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How to Change Your VA Disability Percentage

This photo was taken a lifetime ago during my second deployment to Iraq.

This was in the hallway in our Battalion Aid Station on FOB (Forward Operating Base) War Horse in Baquabah, Iraq. 892 more words

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Almost too hot for butterflies let alone guests at this year's live butterfly release ceremony...

On Saturday, July 23, a lot of hearty souls joined together at Calumet Park for the 8th Annual Live Butterfly Release.  Under scorching heat, over 350 men, women and children gathered to share in a meaningful event.  64 more words

Calumet Park Cemetery In Merrillville Indiana

Last chance to order your butterfly for the Live Butterfly Release on July 23...

Friday afternoon (July 15) is the cutoff to secure your live butterfly for this years butterfly program.  This will be the 7th annual event and last year 660 butterflies were released.  113 more words

Calumet Park Cemetery In Merrillville Indiana

Veterans and Survivors Pension (VA)

Not to long ago I helped my parents file a claim on behalf of my grandfather for Veterans pension; and it helped me realize how underutilized it is. 759 more words


Fishing for Memories 2016 event is now but a memory...


A fun time was had by all.  Fish were biting and kids were discovering the joy of fishing while parents were helping to build memories.  Next on the special events calendar is one of Calumet Park’s most attended event.  131 more words

Calumet Park Cemetery In Merrillville Indiana

Butterfly Release time again...July 23 at 11:00 a.m.

Mark your calendars for the annual live butterfly release program at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, IN.  This event keeps getting bigger and bigger.  Last year there were over 600 butterflies released during this beautiful and touching time or remembrance.  46 more words

Calumet Park Cemetery

I sure hope Sophie gets the help she needs

Some wag commented on this story: “An ailing 94-year-old Second World War vet’s bid to get a bed at a veterans’ hospital has been thwarted by the federal government … Veterans Affairs refused to admit… 99 more words

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