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Now Is The Moment To Explore Undiscovered Adventures in Monterey County

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 6:00pm

MONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, travelers to Monterey County, California, can explore the iconic central coast destination, teeming with unexpected adventures and fewer crowds.

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  • MONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, travelers to Monterey County, California, can explore the iconic central coast destination, teeming with unexpected adventures and fewer crowds.
  • For both first-time and seasoned visitors to Monterey County, the destination is ripe with unique and surprising experiences.
  • The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Monterey County CVB) is a 501c6 non-profit organization that drives tourism for Monterey County.
  • Travel spending in Monterey County was $3.24 billion in 2019, representing a 3.3 percent increase from 2018.

SNU to Host Series of Events Celebrating Military Appreciation Week

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:56pm

SNU Military Appreciation Week events include:

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  • SNU Military Appreciation Week events include:
    This self-paced two-mile run/walk kicks off at 6 a.m.
  • The route consists of two laps around the SNU Bethany campus that start and end at the SNU VETS Center.
  • Various military uniform displays, POW/MIA table displays and military partner booths will be up and available during the week.
  • The SNU VETS Center will be providing hotdogs, chips, popsicles and water for everyone from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    See the full schedule of events for SNU's Military Appreciation Week.

More Than 200 H.O.G. Riders Ready to Roll in Injured Warrior Tribute

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:23pm

Starting at 10 a.m. at the OC Harley-Davidson dealership in Irvine, more than 200 riders are expected to steer their powerful bikes on the 65-mile journey toward the majestic Mt.

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  • Starting at 10 a.m. at the OC Harley-Davidson dealership in Irvine, more than 200 riders are expected to steer their powerful bikes on the 65-mile journey toward the majestic Mt.
  • Soledad National Veteran's Memorial, 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive in La Jolla, Calif.
  • According to an event organizer and rider Richard Rahe, 75, the ultimate goal is to hit the $1 million mark.
  • The Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, which gets 100 percent of the donations, benefits four main groups of veterans:
    The seriously injured returning home from a combat zone.

NVIDIA Partners With Electronic Arts to Bring Hit Games to GeForce NOW

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 2:00pm

GeForce NOW membership has more than doubled in the last year, giving Electronic Arts access to more than 12 million gamers.

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  • GeForce NOW membership has more than doubled in the last year, giving Electronic Arts access to more than 12 million gamers.
  • Electronic Arts games can be added quickly to GeForce NOW through regular GFN Thursday releases.
  • Five games from some of Electronic Arts most popular franchises are available on GeForce NOW, starting today.
  • These additions from Electronic Arts join one of the most-played games on GeForce NOW, Apex Legends.

Fork Union Military Academy's President Remembers 9/11 in Open Letter to the Public

Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 3:30am

), the President of Fork Union Military Academy, has released an open letter recalling the events of September 11th in 2001, and how those events have directly affected the alumni, students, and staff of the boys military-styled boarding school over the past twenty years.

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  • ), the President of Fork Union Military Academy, has released an open letter recalling the events of September 11th in 2001, and how those events have directly affected the alumni, students, and staff of the boys military-styled boarding school over the past twenty years.
  • Fork Union Military School is located in central Virginia and serves boys in grades 7 through 12.
  • In my duties as the president of Fork Union Military Academy, I often say, "There are no easy days at Fork Union."
  • And may God continue to bless Fork Union Military Academy as we prepare young men to be a light shining in the darkness.

American Humane Rescue Team Deploys to Caldor Fire in California

Friday, August 27, 2021 - 7:19pm

American Humane responders are joining a team of highly trained animal first responders already on the ground.

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  • American Humane responders are joining a team of highly trained animal first responders already on the ground.
  • "The Caldor Fire is a threat to human and animal lives American Humane is there to ensure that families can safely evacuate while their cherished companions are kept safe from harm," said Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D., president & CEO of American Humane.
  • Whenever disasters strike, the American Humane Rescue Team leaps into action.
  • The American Humane Rescue team was founded more than 100 years ago during World War I when the U.S. Secretary of War requested assistance caring for injured horses in war-torn Europe.

First Wyoming Veterans Memorial Honoring Native American-Indigenous Veterans of the Wind River Reservation

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 3:34am

Governor Mark Gordon, Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Leaders, and Wind River Veterans will provide remarks.

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  • Governor Mark Gordon, Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Leaders, and Wind River Veterans will provide remarks.
  • The first memorial in Wyoming honoring Native American-Indigenous Veterans and their military service.
  • The Path of Honor - Wind River Veterans Memorial ceremony will be held at the Frank B.
  • Located in Fort Washakie on the Wind River Reservation, The Path of Honor is a tribute to all military service members who live within the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

Statement - Ministers of Veterans Affairs and National Defence mark 105th anniversary of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 2:00pm

Near the village of Beaumont-Hamel in northern France, the Newfoundland Regiment went into action in an attack that would turn out to be catastrophic.

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  • Near the village of Beaumont-Hamel in northern France, the Newfoundland Regiment went into action in an attack that would turn out to be catastrophic.
  • The Canadian Corps would also see heavy fighting later in the Battle of the Somme.
  • Today, we remember their courage, and the ultimate sacrifice so many made at the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel.
  • We honour their unfaltering commitment to our values, which secured for us the peace and freedom that we have today."

Statement by the Prime Minister on Vimy Ridge Day

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 3:30pm

OTTAWA, ON, April 9, 2021 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Vimy Ridge Day:

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  • OTTAWA, ON, April 9, 2021 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Vimy Ridge Day:
    "Over 100 years ago today, on a cold Easter Monday in northern France, thousands of Canadians fought together to achieve one of the First World War's most memorable victories.
  • "In the early hours of April 9, 1917, after carefully planning and preparing their attack, they climbed from their trenches and stormed Vimy Ridge, an enemy fortress many thought could never be taken.
  • "The Battle of Vimy Ridge was an important chapter in the Great War and in our country's history.
  • "On this day, we honour the brave Canadians who fought at Vimy Ridge.

WWII Veterans Remembered: U-Haul Honors Pennsylvania's William G. "Bill" Kreckman

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 1:05pm

This signifies Victory over Japan and is observed Sept. 2 when the signing of surrender occurred, effectively ending WWII.

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  • This signifies Victory over Japan and is observed Sept. 2 when the signing of surrender occurred, effectively ending WWII.
  • From that idea, an industry was created and a new level of mobility became attainable for every American family.
  • A number of U-Haul Pacific Theater veterans' bios and photos will be displayed in the tower lobby.
  • Kreckman was born in November 1917 to William and AliceKreckman.Shortly after he was born, his father left the family.