Please send your virtual birthday greetings to President Jimmy Carter, US Navy Veteran, for his 99th Birthday (October 1st). Lieutenant James Earl Carter Jr., USN  

Coming up in November 
Election Day November 7
Critical statewide elections in 
Veterans Day November 11:

Toll “Bells of Peace” on 11/11 at 11am local time, and 

honor all those who served and sacrificed in WWI. 

Please RSVP for our November 11 Bells of Peace event.  


Please support our efforts on behalf of Veterans and Military Families.
Join the VMF caucus
Check the VMF website

Election Day November 7, 2023!

Request your absentee ballot! Register to vote!


Fall 2023: Voters in KY, LA, MS, NJ, OH, PA, RI, UT, VA have statewide elections. All times in Eastern.
October  Calendar


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1 – 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter’s 99th birthday

October 3, 1990 –11 months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, East and West Germany became one state  What Happened the Day the Berlin Wall Fell 

October 8 – Ms. Veteran America Pageant 2023  (Registration for 2024 opens in January 2024) October 9 – Columbus Day

October 10 –  4 p.m. Kentucky voter registration deadline 

(Ballot request deadline: October 31, 2023, 5pm – Ballot return deadline: Must be received by November 7, 2023 at 6pm–Mail only)

October 13 – U.S. Navy (USN) 248th Birthday

October 14 - DA VMF Caucus Meeting WebEx link  14:00 EDT

October 26 – Day of the Deployed

October 27 – Navy Day

October 30 – Start of 10th annual National Veterans Small Business Week

October 31 – VFW Youth Scholarships deadline

Upcoming DA Activities   

Join the Veterans and Military Families Caucus in participating in the annual Bells of Peace remembrance of those who served in World War I on November 11th, 2023 at 11 am local promoted by the Doughboy Foundation. 

Livestream Bells of Peace At the National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. starting at 10:45 ET. 

Everyone can honor our Veterans on Veterans Day--you do not need to be in a major city or live near an American Cemetery. Hold your own local Bells of Peace ceremony.

For all those who plan to hold a Bells of Peace ceremony on November 11th, we have put together valuable resources and tools to help you,  including:

  • A countdown timer to Nov. 11, 11am local;

  • Bells you can toll from your mobile device or computer;

  • A timer for a moment of silence and reflection;

  • Taps you can sound from you mobile device or computer;

  • FAQs, recommendations, event planning and execution;

  • Hashtags #BellsOfPeace and #TollTheBells for Social participation;


The  Bells of Peace WebAPP

Wherever you are at 11:00 am, you can honor our veterans by ringing a bell--organize a group or do it alone. Join us to commemorate the moment when the guns fell silent, and bells tolled on the Western Front...on the 11th day of the 11th month,  at the 11th hour in 1918, after four years of brutal combat.