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Update – Going International

January 1, 2012

We are appalled by how our United States Veterans are treated.We hope that this project will help to raise awareness and prompt changes needed to address some of the problems our veterans face.

We hope that by allowing Veterans to tell their stories, in their own words, and by showing the world through video and photographs some of the daily struggles, trials, and triumphs of these brave men and women the general public will become more aware of the issues that they face. Some of these issues include lack of treatment, homelessness, psychological and physical disabilities, and unemployment.

Update: We have decided to expand the project at the request of others to include veterans from around the world. We have a special place in our hearts for our U.S. Veterans, but thought that it would be interesting to see how veterans from other parts of the world are treated. We are open to taking this project beyond a year if there is enough interest and veterans willing to be interviewed. Our main purpose with this project is simply to Honor those who have served and raise awareness. We want to see better services, treatment, health care, jobs, and opportunities for veterans.

Technology has helped to create a global village. Boundaries are blurred and broken as we become more in tune with, and more connected with the world. I believe it is important to take every opportunity one is given to learn about other cultures so we will welcome and honor vets from across the globe in this project. We look forward to sharing the stories of these International Heroes with you. We hope that you will join us in this amazing journey.

We have an interview set up with our first veteran for today. We should have her story up sometime soon. We are very excited about bringing the stories of these amazing lives to you. We plan to interview veterans from around the globe. Young and Old. We also plan to do at least a couple of memorial posts in honor of fallen heroes, and from families of those who served in earlier wars and are no longer with us.

If you  are a veteran or know of a veteran who should be featured here please let us know. You can email us at 365vets at gmail dot com. or leave a comment and we will get back to you.

Thank you,

Tina & Jennifer.

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  1. January 3, 2012 3:43 am

    Excellent, excellent, excellent! Every time I read about a vet pawning an award, or other sad stories, it breaks my heart. This is sorely needed. ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY! :-)

    • tshang permalink*
      January 3, 2012 5:03 am

      Thank you and Happy New Year.

  2. Michael Isam permalink
    January 2, 2012 11:04 pm

    I am a 64 year oldto disabled Vietnam vet. I just graduated Flagler College in Dec. 2011.

    I have a spot on examiner.Com and I want to interview you about this.

    Michael Isam
    904+687+8777

    • tshang permalink*
      January 3, 2012 12:03 am

      Hi Michael thank you that would be fantastic. My email is 365vets at gmail.com . I would love to set up an interview. Thank you for your interest and support. ~ Tina

  3. January 2, 2012 8:31 pm

    A great project. I’ve added your site to my blog roll (Thanks to Partnering With Eagles for directing me here).

    • tshang permalink*
      January 2, 2012 9:12 pm

      Thank you Bob, I will add your blog to ours as well. We appreciate your support.

  4. January 2, 2012 3:43 pm

    I admire your idea and look forward to following your project. Best of luck :)

    • tshang permalink*
      January 2, 2012 4:48 pm

      Thank you Kaori. I appreciate all of the support I am getting for this project.

  5. January 2, 2012 9:53 am

    Hey, it is very noble of you doing a project for the veterans. I wish you all the best for the project and am looking forward to your stories. Thanks for dropping by my blog too. Cheerios.

  6. WordsFallFromMyEyes permalink
    January 2, 2012 9:01 am

    Tina & Jennifer, this is an inspiring and spirited challenge you’ve taken on – I only call it a challenge because I hope you find all the vets you need & more. It’s a wonderful idea.

    I don’t know how veterans are treated – I thought like heros, all except the Vietnam Veterans. I really don’t know. It should indeed be interesting to pop in from time to time, & see.

    Sincerest good luck :)

    • tshang permalink*
      January 2, 2012 2:21 pm

      Thank you. I am confident that we will be able to find enough veterans to fill these pages and more, it just may be a bit slow going until we get the word out about the project. Thank you for the support and kind comments.

      I hope that we can enlighten you about some of the issues our veterans face. I wish that they all were treated like heroes, sadly that is not the case. I hope that you will visit again.

      ~Tina

  7. columbibueno permalink
    January 1, 2012 10:09 pm

    Such a wonderful idea! I wish you good luck with this project and if I can be of help, let me know!

    • tshang permalink*
      January 1, 2012 10:30 pm

      Thank you. We have high hopes for the project. We feel it is an important one. Thank you for your support and please if you have any ideas or suggestions we are always open to them.

  8. January 1, 2012 8:56 pm

    Yes I just started a twitter for 365Vets yesterday. https://twitter.com/#!/365vets
    I also created a facebook page and bought the domain name. I really would like to get the word out about this project and do great things with it.

  9. Severine lee permalink
    January 1, 2012 8:49 pm

    Are you on Twitter?

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