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Victory Day 2022

    What is Victory Day? Victory Day is celebrated on the second Monday in August. This day commemorates the end of WWII when Japan announced its surrender to the Allied Forces. Rhode Island is the only state that officially observes the holiday, starting in 1948.    Why was Victory Day Controversial? In the 1980s,...
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PACT Act Passed

  Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins Act of 2021.   What is the PACT Act? The long-awaited PACT Act has passed in the House and the Senate and is on the way to the White House. The Act focuses on the presumptions of service connection for Veterans exposed to toxic substances during active...
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Veteran Crisis Line 988

  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and The Department of Veteran Affairs recently updated the Veterans Crisis Line. As a result, veterans only need to dial 988 and Press 1 to chat with a responder. This update is to make it easier for individuals to reach help when they need it. The previous number –...
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Burn Pit Exposure

PACT Act Blocked

  Yesterday, July 27th, the PACT Act was blocked by the Senate Republicans. The passage of this Act has been in the works for many years and was on route to pass by the end of this week. However, with this surprising turn of events, Veterans looking forward to this Act are stuck wondering what...
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July 28th 1914

  On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were killed by Serbian nationalists. This direct attack on Austria from Serbia was the spark that started World War I. A month after this assassination, Austria declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. Within a week, Russia, Belgium, France, Great Britain, and Serbia...
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