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Jersey Mike’s Subs Makes $300,000 Challenge Grant to Wreaths Across America

Challenge Grant to Spur on a Matching Campaign for $15 Wreath Sponsorships for Placement at Arlington this December

Today, national nonprofit Wreaths Across America  (WAA) is proud to announce that Jersey Mike’s Subs, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 2,500 locations nationwide, has made a $300,000 challenge grant to support the mission to REMEMBER, HONOR, TEACH.

Through this donation, Jersey Mike’s has once again stepped up help WAA reach its goal of placing a live balsam veteran’s wreath on every headstone at Arlington National Cemetery. Starting today (Dec. 7), through Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, every $15 wreath sponsorship made at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/JerseyMikes will be matched by the company, up to $300,000!

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Soldier Missing from Vietnam War Identified

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United States Flag with kneeling Soldier silhouette by Bob Orsillo
United States Flag with kneeling Soldier silhouette by Bob Orsillo

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Army Chief Warrant Officer George A. Howes, of Knox, Ind., will be buried Aug. 5 in Arlington National Cemetery. On Jan. 10, 1970, Howes and three aircrew members were returning to their base at Chu Lai, South Vietnam aboard a UH-1C Huey helicopter. Due to bad weather, their helicopter went down over Quang Nam Province, Socialist Republic of Vietnam (S.R.V.). Continue reading Soldier Missing from Vietnam War Identified

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