Thank You For Your Service
"Our military service members represent only 1 percent of our population, but they shoulder the responsibility of protecting our entire Nation. Missing birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and so many of the daily moments we spend with the people we love, they make incredible sacrifices. But, they do not make them alone."(from the Joining Forces web site)
Check this page, or our Facebook page, throughout May and November November as we will be posting additional information for members of the military community.
- November is Military Family Appreciation Month
- May is Military Appreciation Month
- Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
- It Is Never Too Late to Say "Thank You"
- Veterans: It's Because of You We Have the Freedom to Vote
- Check out our portal page with resources for the military community.
Help Us Spread the Word About the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011:
President Obama signed into law the bipartisan “Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011” on November 4, 2011. Part of that law includes the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) that provides up to 12 months of educational assistance to train unemployed Veterans, ages 35-60 into high demand careers. Congress directed this joint program between Department of Labor ("DOL") and VA to allow unemployed Veterans a chance to jump-start into a new career that can provide meaningful employment. Upon completion of the program, DOL will work with Veterans to place them in these opportunities. Since there is no “central registry of unemployed Veterans,” the challenge has been to find the unemployed Veterans between ages 35-60, and let them know about this time limited benefit that ends March 2014. .
How Can You Show Your Support?
"The spirit of service and selflessness that is seen in military communities across our country represents what is best about America, and as a Nation we owe our brave service members and their families more than gratitude - we owe them the support they have earned. Joining Forces will ask all Americans to take action, because each of us has a role to play in reconnecting with military families in our communities." -- First Lady Michelle Obama
- Check out these ideas on the Joining Forces web site
- Check out the Wounded Warrior Project and their Believe in Heroes Program!
- Check out the "Got Your 6" web site
Updated May 27, 2013