Veterans Good News Round Up 1/10/21: Wild Card Weekend edition

Hello to all who happen to be taking a break from the three day NFL Football Sprint and College Football Championship weekend.

After a very tough week for everyone with what has been happening in Washington, let’s take a few moments to focus on some of the good stuff surrounding news and veterans…

A 6-Part Checklist to Keep Veterans Motivated in the New Year: For most people, a new calendar year brings celebration, enthusiasm and possibility. We write hopeful resolutions in our journals, craft vision boards to set positive intentions, and greet every conversation with a resounding, “Happy New Year!” more HERE

Veterans unemployment shows improvement amid negative reports on U.S. job market: The jobless rate among U.S. veterans improved in December even as national employment numbers showed discouraging signs of sluggishness amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. more HERE

‘A sense of fulfillment’: Volunteers retrieve wreaths from veterans cemetery: The wreaths at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery glistened in the bright Texas sun for the final time Saturday until November.

A few hundred area residents braved the chilly temperatures to gather the more than 11,000 wreaths that have been in place at every grave and columbarium since Nov. 28.

Bows were discarded and wreaths were placed back on the poles and put into the trucks, stored for safekeeping until they are needed again. more HERE

Volunteers in Snohomish County collect cold weather gear for veterans: With the temperatures getting chillier, folks in Snohomish County are hoping to give veterans in need a hand up.

“Especially those veterans that are homeless and unsheltered facilities and living out on street,” said Gary Walderman.

As a 22-year Air Force vet, Gary Walderman knows firsthand the experience of serving the country and returning home. That’s why he started Hero’s Café with a mission to help veterans. more HERE

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