Hurry and submit your application for this amazing opportunity to attend the 2020 NHL All-Star Game!
Applications close on Sunday, Dec 1 2019 @ 3:00pm CST.
We want to hear about your service to our country and the sacrifices that you and your family have given to fulfill your military obligations.
What: Nominate your Military Hero for a chance to send them on a once in a lifetime trip to St. Louis, MO to attend the 2020 Honda NHLR All-Star Game!
Where: St. Louis, MO
When: January 24- 26, 2020
Who: Four (4) winners: one (1) Service Member (or his/her immediate family member) plus one (1) minor child (age 5-17) of the winning Service Member or for which the winning Service Member is the legal guardian for each of the four (4) geographical regions in US and Canada set out in the Official Rules.
How: Complete and submit the online form to nominate a Military Service Member (or his/her immediate family member) who deserves this once in a lifetime experience with their child. https://unitedheroesleague.org/all-star-hero/
The United Heroes League (UHL) will provide each winner a prize package
- Two (2) round trip airline tickets (economy class) for the Service
Member (or his/her immediate family member) and their child.
- Two (2) tickets to the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills
- Two (2) tickets to the 2020 NHL All-Star Game
- Hotel accommodations for two (2) in the St. Louis, MO area
- Transportation to and from the airport, hotel, and 2020 NHL All-Star
- NHLPA & UHL swag basket
- Special once in a lifetime experiences of meeting and mingling with NHLPA members!
POC: Edwin Adricula United Heroes League
Office – (651)319-0737
Mobile – (651)325-6395
Every year we spend Veterans day remembering and honoring service members who have fought in the armed forces. Most people don’t know the history behind the federal holiday and quite frankly often confuse it for Memorial Day. But they are completely different.
For starters, it was originally called Armistice Day. And the main difference between the two is that Memorial Day is to honor those Americans who gave their lives. Veterans day is to celebrate both living veterans and those who are no longer with us. The goal is to simply thank those who have fought in our country’s service for their sacrifices.
In November of 1918, the German and Allied powers met in France to sign a document that signaled the end of World War I. After four years of war on November 11th, in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the war was finally over. The following year United States President Woodrow Wilson made an effort to publicly honor the services for those who lost their lives on Armistice Day.
In 1938 it became an official holiday, set aside to celebrate veterans of World War I. Post world War II and Korean War, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs urged that all veterans deserved to be celebrated, hence the transformation from “armistice day” to “Veterans Day”. In 1968 the Uniform Holiday Bill was signed, making sure that multiple legal holidays, including Washington’s birthday and Veterans Day observances, would take place on Mondays. This pushed Veterans Day to the fourth Monday of October.
Most Americans were not only unhappy about this but also continued to celebrate it only on November 11th. Finally, in October of 1971, a new bill was signed by President General Ford saying that Veteran’s day was returning to its original observation day.
Thank you for you service
Yearly tradition of companies, organizations reaching out to servicemembers and veterans continues.
Residents are invited to a breakfast honoring veterans and their service to this country. The Veterans Event is set for 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N. Veterans are admitted at no charge and treated to a complimentary breakfast. Cost is $9 for all nonveterans. Registration is required. Attendees may register in person at the Plymouth Creek Center or by calling 763-509-5280.
A representative from the nonprofit organization Honor Flight Twin Cities will offer information on a program that provides free flights to Washington, D.C., for veterans of World War II and the Korean War.