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Easy Way To Show Your Patriotism

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 20, 2012 – 9:25 am

With Veterans Day just a few weeks away, it’s now easier than ever to support our U.S. service members and veterans.

Bank Of America is sponsoring a program in which it will contribute one dollar for each photo uploaded to its site expressing appreciation for military service members and/or each picture uploaded via Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #troopthanks.

One hundred percent of the funds raised will go to support workforce develop programs run by the Wounded Warrior Project, included Warriors to Work, which helps Wounded Warriors transition back into the civilian workforce by provided career counseling services and job-placement assistance.

Here’s full details on how to participate:

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Veterans Watch Redskins Practice Today

Posted by Brian Tinsman on November 11, 2011 – 5:31 pm

In honor of Veterans Day, the Redskins hosted 30 current and retired service men and women at practice this afternoon.

The veterans were selected through the Shepherd Veterans Organization, Salute Military Golf Association, Wounded Warrior Project, and the Yellow Ribbon Fund, and were invited for lunch at Redskins Park followed by the watching of Redskins practice.

Although they may have been the spectators during practice, they were the heroes coming off the field today, as players lined up to thank the veterans and sign autographs:

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Redskins Chat With Troops

Posted by Matt Terl on November 12, 2009 – 9:47 am

One last Veterans Day link, because I didn’t see it on Veterans Day: Phillip Daniels, Chris Cooley, Fred Smoot, Rock Cartwright, and Renaldo Wynn do a webchat with U.S. Troops stationed in Iraq.

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A Veteran’s Day Practice

Posted by Matt Terl on November 11, 2009 – 4:46 pm

It could be argued that this entire Redskins season has felt cold, dreary, and rainy; today the weather during the practice matched. So it was probably a good thing that, in honor of Veterans Day, the Redskins hosted 25 servicemen and -women from the Southeast Veterans Service Center in Washington, DC. The veterans were allowed to watch practice, given lunch, and then had a chance to meet players and coaches and get some autographs.

And after that, it was one of those mutual admiration societies, with the vets thrilled to meet the players, and the players honored to meet the veterans. Read more »

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Redskins Play Guitar Hero For (And With) The Troops

Posted by Matt Terl on November 10, 2009 – 5:20 pm

Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day, so it was appropriate that a number of Redskins players used their Tuesday off to do something for our troops. Admittedly, it’s a little unexpected that that “doing something” was more accurately described as “playing video games,” but it seemed to make all sides happy, so who am I to complain.

The Pro Vs. G.I. Joe program is a non-profit organization partnered with the USO that uses online gaming and internet videoconferencing to allow deployed soldiers a chance to chat and play video games with professional athletes and — wherever possible — their families back home.

So the players came into the meeting room, where the Pro Vs. G.I. Joe staff had set up the video equipment, and they were joined by local troops from Ft. Myer and the Marine barracks in D.C. and families of some of the deployed troops on the other end of the videoconference.

Greg Zinone founded the program with his wife Addie, a staff sergeant in active Army Reserve Public Affairs. “You know,” he said, “me not being a military person, I had no idea what goes on overseas. She told me that they play video games on their downtime; I know from my days playing football at West Virginia that that’s all we did after practice. We put the two together about two and a half years ago and we’ve going pretty strong ever since.” Read more »

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