Friday, December 9, 2016

Calling all Vietnam Veterans who served from 1955 to 1975



On New Years Eve, Dec 31st from 5 to 7 PM at the Vietnam Memorial Statue, MWRTA headquarters at 15 Blandin Ave in Framingham. This is a national initiative and its purpose is to recognize and thank and honor United States military veterans who served during the Vietnam War. Regardless of location, any US Veteran who served from Nov 1 1955 to May 15th of 1975 are eligible to receive one lapel pin. Members of the Vietnam Memorial Monument along with State and local officials from the 15 communities covered by the MWRTA will be in attendance. There will be light refreshments. Bring your DD14. For more information please contact Ed Carr at 508.935.2222

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Nam Vets who ate fish there are dying of liver cancer

A friend of mine sent me a clip of this story. You've know about Agent Orange, you've heard of the plight of blue water veterans  and if that wasn't enough, 30 years or more later the VA is admitting the cause and effect of eating fish from the rivers in Vietnam. I understand those who were there would run out of rations and be forced to rely on the local food sources. Unfortunately, those who cooked fish in their helmets didn't cook it through and somehow a parasite lives and dose not die inside a human. It's worth noting that the VA has agreed to extend benefits to those who and now diagnosed with cancer from eating "fish on a stick" It's worth a blood test for those who were there and ate the fish.


http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/11/15/vietnam-war-veterans-attacked-by-rare-cancer-linked-to-liver-flukes/

Sunday, November 20, 2016

A new memorial honoring veterans of the Vietnam War

Will take place at the MWRTA center at 15 Blandin Ave, on Nov 27th at Noon. The group behind this long process are, John MacGillivray, Ed Carr, Jeff Buccacio, Jack Arena, and Warren Griffin. A 9' statue made by Mr. Buccacio, modeled after Nam Vet Curtis Herald, with the help of Carr, MacGillivary, Jack Arena and Warren Griffin. This statue belongs in Cushing Park, but the politics in this Town would have never allowed such a tribute to be placed where other monuments to our war dead are. The names of those who lost their lives in Nam from this area will be on the monument.

Read about it:
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20161119/metrowest-vietnam-memorial-to-be-dedicated

Thursday, November 10, 2016

We pay our respect to those who have served this country with a free meal

I encourage all Vets to take advantage of the free meals that are being given to Veterans across this country.

Your country Thanks You for your service


2016 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts
This Version Last Updated: 11/05/2016.
Source (visit for daily updates): http://themilitarywallet.com/veterans-day-free-meals-anddiscounts/
Thank you for your service! Veterans Day is almost here, and many restaurants
and other businesses want to thank you for your service. We have included a list of
national & regional offers. We will continue to update this list until Veterans Day.
Veterans Day Offers
The Following Are Generally True:
• Offers are for Active Duty, Retirees, and Veterans, unless otherwise stated.
• Military ID, VA ID Card, or other proof of service are required.
• Call ahead to verify the offer – some offers are only at participating locations.
• May only be valid for dine-in meals, beverage may not be included.
• Please tip your wait-staff on the full meal price. It’s the right thing to do!
Free Meals for Veterans Day
Starting Nov. 6, 2016:
• McCormick & Schmick’s. Free lunch or dinner from special menu. More info.
Starting Nov. 7, 2016:
• Carraba's, Nov 7-13, 2016. Free appetizer at participating Locations.
Starting Nov. 9, 2016:
• Red Hot & Blue, Nov. 9 – 11, 2016. Free entrée with the purchase of two
drinks and a second entrée of equal or greater value (up to a maximum value
of $10). More info. Coupon. Locations.
Source: The Military Wallet - http://themilitarywallet.com/veterans-day-free-meals-and-discounts/
Starting Nov. 10, 2016:
• Red Lobster, Nov 10 -11, 2016. Free Appetizer or Dessert from a select list.
Locations.
Starting Nov. 14, 2016:
• Claim Jumper: Free meal from select menu. Not valid at Golden Nugget Lake
Charles and Golden Nugget Las Vegas locations. More info.
• Golden Corral (5pm – 9pm): The 16th annual Golden Corral Military
Appreciation Monday dinner is available to any person who has ever served
in the United States Military. Visit http://www.goldencorral.com/military/.
Starting Nov. 15, 2016:
• Country Cookin (2pm - 8pm): Free meal from select menu. Locations.
Veterans Day - Nov. 11, 2016:
• Applebee’s. Free meal from special menu. Beverage and gratuity not
included. Locations.
• Baker's Square. Free breakfast from select menu. More info.
• BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse. Free entree, up to $12.95 value. $5 beers
for Guests over the age of 21. Locations.
• Bob Evans. Free select breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Locations.
• Bonanza. Free buffet for veterans and active duty members at participating
locations. More info.
• Bonefish Grill. Free Bang Bang Shrimp. Locations.
• Boston Market. Free Brownie or Cookie with any purchase for all veterans,
service members, and their families. No ID required. Locations.
• Buehler’s Grocery. Free breakfast menu meal from 7:00 am until 11:00 am
at participating locations. Locations.
• Burntwood Tavern. Free lunch or dinner for all active duty military and
veterans. Website.
• Calhoun's Restaurant. Free meal. More info.
• California Pizza Kitchen. Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the
special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only. Locations.
• CentraArchy Restaurants. Free meal at participating restaurants, including
Burrito Loco, California Dreaming, Carolina Roadhouse, ChopHouse New
Orleans, ChopHouse '47, Gulfstream Café, Joey D's Oak Room, and New York
Prime. Locations.
• Charlie Brown's Steakhouse (11am - 3pm). Free meal. Locations.
Source: The Military Wallet - http://themilitarywallet.com/veterans-day-free-meals-and-discounts/
• Chipotle. Buy One Get One Free from 3pm-close on Nov. 11th, 2016, at all
Chipotle locations in the U.S. More info.
• City BBQ. Free sandwich patter at participating locations. More info.
• Cracker Barrel. Complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola®
Cake. More info.
• CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries. Complimentary craft beer to active
and retired military personnel. Locations that are prohibited from providing
a free craft beer will offer a free appetizer. More info.
• Denny's (5am - 12pm). Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® for all active,
inactive, and retired military. Participating locations only. Locations.
• Fatz Eatz & Drinkz (11am-11pm). Free Calabash Chicken entrée. Locations.
• Fazoli's. Free Build Your Own Pasta Bowl. Locations.
• Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse. 50% off for veterans and active duty
military. 10% off for up to three additional guests. Website.
• Friendly’s. Free breakfast, lunch, dinner from select menu. Participating
locations. Locations.
• Glory Days. Free appetizer or an order or boneless wings. Dine-in only and
at only at participating locations. Locations.
• Green Mill. Free meal. Some limitations apply. Locations.
• Hurricane Grill & Wings. Free entrée & drink from select menu. Locations.
• Hy-Vee. Free Breakfast from 7am - 11am at all participating Hy-Vee
supermarkets with in-store dining. More info.
• IHOP. Free Red, White and Blue pancakes. Participating locations only.
Please call ahead to verify participation. Locations.
• Krispy Kreme. Free donut and small coffee. Only at participating Locations.
• LongHorn Steakhouse. Free appetizer or dessert (no purchase required, no
restrictions). Additional 10% off for their guests. Locations.
• Max & Erma's. Free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo. Call ahead to
verify participation. Locations.
• Mimi’s Cafe. Free entrée on select menu items for veterans and active duty
members. More info.
• Menchie’s. Free 6 ounce frozen yogurt. Locations.
• Mission BBQ. Free sandwiches and cake for active duty military members
and veterans at participating locations. While supplies last. Locations.
• O’Charley’s. Free meal for veterans and active duty. Locations.
• Olive Garden. Free entrée from a special menu. Entrées are served with
unlimited soup or house salad and garlic breadsticks. Locations.
• On The Border. Veterans and current servicemembers will receive a free
choose 2 or choose 3 “Create Your Own Combo”. Dine-in only, proof of
service required.
• Outback Steakhouse. Free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage.
Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2015. Locations.
Source: The Military Wallet - http://themilitarywallet.com/veterans-day-free-meals-and-discounts/
• Pinnacle Entertainment (casino chain). Complimentary meal. Times vary
by location. Please visit The Military Wallet for more information.
• Ponderosa. Free buffet for veterans and active duty members at
participating locations. More info.
• Red Robin. Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries. Locations.
• Rock & Brews. Complimentary pulled pork sandwich. Locations.
• Ruby Tuesday's. Free appetizer (up to $10) at participating Locations.
• Shoney’s. Free All-American Burger. Locations.
• Sizzler Restaurants, until 4pm. Free lunch entree from special menu. At
participating locations only. Website.
• Spaghetti Warehouse, Nov. 11 - 13. Buy one entrée, get one free. Coupon
Required (available on website and FaceBook page on Nov. 4). Choose any
Original Recipe Spaghetti entrée & receive 2nd free. More Info. Locations.
• Texas Roadhouse. Free meal from special menu. Includes sides and a soft
drink, coffee, or tea. More info.
• T.G.I. Friday's. Free lunch for current military members and veterans from
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Participating locations only. More info.
• Tap House Grill. Free meal for servicemembers and veterans with proof of
service. Locations.
• Travel Centers of America. Free meal and beverage from select menu for
military members. Dine-in only. At participating locations. More info.
• Twin Peaks Restaurants. Free meal at participating locations (please call
ahead). Locations.
• Village Inn. Free INN-credible V.I.B. breakfast. Call ahead to verify. Locations.
• White Castle. Free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combo meal #1-6 for veterans
and active duty military. More info.
• Wienerschnitzel. Complimentary Chili Dog, small fries and 20 oz. drink at
participating locations. Please verify participation. Locations.
• World of Beer. Free select draught beer or $5.00 off your bill. Participating
locations only. More info.
• 54th Street Grill. Free entree for Veterans and Active Duty. Locations.
Source: The Military Wallet - http://themilitarywallet.com/veterans-day-free-meals-and-discounts/
Freebies for Veterans Day
Nov. 11, 2016:
• Free Car Wash: Visit GraceforVets.org for a list of participating car washes.
• Free Hair Cut: Great Clips is offering a free hair cut for military and veterans.
Non-veterans can get a coupon to give to a veteran. More info.
• Free Hair Cut: Sport Clips, free hair cut at participating locations.
• Free Night at a B&B: Free night’s stay at a Bed & Breakfast on Veterans Day.
See list of participating B&B’s (these fill up fast!). Visit BandBsforVets.org.
• Free Kindle Book: Operation Money: A Financial Guide for Military Service
Members and Families, by best-selling author, Jean Chatzky. Download.
• Discounted Kindle Book: One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot's
Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview, by Jason B. Ladd. Limited time
discount – only $2.99 on Kindle ($16.99 list)! Download Kindle Version.
Other Fun Offers (Valid Everyday)
• 2 Free Audio Books: (New members only; free trial required, but you can
cancel at any time) - Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks.
• Dell Military Discount. 10% off every day, 15% off from 11/5/2016 –
11/15/2016. Learn more.
• Home Depot 10% Military Discount. Some restrictions. Learn more.
• Lyft Credits: (new members only – up to $50, where available). Use this link
- https://www.lyft.com/invite/CASHCREDITS
• Uber Credits: (new members only – up to $20 in most cities). Use this link -
https://www.uber.com/invite/uberCashCredits
Source: The Military Wallet - http://themilitarywallet.com/veterans-day-free-meals-and-discounts/
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