Tagged: President Obama

National POW/MIA Recognition Day – Friday, September 21, 2012

National POW/MIA Recognition Day In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September (Sept. 21st). It honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action, as well as seeking the return of the remains of fallen soldiers. This day was established by an Act of Congress, by… Read more
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Flag at Half-Staff Alert: Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Benghazi, Libya

Presidential Proclamation — Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Benghazi, Libya HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As a mark of respect for the memory of John Christopher Stevens, United States Ambassador to Libya, and American personnel killed in the senseless attack on our diplomatic… Read more

May 1st, 2012 is Silver Star Service Banner Day and Loyalty Day! Veteran Owned Business Military Observance Announcement

This is a Veteran Owned Business Military Observance Announcement: May 1st, 2012 is Silver Star Service Banner Day Silver Star Service Banner Day was created by The Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA); a 501(c) tax exempt organization dedicated to honoring and supporting wounded, ill, and injured veterans of all branches of the armed forces of the United States of… Read more

Detroit to Host 2012 Veterans Small Business Conference and Hiring Fair for Veterans | Veteran Owned Business PSA

PSA for Veteran Owned Business Members and Visitors: Detroit to Host VA Small Business Conference, Hiring Fair Help for Veterans Who Own Businesses, Seek Jobs The National Veterans Small Business Conference, the government’s premier event for Veteran-owned small businesses, is coming to Detroit’s Cobo Center June 25-29, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced today. VA also announced that a “VA… Read more
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Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior Tax Credits | The White House Office of the Press Secretary

Fact Sheet: Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior Tax Credits In August, President Obama called on Congress to enact tax credits that will help get veterans back to work. The Returning Heroes Tax Credit provides businesses that hire unemployed veterans with a maximum credit of $5,600 per veteran, and the Wounded Warriors Tax Credit offers businesses that hire veterans with service-connected… Read more

First Report to The President from Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development – Empowering Veterans Through Entrepreneurship

Attention Veteran Business Owners: At the President’s direction, the SBA led the first-ever Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development, which included representation from seven federal agencies and four leading veterans organizations.  The Task Force is focused on increasing the number of veteran-owned businesses and the number of Americans – including other veterans – those businesses employ.  Through public… Read more

American Legion supports Obama’s plan to deploy veterans in battle to revive economy

American Legion supports Obama’s plan to deploy veterans to revive economy WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Pressing Congress to pass the American Jobs Act, which aims to reduce unemployment and stimulate U.S. productivity, President Barack Obama told a joint session of Congress Thursday evening to look to the nation’s veterans, who have fought with their lives to defend our… Read more