Chefs Honor Sailors and Their Families With a Holiday Feast to Remember (Random Acts of Cooking E1)

What would be a unique way to honor the service of 400 hungry sailors and their families for the holidays? You contact Chef Plum, have him round up his crew of top flight chefs and grill masters, bring in enough food to feed…well…the Navy, spice it up with a dash of top flight entertainment, and you have all of the ingredients for a memorable evening of food, love, and family!

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Decorated Family Program Lights Up The House Of Wounded Soldier

The decorations we put up for the holidays are temporary—but that doesn't mean they're unimportant. Arranging some flowers in a vase, hanging a seasonal flag, or putting up a Christmas tree are all ways to make a home warm, welcoming, and happy. This can be particularly meaningful for anyone who's been away from home for a while, and who would benefit from some extra care and cheer.

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WWII Vet Runs Cross Country to Save His D-Day Ship

** OGTV would like to take a moment to commemorate National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day with this story about the unstoppable Ernie Andrus, a WWII veteran who is still on his latest Coast2Coast run doing his part to keep the memory of his comrades alive. **

Ernie Andrus, now in his 90's, is running cross-country to raise money in order to put the LST 325, the ship he served on in the Navy during WWII, back on the beach in Normandy where it supported the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944.

This LST 325 is the only LST ship left (out of 1,051 made) that has been fully restored and still operational. Plans were initially made for a D-Day memorial service in 2014 for the ship, but it was canceled because of a shortage of finances. This inspired Ernie to start a project called, Coast2Coast Runs to raise money to honor his old ship.

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Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team Takes on NFL Alumni

** OGTV recognizes the International Day of Persons with Disabilities with this story about some unstoppable Wounded Warriors to help everyone become more compassionate and understanding of the challenges faced by people with disabilities. **

These servicemen may have lost limbs overseas, but on the field, they don't need special treatment. Once the competitive juices get flowing, that becomes very clear as these wounded warriors go head to head with seasoned NFL veterans and Washington Redskins Alumni. But even greater than the rush of competition is the sense of camaraderie the guys gain for one another on the field.

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The Honor Flights Network Gives War Veterans Free Trip to Washington DC

** To commemorate Veterans Day, OGTV is sharing this video to give thanks to the generations of veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. **

The Honor Flights Network, a non-profit organization, makes it their year-long mission to provide free transportation to American veterans to Washington DC so that they can have the opportunity to reflect on their service. From the Korean War to the Vietnam War and beyond, all Veterans are invited to participate, however, special consideration is given to our American Veterans who fought during WWII.

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After Losing Her Husband In Combat, This Marine Widow Created A Veterans-Focused Business

The loss of a partner can completely derail a life. For young Brittney Hogan, that nearly happened, until she found her path out of the darkness.

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Kirstie Ennis - US Marine Helicopter Gunner, Amputee, Athlete, and Model

** OGTV's second GOOD STORY of the week is about a woman who served in the Marines and rebounded from being severely wounded in the field to overcome hardship and become an inspiration and role model. **

Marine Kirstie Ennis grew up with military parents and always knew she would join the Marine Corps and it was no surprise when she did at 17. She became a Helicopter Door Gunner, "...the most bad to the bone job in the Marine Corps you can possibly have."

While she was serving in Afghanistan, a mission to transport fellow Marines and supplies became a life-changer. Kirstie's copter crashed and she suffered multiple injuries, including the loss of her leg.

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These Portraits Of Fallen Heroes Are Healing Hearts

** OGTV's second MILITARY MATTERS playlist story of the week is about the generosity of a Vietnam veteran who uses his artistic skills to create portraits of fallen heroes and then donates them to their families. **

There may be no right answer on how to grieve a loved one, but Michael G. Reagan and George W. Bush have found ways to help.

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