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Countdown To Veterans Day 2016 has begun.
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Please visit our partners below to find and select an opportunity for Veterans Day volunteer service.

National Organizations with volunteer information & opportunities

 

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One Day Is Not Enough To Honor Our Veterans

Those Living and Those Departed...

When people are aware of Veterans Day, they can discuss what people do to serve our country, they can see who helps veterans in need, and if they are inclined, they can help these veterans out.

 

CDTVD Public Service Announcements for broadcast available:
Radio PSA Courtesy of WXGR fm Radio
Video PSA Courtesy of Loma Media

Download The PSAs 

The new Video PSA and All three radio versions are available for download from the US World War 1 Centennial Commission website.
We invite you to post them with your social media, or get them to your local radio station.

Video #CountdownToVeteransDay PSA
30 Second Radio #CountdownToVeteransDay PSA

Additional Opportunities To Get Involved

Link In My Organization You are invited to submit your organization's activity, event or opportunity.

Check Out Other organization providing volunteer and event opportunities for Veterans Day 2015.
Army and Navy Academy Logo

Description:Army and Navy Academy and the Rotary Club of Carlsbad, CA host an annual Veterans Day Commemoration. This family-friendly event features a traditional military review, music by the Academy's Atkinson Warrior Band, and other activities. The event is held on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. on Army and Navy Academy's athletic field. There is no charge for admission.

 
Berner Middle School, Massapequa, NY Logo

Description: Berner Middle School on Long Island hosts an annual Take a Veteran to School Day program, sponsored by The History Channel. The program brings history alive in the classroom by linking local veterans with students in our school community. The event begins with an assembly program honoring all participants. Students then interview veterans in small groups about their experiences. All interested veteran participants are welcome! E-mail nmiller@msd.k12.ny.us for more information.

 
Blinded Veterans Association Logo

Description: BVA is a member of the VAVS (Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services) National Advisory Committee. VAVS volunteers assist veterans by augmenting staff in settings such as hospital wards, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, outpatient clinics, domiciles, community-based volunteer programs, home-based respite programs, end-of-life care programs, veterans outreach centers, national cemeteries, and the Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Offices. Volunteers are a priceless asset to our blinded veterans.

 
Building Homes for Heroes Logo

Description: Building Homes for Heroes® is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. If you are a professional tradesperson and would like to donate your time and talent to a project in your area, a volunteer who could assist in a capacity that may or may not involve construction

 
Code of Support Foundation Logo

Description: Less than 1% of the american public defends our freedom. The Code of Support Foundation believes that most Americans want to do more than say they "support the troops" but often don't know where to start. We offer 99+ ways that you can get involved in supporting the troops, their families, and the nation.

 
Dogs on Deployment Logo

Description: Dogs on Deployment is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit providing a central network for military members to find volunteers willing to board their pets while they are deployed or have other service commitments, making them unable to temporarily care for their pets. No pet should ever be surrendered to a shelter due to a military commitment. DoD exists to help military members keep their pets by alleviating the need for pet relinquishment from military members due to the hardships of deployments.

 
Fisher House Logo

Description: Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. At our Fisher Houses, volunteer opportunities include: bringing in meals and snacks for residents, helping with general housekeeping chores, organizing goods drives such as paper product drives, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, etc. Also, there are often young mothers and fathers in the homes who may feel overwhelmed, our volunteers offer babysitting service and help play with the children to give the parents a break and some quiet time.

 
Fort Worth Aviation Museum Logo

Description: We tell the story of aviation history in North Texas and Forward Air Control. Our collection of 24 warbirds dating form 1043 to the present are our main attraction.

 
Give an Hour Logo

Description: Our recruiting process for volunteers is designed to enlist both mental health and general volunteers who can use their skill‐sets, expertise, and business acumen to better the lives of those individuals and families affected by the post-9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our volunteer process ensures that you are among a dedicated and hand‐picked group of volunteers working in concert to aid our constituency. We respect, value, and appreciate your time and your willingness to volunteer.

 
Help Hospital Vets Logo

Description: The goal of Help Hospital Vets is to allow all military and veteran patients access to its therapeutic arts and craft kits, to work on at CBC locations or even at home. We strongly support volunteering for America’s veterans. HHV has volunteer opportunities at its Community Based Arts & Crafts Centers located in many communities across the country.

 
Indiana Veterans' Home Logo

Description: Join us for our annual Veterans Day celebration at the Indiana Veterans' Home. This event is free and open to the public.

 
Military Musters Logo

Description: As a Career Corps Ambassador, Military Musters offers a volunteer program that serves as a stepping stone for all military spouse and veteran job seekers. This program provides current work experience, training to develop transitional skills, recent industry experience to fill gaps that may be in your work history while helping you to grow as a professional.

 
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Logo

Description: MOAA is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers. With more than 390,000 members — active duty, former, retired, and National Guard and Reserve officers from all seven uniformed services and their spouses and surviving spouses — it is a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and represents the interests of military officers and their families at every stage of their careers. For more information, visit www.moaa.org.

 
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Logo

Description: Our volunteers have unique backgrounds and experiences, and they have different reasons for serving. However, they all desire to support the community of active duty and retired Navy and Marine Corps service members and their families. Helping Sailors and Marines in times of need or crisis is an excellent way to make a difference while adding purpose and perspective to your own life.

 
Nowzad Dogs Logo

Description: The original aim of the charity was to help the serving soldiers of the USA and other nations on the front lines of Afghanistan to rescue the companion animals they had adopted during their arduous tour of duty. To date Nowzad has assisted over 700 soldiers serving in Afghanistan to bring the dog or cat that adopted them in Afghanistan back to the USA and other nations (UK, Canada, Italy, South Africa, Australia, Holland and Germany) since the formation of the nonprofit charity in 2007. Nowzad Dogs is a registered 501c3 non-profit in the state of Illinois, USA overseen by a board of directors, and a registered charity in England & Wales – number 1119185 overseen by a board of trustees.

 
Operation Care for Troops Logo

Description: Operation Care For Troops began as Moore*Mart, a family effort to provide needed but unavailable supplies to the co-founder’s brother serving in Afghanistan.
Soon, their brother’s fellow soldiers were requesting items and the grass root effort of the co-founder’s family, friends and local community volunteers where sending care packages to fulfill these requests. Soon, the word spread and care packages were being sent all over the world to our deployed service men and women in harms way. Ten years later we continue to supply soldiers worldwide with a little bit of home making their job and deployment a little easier.
In fact, we have been so successful in our mission that the soldiers have said that we “carry more supplies than Wal*Mart”, and dubbed us “Moore*Mart”.

 
Paralyzed Veterans of America Logo

Description: Paralyzed Veterans of America volunteers do invaluable work that makes a real difference to veterans, their communities and Paralyzed Veterans' chapters. Becoming a Paralyzed Veterans volunteer has never been easier. Each PVA chapter offers its own volunteer program with a variety of opportunities to contribute, plus you can commit to as many hours as you choose.

 
QuitDay Logo

Description: Despite the strength and willpower many veterans develop through their service, they are still susceptible to succumbing to cigarette addiction. A habit that starts as a way to alleviate the psychological stresses of war may ultimately bring many veterans pain and suffering they do not deserve. American citizens have a duty to look after those who have served, and part of that is seeing to their health.

 
Red Cross Logo

Description: Red Cross volunteers serve in Veterans Administration (VA) and military hospitals around the nation and around the world. Volunteers, including many veterans and their family members, provide vital assistance in the areas of rehabilitation, recreation, administration, and personal services to the men and women who answered their country’s call and who are now cared for each day in military hospitals and VA medical centers.

 
Reel American Heroes Foundation Logo

Description: Team RAHF is a network of volunteer bass anglers that are willing to take a wounded Soldier, Sailor, Airmen, Marine, Disabled or Combat Veteran out fishing in their bass boat. The Reel American Heroes Foundation will supply each team member with a Lew's spinning rod and reel combo as well as a fully stocked tackle box for you to give to each wounded hero that you take fishing. When we receive a request from a wounded hero located in your area, RAHF will contact you to schedule the bass fishing trip for the wounded hero. Once the bass fishing trip is scheduled we will ship the wounded heroes fishing equipment directly to you. At the end of the trip the wounded hero will keep the fishing equipment that you provide to him from RAHF.

 
Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center Logo

Description: Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center provides an opportunity for veterans to learn business and technical skills and to participate in and be supported by their community. We are always looking for volunteers in every possible capacity you can imagine. We are a web based all volunteer organization and you are our greatest resource. We welcome you to our volunteer effort.

 
The Society of the Honor Guard Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS) Centennial Committee Logo

Description: The National Salute is a means to show our deep respect for our Unknown Soldiers buried in... the plaza of the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery. On the the 11th Hour, of the 11th Day, of the 11th Month in 2021 Americans across the United States and foreign lands, will pause to recognize those who have sacrificed and those who will sacrifice in the future in the defense of America’s Freedom and Democracy.

This commemoration provides to all of us a unique opportunity to celebrate America’s unshakeable commitment to the dignity of humanity as was so defiantly set forth in the Declaration of Independence. It is an opportunity to express individually and collectively, our sense of service and national unity; and our thanks for what this country has done for us. This powerful concept and belief are witnessed every day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where, as Congressman Fish intended, there is a place serving as a focal point, where all of America can come together spiritually and physically.

The SHGTUS Centennial Committee invites you to reach out into your community to help us implement Phase 1 of the National Salute this year. 

United Service Organizations Logo

Description: There are countless ways volunteers support the USO, but they all share an abiding dedication to our troops and their families. Whether it’s helping out at a special event, cheering troops at homecoming, manning a front desk or providing a listening ear, our volunteers are the reason troops know they can count on the USO.

 
United States Navy Memorial Logo

Description: For America's sea services, the United States Navy Memorial is the triumph of a centuries-old dream. Get involved to help support the Navy Memorial and join The U.S. Navy Memorial Quarterdeck Club in honor of the men and women of the Navy and Sea Services -- past, present and future.

 
United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance Logo

Description: United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance (USVAA) is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts organization composed of a diverse group of dynamic, extraordinarily talented military veterans and artists located across the United States. Founded in 2004, USVAA seeks to open doors for military veterans to work and thrive in America’s creative economy by providing opportunities in the arts, humanities and entertainment industry. With a solid track record of programming excellence in place, USVAA works tirelessly with veterans, artists, supportive individuals and organizations within the arts and veterans’ communities to find funding and support for individual and collaborative projects in photography, literature, theater, film, television, fine arts and a wide variety of crafts.
In addition to our work with veterans and artists, we strive first and foremost to highlight the talents of military veterans and the history of veterans who have made significant contributions to the arts and humanities since the Revolutionary War. To date we have compiled biographical information on the over 550 military veterans who have made noted contributions to the arts and humanities since the founding of the United States. As spokespersons in the veteran’s community and in our endeavors as artists, we work diligently to highlight issues of concern to veterans and their families.

 
We Honor Veterans Logo

Description: We Honor Veterans offers an innovative model for serving Veterans at the end of life - the Veteran-to-Veteran (Vet-to-Vet) Volunteer Program. The Vet-to-Vet Volunteer Program aims to pair recruited Veteran Volunteers with hospice patients who have been identified as Veterans. Once paired with hospice patients who also have military experience, Veteran Volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with Veteran patients and their families.

 
Wounded Warrior Project Logo

Description: Wounded Warrior Project takes a holistic approach when serving warriors and their families to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. Through a high-touch and interactive approach, WWP hopes to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.

 
Wreaths Across America Logo

Description: Our mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies a specified Saturday in December at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. We also organize a week of events including international veteran’s tributes, ceremonies at State Houses and a week-long “Veteran’s Parade” between Maine and Virginia where we stop along the way to spread our message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms. This week of events is made possible by thousands of volunteers who organize local ceremonies, raise funds to sponsor wreaths, and participate in the events. The cost of our programs is paid by individual wreaths sponsors, corporate donors and volunteer professional truck drivers. We also coordinate veteran services and recognition through a variety of programs, and provide schools with teaching aides for projects throughout the year.

 
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Description: Radio Station Supporting #CountdownToVeteransDay

 
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An Initiative To Expand Awareness and Support of Veterans
in Advance of Veterans Day 2016

An ad-hoc group of public and private organizations have gotten together to raise awareness for Veterans Day. The Veterans Day national holiday takes place on November 11th.

Stock Veteran Salute 1280By using the simple hashtag #CountdownToVeteransDay, and by linking their social media efforts, the organizations hope to inform people about veterans issues, veterans needs, veterans contributions, and veterans support programs.

There are a number of participating organizations, including the Veterans Administration, Arlington National Cemetery, the American Battle Monuments Commission, and the World War One Centennial Commission.

The "Countdown To Veterans Day" will symbolically start on Thursday, 22 September, 50 days from Veterans Day. The Countdown will culminate in the National Veterans Day event at Arlington National Cemetery.

"We feel that one day is not enough to talk about veterans" said Dan Dayton, executive director of the WWI Centennial Commission. "With the countdown, we want to make people aware. When people are aware of Veterans Day, they can discuss what people do to serve our country, they can see who helps veterans in need, and if they are inclined, they can help these veterans out".

As a holiday, Veterans Day invites people to participate -- to volunteer for veterans-themed projects, to donate to organizations that support military veterans, to share pictures and stories of military service on social media.

 

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