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Flying the stars and stripes for veterans

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FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove – Burbank

The American flags are out today in honor of all veterans who have fought and sacrificed for the ideals that hold together these United States. 

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11, 1919 the first  “Armistice Day.” Decades later, it would become a national holiday renamed, “Veterans Day.” A day of celebration for the brave men and women who have served our nation.

Meanwhile, the giant retailer Wal-Mart has handed out $3.6 million in grants to 12 organizations to support educational programs for veterans, according to Philanthropy News Digest. In addition, $100 thousand awards went to Student Veterans of America and to ten selected colleges and universities.

Wal-Mart Foundation president Margaret McKenna says, “Wal-Mart is proud to support programs that help our veterans get the resources they need to succeed in their education and their transition back to civilian life.”

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