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"It Is The Veteran" Poem

It Is The Veteran – Read This Veterans Day Poem!

Please “like” and “share” if you agree! This poem is at the heart of why we launched Veteran Owned Business 14 years ago. Anyone can put a sticker on a window saying “we support our troops/veterans” but if you really want to show your support for those who served (and continue to serve) our great nation, make an effort to… Read more
National Vietnam War Veterans Day

50th Annual National Vietnam War Veterans Day | Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

March 29th: National Vietnam War Veterans Day On March 29, our great nation recognizes National Vietnam War Veterans Day on the 50th anniversary of the date the last combat troops left South Vietnam. We honor Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice and remember the men and women who put the lives of others ahead of their… Read more

Strange Facts and History of the Vietnam Wall

Interesting Statistics About The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: The overall length of the Moving Wall is 252.83 feet, composed of 74 separate frames, each frame containing two silk- screened panels; each of the two walls that make up the entire Wall are 126.5 feet in length, which is slightly longer than half the length of the Memorial in Washington, where… Read more

USDA Seeks Nominees to Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers. This committee recommends solutions to challenges faced by minority farmers and ranchers, and is part of USDA’s commitment to advance equity for all, especially for farmers and producers in underserved communities. The Committee is administered… Read more
Vetean Owned Business Supporters

Veteran Owned Business Website Numbers | February 2023

Veteran Owned Business Project February 2023 website numbers: 246,000+ unique visitors (nearly 500,000 so far in 2023) 5,300,000+ page views (over 10,400,000 so far in 2023) 17,510 unique visitors on busiest day 8,786 average unique visitors per day (*would be much higher if you add in all domains associated with VOB) And as always… thank you so much for your… Read more
Active Military and Veterans Appreciation Discounts

Ongoing (Year-Round) Military Appreciation Discounts (many for veterans too)

The following list details Ongoing (Year-Round) Military Appreciation Discounts (many are also for military families and veterans) Visit Your Military Veterans Discounts as we continue to build a full list *Please be sure to double check all offers (call them if need be)* *Proof of military service is required at most places* *Most cannot be combined with other offers/discounts* *A… Read more
American Legion Birthday 2023

Happy 104th Birthday, American Legion!

Click here to view the history of the American Legion The American Legion turns 104 today, March 15. It was on this date in 1919 when the first American Legion caucus was convened in Paris, coordinated by members of the American Expeditionary Force. Weary from war and its effects, they  were concerned about their lives after discharge, the welfare of their… Read more