to donate the home as a kickoff to Veterans Day weekend. Utecht served in Iraq from 2006 to 2008, and has struggled adjusting to life back at home due to post-traumatic stress disorder and migraines.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsFriday looms, and as you get ready for the weekend, we want to help you get ready, too. From hunting deer to cooking chili, here are some events worth adding to your social calendar that are perfect for the season.
Financial Company Calling On Industry To Hire Disabled VetsMinnesota disabled Veterans looking for work might turn to Drexel Hamilton. The financial services company is based in Philadelphia, but was in the Twin Cities talking to an industry group.
Wal-Mart Says Its Hiring 100,000 Returning Veterans In Next 5 YearsStarting on Veteran's Day, an American retailer says it will hire more than 100,000 returning veterans in the next five years.