DA Germany Veterans and Military Families Caucus
"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it." — Unknown
Democrats Abroad Germany (DAG) honors the men and women of our armed forces, and is committed to representing their best interests in the democratic process. Government policy must reflect the interests of those who serve or have served honorably, those who support them overseas and their families. In order to support these efforts, DAG established the Veterans and Military Families Caucus (VMFC) in 2018 at the AGM in Hamburg. This caucus works with the leadership of Democrats Abroad Germany and the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) to achieve mutual goals, and to assure caucus members that the Democratic Party is fully supportive of their needs while serving (and after service) on behalf of their country.
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March 2023 Calendar
MARCH 2023 CALENDAR
National Ethics Awareness Month
Celebrate National Ethics Awareness Month
- March 1 – Registration for Veterans Wheelchair Games open until April 2
- March 2 – The 2023 National Veterans Golden Age Games registration opens
- March 2 – Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) 100th Birthday Celebration
- March 3 – Navy Reserve Birthday
March 3 – Mindfulness Meditation 11:00 am to 12 noon ET offered via telephone:1-404-397-1596 or 1-833-558-0712 (Toll Free)
- Access code: 433 794 55
- March 4 – National Hug a G.I. Day
- March 5 – Seabee Birthday
- March 11 –VMF Caucus Steering Committee 7:00 am EST link
- March 12 – U.S. Daylight Saving Time Begins
- March 13 – National K9 Veterans Day
- March 14 – National Virtual Career Fair For Veterans Virtual 11 am CT
- March 15 – American Legion Birthday 2023 - 103rd Birthday
- March 16 – Corporate Gray Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair Virtual 11 am ET
- March 18 – National Supreme Sacrifice Day
- March 21 – Rosie The Riveter Day
- March 25 – National Medal of Honor Day
- March 29 – National Vietnam War Veterans Day
- Upcoming DA Activities
February Calendar 2023
February 2023 Calendar
February 3 – Four Chaplains Day
February 3 – Mindfulness Meditation 11:00 am to 12 noon ET offered via telephone:1-404-397-1596 or 1-833-558-0712 (Toll Free) Access code: 433 794 55
February 4 – USO Birthday
February 4 – Philippine-American War Memorial Day
February 11 – VMF Caucus Steering Committee Meet & Greet 14:00 EST link
February 12-18 – National Salute to Veteran Patients
February 12 – Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday Abraham Lincoln: Facts, Assassination
February 13 – Veteran Career Transition Assistance Program Virtual 6 pm PT
February 14 – Transitioning Army & Spouse Virtual Career Fair Virtual 11 am ET
February 16 – Corporate Gray Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair Virtual 11 am ET
February 19 – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday
February 20 – World Day of Social Justice
February 20 – President’s Day
February 22 – George Washington’s Birthday Life, Accomplishments, & Facts
January 2023 Calendar
JANUARY 2023 CALENDAR
National Stalking Awareness Month
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
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December 2022 Calendar
UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH
December 1 - IRS Webinar–Thursday, 7:00pm to 9:00pm CET (1:00pm to 3:00pm EST)
Are you an American citizen with questions about your U.S. taxes?
The DA Veterans and Military Families Caucus invites you to attend a free webinar, organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, in which Internal Revenue Service (IRS) representatives will share tax information relevant to Americans living overseas and answer your questions.
December 1 - VA Secretary press conference, 2000 to 2200 CET (1400 to 1500 EST)
December 6 - Careers in Cybersecurity USO MVP Zoom 1700 CET (1100 EST)
December 7 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 8 - FBI Jobs USO MVP Zoom 1900 CET
December 10 - VMF Caucus Meeting 1600 EST WebEx link
December 10 - Human Rights Day
December 15 - Bill of Rights Day
December 15 - Wright Brothers Day
December 17 – National Wreaths Across America Day
December 31 – Universal Hour of Peace
Wreaths Across America
Upcoming DA Activities
November 2022 Calendar
National Family Caregivers Month
Warrior Care Month
November 1-5 National Veterans Small Business Week
November 3 Interview Prep Workshop USO MVP Zoom 1600 CET
November 4 Mindfulness Meditation - 11a.m. to noon ET
November 6 Daylight Savings Time ends
November 8 ELECTION DAY
November 8 Federal Resumé Workshop USO MVP 1700 CET
November 9 VMF Caucus Meeting 0700 EST WebEx link
November 9 World Freedom Day
November 9 Milspouse Resumé Workshop USO MVP Zoom 1700 CET
November 10 US Marine Corps 246th Birthday
November 11 Veterans Day Commemoration, Luxembourg American Cemetery, 11:00am CET
November 11 Veterans Day Annual remembrance National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. in person or online at 10:30am Eastern LIVE STREAM YouTube.Com/c/TheDoughboyFoundation Bells of Peace is observed at the 11th hour (local time) of the 11th day of the 11th month. Bells of Peace App: https://bellsofpeace.org/index.php/no-bell-no-problem
November 13 - National Warrior Call Day
November 15 SkillBridge Info Session USO MVP Zoom 1700 CET
Traveling in the U.S. in November?
Veterans Day 2022 free meals, discounts and offers
Veterans Day 2022 Parades, Events and More
Thank you for your service! The National Park Service and Operation Live Well thank military personnel and their families for their service and invite them to enjoy their national parks.
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IRS Webinar 2022
IRS Webinar–December 1, Thursday, 7:00pm to 9:00pm CET (1:00pm to 3:00pm EST)
Are you an American citizen with questions about your U.S. taxes?
The DA Germany Veterans and Military Families Caucus invites you to attend a free webinar,
organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, in which Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
representatives will share tax information relevant to Americans living overseas and answer your questions.
Register here. https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1148/46979
National Veterans And Military Families Month, 2022
This month, our Nation honors the strength and sacrifices of the families, caregivers, and survivors of our veterans and our current service members. They may not wear uniforms, but their service is essential to our national security and the character of our Nation. We owe them a debt of gratitude that we can never fully repay.
Constant tours, deployments, and rotations are difficult for our military families. Jill and I have personally experienced the anxious pride that parents feel seeing their child in uniform. We have marveled at the devotion of military families and their resilience to uproot their lives every few years and move to new communities. We honor the stalwart courage and resolve of veteran families caring for their loved ones when their service in uniform concludes. We grieve alongside families of the fallen who have lost a piece of their soul. That is why I take so seriously the sacred obligation to prepare and equip our service members when we send them into harm’s way and to care for them and their families when they return home.
Since coming to office, I have signed into law important expansions of services and benefits to support our veterans and their families, improved VA health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances through the PACT Act, and made historic reforms to the military justice system that will enhance safety and protections for service members and their families impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence. The First Lady’s Joining Forces initiative is helping military spouses find jobs, connecting military children with better education, and helping to ensure that military and veteran families, caregivers, and survivors have what they need to thrive. My Administration has also released a comprehensive public health strategy to reduce military and veteran suicides, which will guide our efforts to stand with families and protect the lives of our Nation’s heroes.
To be a veteran or a service member is to have endured and survived challenges most Americans will never know. To be the family of one of those proud patriots is to sacrifice more for our country than most Americans will ever give. During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we pay homage to the unrelenting bravery and dedication of all who wear the uniform and to the unwavering love and support of all who serve alongside them. Families who put their lives on hold so our military can hold the line represent the best of America, and we will always remember what they do for our Nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2022 as National Veterans and Military Families Month. I call upon the people of the United States to honor veterans and military families with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.
Ring the Bells 11/11/22
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