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12/28/2022 11:30 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Margaret A. Brewer, who was the first woman in the United States Marine Corps to reach general officer rank. Margaret A. Brewer was born in Durand, Michigan, in 1930, and desired to join the Marine Corps at a young age. [From VA News]

We honor her service.

12/26/2022 04:00 PM EST

Would you like to move into the new year in a new way? With the holiday season ending and a new year starting, there is no better time than now to get moving into a Tai Chi practice. Tai Chi can bring many gifts into your life, and you can practice it daily in just 15 minutes! [From VA News]

12/26/2022 11:30 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Lenah S. Higbee, who served in the Navy Nurse Corps during World War I and was the first living female recipient of the Navy Cross. Originally from Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada, Lenah S. Higbee came to the U.S. to study nursing. She completed training at the New York Postgraduate Hospital in 1889 and began working as a surgical nurse for a private practice. [From VA News]

We honor her service.