Friday, October 2, 2009

Flag Burner Duct-Taped to Flag Pole/Run for the Fallen/Maid Brigade

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-First this week, we discuss a story that's been in the news since last week. In Valley Falls, W. Va., at VFW Post 1938, a young man, after being refused alcohol due to the lack of proper identification, burned the flag that flew over the Post. The flag the young man burned once flew over a fox hole in Iraq; a fox hole several U.S. soldiers never made it out of alive. We talk with Post 1938 Commander, Nick Normile, about why they chose this punishment, and why the young man completely agreed to go along with it.
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-Next, we talk with commander of VFW Post 7829, Tony Wolusky, out of Monument, Colo. Tony tells us about Cadet Malcolm Strong and the "Run for the Fallen." The Run for the Fallen's mission is "one mile for every service member killed in OIF and OEF," and in a few months, Cadet Strong will be running in the Disney marathon, in full fatigues, to bring awareness to those killed overseas, and to raise money for the VFW's National Military Service programs.
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-Lastly, we speak with Don Hay, founder and chairman of Maid Brigade, a residential cleaning service with more than 420 locations in the U.S. and Canada. More than 10% of Maid Brigade franchise owners are veterans, and right now, Maid Brigade is awarding 100 qualified veterans with their own businesses by waiving the franchise fees and providing working capital. The contest winners will be announced on Veterans Day.
We also discuss the issues surrounding the GI Bill, and the VA's emergency check authorizations.
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