Happy Veterans day to all the other veterans out there. We salute you! Here are some great discounts and giveaway we thought you might appreciate: Are you a hungry Veteran? Then these are just for you!! While I was prepping this Jamba Juice sent me a text message letting us know that we can get a free small smoothie Businesses across the nation are offering services – everything from free haircuts, car washes, flu shots and car-care checks. While several retailers have weekly or everyday discounts, some are offering extra for the federal holiday. Through Monday, Kohl’s is doubling its normal 15% discount Military Monday and offering 30% off to active and former military personnel, veterans and their families. Proof of service such as a military ID is typically required, and a few businesses will allow dressing in uniform as a form of identification. Discharge papers, VA cards and veteran organization membership cards also can be used to prove service at most businesses. And here’s a freeb
Saturday I went to the War and Peace Revival show at Paddock Wood in Kent. This time I accompanied the Veterans and saw another side of the show that I haven't encountered before. I'm normally straight into the Living History areas of the show or hastening to the arena to see some armour in action. This time my day started with a service of remembrance surrounded by some highly decorated veterans.Don and Albert look through a book of D-Day photo's. Inside the Veterans MarqueeParade of heroes. Some very decorated men and women in this lineupThe drumhead remembrance service was very movingJohn and Don have a 'little' snifter! As the service came to an end, so did the rain so we headed out for a very quick look around the showground. Luckily I've been here many times and I knew to wear some waterproof shoes! Let's just say the roads around the side had gone from plain old mud to mud-coloured soup with the passage of thousands of visitors and hundreds of military vehicles.This replica StuG is often seen
75 Years ago today something quite incredible took place. The largest seaborne invasion in history had been a long time in the planning but by the time the Allies were ready to launch their offensive they had done pretty much all that was humanly possible to make it a success. Victory in Normandy was by no means assured and the technical demands of this new front alone would be a constant headache for the allies in the months that followed. All of this, however, would have been for nought had it not been for the remarkable courage of the soldiers, sailors and airmen at the vanguard of that mighty armada.It has been one of my life's greatest privileges to meet and get to know (in a very small way) some of those extraordinary men. Today I am accompanying a group of Veterans to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire for a service of remembrance. Many of these gentlemen are pushing 100, yet they still feel it necessary to pay their respects to their fallen comrades seventy-five years after they risked e
Saturday I had the pleasure and honour to spend a day with some true heroes of WWII. This is an annual event and chance for the Veterans to raise some money for the Spirit of Normandy Trust, the organisation that took over many of the responsibilities ...