The University of Maryland University College is celebrating more than 60 years of serving the U.S. military world-wide as the premier supplier of non-traditional education to our troops. UMUC is now educating 60,000 military and family members.
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40th Holiday Sing-A-Long Warms Hearts (Quantico, Dec 12, 2008) - The 2008 annual Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-A-Long warmed the hearts of thousands Sunday night with the Presidents Own playing and singing popular Christmas carols with the help of assorted vocal groups and crowd participation.
Destination R&R -- Giving Thanks to Military Families (Character Counts Chronicle / September 17, 2007)Parenting is a tough job. Possibly the toughest job of your life. Imagine how much harder it becomes when you return wounded from active service. Simple things like picking your children up when they fall, helping them tie their shoe-laces, or simply being there for them become tougher than you believed possible.
Free Vacation Helps Healing Process for Troops- By Zoe Schwartz - (The Houston Chronicle / September 17, 2007)
Disabled veterans and families get in some relaxation at resort - By Bryna Zumer - (The View / August 21, 2007)
Pilot Program Gives Injured Vets Chance to Get Away - By Jennifer Surface - (Howard County Times / August 9, 2007)
R&R for Wounded Service Members - (WMAR-TV ABC News - August 8, 2007)
Turf Valley Offers Veterans, Families R&R - By Josh Kowalkowski - (The Examiner - New York, New York / August 8, 2007)
Vets, Military Members Attend Relaxing Retreat - (WBAL TV (NBC) / August 7, 2007) - Video: Armed Service Members Get Chance To Relax
Injured Soldiers Honored At Orioles Game - By Kai Jackson - (WJZ-TV (CBS) Baltimore / August 7, 2007)
UMUC Partners With Blewitt Foundation To Serve America's Military Families - By Chip Cassano - (Achiever Magazine - University of Maryland University College / Summer 2007 Issue)
Veterans and Families Are Set to Benefit From Local Initiative - By Audrey Bergner - (Middleburg Life / June 13, 2007)
Excerpts from Destination R&R attendees:
"......You have sought out the disabled service members, including their families, recognized and honored them in a way that is unheard of in today's society.....My favorite part of the trip only last 20 seconds. It occurred when our son looked up at his Dad and for the first time, didn't see his disabled father, but he saw his hero. Thank you for that wonderful gift."
"......The trip made a profound impact on our family and we will be forever grateful......We will never forget how much you have changed our lives"
Michael Josephson is the Founder & CEO of the Josephson Institute of Ethics and its well-known Character Counts! program. His daily commentary is heard by several million listeners on KNX Radio in Los Angeles, the Armed Forces Radio Network globally and several other U.S. radio stations, as well as printed in a number of U.S. local newspapers.
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