- By VA Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Dec. 29, 2011) -- Veterans of the Persian Gulf War with undiagnosed illnesses have an additional five years to qualify for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Photo by J.R. Gonzales
On Saturday December 10, 90,000 wreaths were laid on headstones at the cemetery by about 15,000 volunteers. The official slogan of the organizers was “Remember, Honor and Teach,” and the wreath-bearing convoy stopped for special events in towns on the way. But for most visitors to the cemetery, it was a day of personal mourning and private reflection
December 15, 2011 - U.S. forces formally ended almost nine years of war in Iraq on Thursday with a modest flag-lowering ceremony in Baghdad, while to the north flickering violence highlighted ethnic and sectarian strains threatening the country in years ahead.
November 21, 2011 - President Obama signed legislation Today that gives businesses tax breaks for hiring veterans and waives a withholding fee for government contractors.
"National Commander Albert Gonzales and National Chairwoman Alicia Rodriguez at reception that followed the Arlington Cemetary activites hosted by the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)."