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They shall grow not old,
As we that are left grow old,

Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning

We will remember them.

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Lest We Forget

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Veterans Fund of the United States

Seeking Residents for Promise, SD UVBH

United Veterans Beacon House

United Veterans Beacon House - Promise, South Dakota - Home and Farm is located on 29 acres of the beautiful Moreau River Valley and will house 13 Veterans seeking a new life - a hand UP, not a hand out!

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Seeking Residents for Promise, SD UVBH

United Veterans Beacon House

United Veterans Beacon House - Promise, South Dakota - Home and Farm is located on 29 acres of the beautiful Moreau River Valley and will house 13 Veterans seeking a new life - a hand UP, not a hand out!

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UVBH Promise & Parade, SD

Beauty

I am writing this letter with a great deal of disgust, emotion and anger.

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Support Blue Water Navy & HR 543

There is a bill waiting to be brought out of the House of Representatives committee, HR 543 The Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans Act of 2013.

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House Manager Position Available

United Veterans Beacon House

The United Veterans Beacon House is seeking a House Manager for their new Transitional Home for Native American Homeless Veterans located in Promise, South Dakota.

You do not need to be a Native American to apply for this position. You will need to have empathy and respect for their culture and service. Veterans will always obtain preference. Native American Veterans will not be the only Veterans housed.

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Seeking Residents for Promise, SD UVBH

United Veterans Beacon House

The United Veterans Beacon House is seeking applications for their Per Diem Transitional Home for Native American Homeless Veterans located in Promise, South Dakota.

You do not need to be a Native American to apply. You will have to have empathy and respect for their culture and service. Veterans will always obtain preference. Veterans other than Native American Veterans will be housed.

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Pittston Township's Condemnation of Veterans

Timeline: --[ February 19th 2014 - PA Bank Approves and then at 11hr revokes Loan for Veterans Facility ]--
--[ January 28th 2014 - Pittston City shuts Veterans OUT part 2 ]--
--[ January 7th 2014 - Pittston City shuts Veterans OUT ]--
--[ August 26th 2013 - Vets aid center shut out ]--
--[ July 17th 2013 - Veterans Condemed in a Heartless Valley, Pennsylvania ]--
--[ July 16th 2013 - Pittston Twp. supervisors vote down veteran housing ]--
--[ July 16th 2013 - Pittston Twp. board denies zoning change for vets' facility ]--
--[ July 15th 2013 - Battle lines drawn over vets' facility ]--
--[ July 9th 2013 - Veterans in need relegated to Industrial Parks ]--
--[ July 8th 2013 - Battle lines drawn ]--
--[ July 3rd 2013 - Pittston Township = Old Town Pennsylvania Politics ]--
--[ June 30th 2013 - Valley with a Heart Going Cold on Veterans ]--
--[ June 24th 2013 - Pittston Township Board of Supervisors ]--
--[ June 4th 2013 - Pittston Township, PA Board of Supervisors and Zoning Board ]--
--[ April 5th 2013 - Pittston United Veterans Beacon House Project ]--

Help support a United Veterans Beacon House

DVD Player

Required Donation:   $100

Standard DVD Player

Mattress

Required Donation:   $180

Standard Twin Mattress Set

Clothes Dryer

Required Donation:   $950

Standard Clothes Dryer

Flat Screen TV

Required Donation:   $1200

Large Flat Screen TV

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Working Bee

Come and do something positive for Veterans

Participate as a Working Bee at Promise and Parade, South Dakota.

Working Bee - IconWe need electricians, plumbers, carpenters, framers, cooks, sheetrock installers and finishers, cement layers and finishers, painters and those who are willing to do cleanup. You do not need any special skills - your willingness to take on a task and learn something is always a positive experience. If you want to learn a skill we will teach you!

Working Bee - IconWe cover all of the costs associated with making the trip to and from South Dakota - hotel accommodations, food and every day needs are all taken care of with great care. It takes 2 1/2 days to drive from Pittston, PA to SD and 2 1/2 days to return - two weeks there for a total of approximately 3 weeks. It will be a positive experience.--[More Info & Scheduled Trips]--

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"America" A land of caring and giving? I have spent 20 +years Volunteering in the United States of America seeking a "Fair Go" for Veterans, providing Homeless Veterans... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Fri, May 2, 2014
Secretary Shinseki - Is he a figment of Our Imagination? I listened to the Five on Fox News last night and they were talking about the 40 dead Veterans so that the Director could get... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Wed, Apr 30, 2014
Thank You for the Prayers for Duncan We would like to thank everyone for their prayers for Duncan Forbes going through removal of a Brain Tumor on Friday the 4th of April.... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014
NON Existent Home for Veterans is given Grant from the Veterans Affairs Grant & Per Diem The Department for Veterans Affairs APPROVED the Grant after they had done their Due Diligence. Due Diligence, means that all... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Thu, Mar 27, 2014
PA Bank Approves and then at 11hr revokes Loan for Veterans Facility Under Peoples Neighborhood Bank,Clarks Summit,PA we had a loan approved for the old Animal Hospital on the Pittston Bypass, We... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Wed, Feb 19, 2014
Pittston City shuts Veterans OUT part 2 I have to tell you I am bloody sick of these so called Patriots that spew that they support Veterans and then exclude them on... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Tue, Jan 28, 2014
US Airways, Thank You for your customer service I am writing on behalf of my son LCpl Trevin Cowman in regard to the treatment he received when checking in for his flight this morning.... Published: Thu, Jan 9, 2014
Pittston City shuts Veterans OUT The St. Rocco's Church facilities which included a Convent, Rectory and School were offered to the Veterans of the Vietnam War,... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Tue, Jan 7, 2014
Letter to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, 2nd Attempt Well here it is Monday the 16th of December and so much for the Phone call Kevin Secor told me to expect on the 12th of December. As... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Wed, Dec 18, 2013
Letter to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki I am sending you today by USPS the coloured signs we put up prior to the Inspection by the VA Band of Eight so that you can see... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Mon, Dec 16, 2013
Military Parenting Education Program Survey I am an AmeriCorps VISTA member serving at Every Person Influences Children (EPIC). Together with the University at Buffalo School... By: Alexander Duringer, AmeriCorps VISTA
Every Person Influences Children (EPIC)
Published: Wed, Oct 30, 2013
Devastated at the Selfishness: When we all came back from Vietnam and were rejected, spurned, spit on and abused most of us made a commitment to never allow... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Battle lines drawn over vets' facility PITTSTON TWP. - Has the Valley with a Heart turned a cold shoulder to veterans? That's what a national veterans group is saying... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Mon, Jul 15, 2013
Veterans in need relegated to Industrial Parks To all Friends and Supporters of Veterans, PLEASE take the time to read the information below and check out the website to... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Tue, Jul 9, 2013
Battle lines drawn Vetarans group, Pittston Township spar over proposed facility for vets in need on the Bypass That's what a national veterans... By: Joe Healey, jhealey@psdispatch.com Published: Mon, Jul 8, 2013
Pittston Township = Old Town Pennsylvania Politics I have been told by lawyers and others in the know that I am dealing with Old Town Pennsylvania Politics and that I need to Kiss... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Wed, Jul 3, 2013
Valley with a Heart Going Cold on Veterans Veterans would like your help in bringing an injustice and disrespect to Veterans to light due to Pennsylvania's Pittston Township's... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Sun, Jun 30, 2013
To: Pittston Township Board of Supervisors Supervisors, You have the ability to change 4.62 acres that is surrounded by water and highway so that it can be used by and... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Mon, Jun 24, 2013
Property at 755 Pittston Bypass Questions I am writing to you all as a few questions asked at the Zoning Hearing (that was not actually a Zoning Hearing) offended me and... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Tue, Jun 4, 2013
Project Update #2: Gold Star Children On this Memorial Day, I want to say thank you for your support in helping our team realize our goal for Gold Star Children. This... By: Mitty Griffis Mirrer Published: Tue, May 28, 2013
Pittston United Veterans Beacon House Project There are over 300,000 homeless Veterans living on the streets of the United States every night and the number will grow as large... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Fri, Apr 5, 2013
570's Newest USMC Recruit Here is a picture of us delivering Trevin (Yellow Shirt) to the USMC Recruit Office. Pictured Left to Right: Tyler Cowman, Diane... By: Shawn Cowman, VFUS Webmaster Published: Tue, Mar 12, 2013
Swift Transportation Co. Comes Through For Veterans Some months ago, after many contacts with Swift Transportation Co. and many other transportation companies by National Commander... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Wed, Mar 6, 2013
Vets For Pets Perhaps if we could have Vets for Pets we could find better homes for them, raise more money for them so that when they are starving,... By: Peter J. Forbes, VFUS President Published: Mon, Mar 4, 2013
Mardi Gras 2013 Everyone should make a trip to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana - it is one of those things that you must experience to appreciate... By: Nancy Verespy Published: Fri, Feb 22, 2013
"Shifty" Shifty volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the... By: Chuck Yeager, Maj. General [Ret.] Published: Tue, Feb 19, 2013
New co-pays for TRICARE pharmacy customers FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFRNS) – New co-payments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE will go into effect soon.... Published: Thu, Jan 24, 2013
DAV Chapter 6, Watertown, SD Peter Forbes, National Commander, Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc. & The Veterans Coalition, was very pleasantly surprised to... Published: Thu, May 24, 2012

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VCS Presents on Gulf War Guidelines to Federal VA Advisory Committee, Provides New Public Education Documents (Veterans for Common Sense – August 8, 2016) – Veterans for Common Sense Director Anthony Hardie today presented... Published: Mon, 08 Aug 2016
VA ends paper signature requirement for VA healthcare enrollment The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it has eliminated paper signature requirements for Veterans wishing to... Published: Wed, 06 Jul 2016
VCS Statement on Different Organization with Similar Sounding Name (Washington – June 11, 2016) – Veterans for Common Sense today issued the following statement regarding a new initiative... Published: Sat, 11 Jun 2016
VCS Praises Senate Leadership for Preserving Medical Research (Washington – June 7, 2016) – Veterans for Common Sense praised Senate leaders for passing an amendment today to preserve federal... Published: Wed, 08 Jun 2016
VCS Provides Written Testimony for Congressional Hearing on Gulf War Veterans’ Claims Denials Veterans for Common Sense provided the following invited written testimony for a March 15, 2016 Congressional hearing on Gulf... Published: Thu, 24 Mar 2016
House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Lambastes VA’s Latest Accountability Failures WASHINGTON — Today House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL-1) released the below statement following... Published: Wed, 23 Mar 2016
Congressional Hearing to Examine Gulf War Veterans’ Claims Denials by VA   SOURCE:  House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Press Release, March 14, 2016   HVAC to Examine VA’S Gulf War Illness... Published: Mon, 14 Mar 2016
Senators Demand Help for Military Borrowers Who Were Overcharged on Student Loans Murray, Warren, Blumenthal, Durbin Demand Help for Military Borrowers Who Were Overcharged on Student Loans The senators’ letter... Published: Fri, 04 Mar 2016
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Special Counsel Says VA Sought to Attack, Discredit Whistleblowers SOURCE:  Washington Beacon, Alana Goodman reporting, Feb. 29, 2016 http://freebeacon.com/issues/special-counsel-says-va-sought-to-attack-discredit-whistleblowers/... Published: Tue, 01 Mar 2016
VCS Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Gulf War Veterans’ Health, timed for Gulf War 25th Anniversary Veterans for Common Sense provided the following invited testimony for a February 23, 2016 Congressional hearing on Gulf War... Published: Tue, 23 Feb 2016
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2014 Armed Forces Day Saturday, May 17, is Armed Forces Day in the United States, when Americans pay tribute to the men and women who serve in the... Published: Sat, 17 May 2014
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Military Spouse Appreciation Day Not all who serve wear a uniform. Today, May 9, 2014 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and we salute those that stand alongside... Published: Fri, 09 May 2014
The Shellback Ceremony Recently, I posted  the various unofficial certificates members of the Navy (and other service branches) are able to acquire. ... Published: Wed, 07 May 2014
Senate Confirms Work as Deputy Defense Secretary By voice vote late April 30, the Senate confirmed Robert O. Work, a retired Marine Corps colonel, to be the next deputy secretary... Published: Wed, 30 Apr 2014
AFN to Honor Military Spouses Through Facebook Initiative Military Spouses Appreciation Day is May 10, and The American Forces Network Broadcast Center has established a hashtag for... Published: Mon, 28 Apr 2014
Unofficial "Fun" Military Certifications You've crossed the line now... One of the more... anticipated... "unofficial" events on a Navy cruise seems to that of "crossing... Published: Fri, 25 Apr 2014
Boston Marathon Shadow Run A Department of State staffer was the top finisher in the Boston Marathon Shadow Run held in east Afghanistan during the early... Published: Mon, 21 Apr 2014
By: VA Loan Closing Time - How Long Does It Take? A Department of State staffer was the top finisher in the Boston Marathon Shadow Run held in east Afghanistan during the early... Published: Wed, 23 Oct 2013
By: Veterans United Live With Certified Financial Planner Jeff Rose | Veterans United Network A Department of State staffer was the top finisher in the Boston Marathon Shadow Run held in east Afghanistan during the early... Published: Fri, 06 Sep 2013

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Swift Transportation & WAL-MART

We had one 53' trailer that we needed transported from Pittston, PA to Promise, SD

Walmart & Swift Transportation come through for Veterans.

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Earthmoving Equipment, Farm Equipment and Dump Trucks

Don't let that equipment you hardly use sit around, don't let it rust away. It is valuable to Veterans, put it to good use, donate it and receive a tax deductible receipt as well as the heartfelt thanks of our Veterans in need.--[Email us for more information]--