Family

Virginia Renaissance Faire Welcomes Veterans to Their Family

By Bob Abbott The Virginia Renaissance Faire has a long history of entertaining families, and this past Memorial Day weekend they welcome military members and veterans to enjoy the Faire for free. The Renaissance Faire, located at Lake Anna Winery in Spotsylvania, Virginia, celebrated 500 years of military history this past weekend.  In addition to… Continue reading Virginia Renaissance Faire Welcomes Veterans to Their Family

Jobs

Veteran Owned Business are Everywhere in This Small Town

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, veteran unemployment has been trending downward from an all-time high in 2011.  As of May 2017, the veteran unemployment rate is at 3.9%, lower than the national average of 4.4%.  While this is a marked improvement in hiring, some veterans have chosen a different path, owning their own… Continue reading Veteran Owned Business are Everywhere in This Small Town

Family

For Military Families, Deployed Parents Makes Mother’s Day Unique

This weekend was Mother’s Day in the United States.  It’s a day for celebrating motherhood, family, and togetherness.  But for many military families with deployed family members, it’s more difficult. Mother’s Day, and other holidays, take on a different form when a parent is deployed overseas. “For day-to-day operations, it doesn’t feel like the impact… Continue reading For Military Families, Deployed Parents Makes Mother’s Day Unique

Family · Homeless · Veteran Suicide

A New Generation Carries The Load

For many veterans and first-responders, service to the country comes at a price.  The unseen wounds of war and trauma are carried for many years.  One organization hopes to change that by carrying the load for these veterans of trauma. Carry The Load is a nonprofit dedicated to honoring and remembering the sacrifices of this… Continue reading A New Generation Carries The Load