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Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions

Suggestions for celebrating holidays and special occasions. Tips include gift ideas for deployed servicemembers, ways to help kids and spouses celebrate during their loved one's absence and ideas for creating memorable festivities when the family unit is together.

Holiday Gift List for Military Families
Large assortment of gifts for servicmembers and military families. Selections include merchandise for all branches.

Recipes for Christmas Goodies and Meals
Get recipes for Christmas cookies, breads, pies, desserts, punch and much more, including ham recipes and tips for cooking for a crowd.

Presidential Proclamation - Military Family Month, 2012
President Barack Obama proclaims November as Military Family Month.

Veterans Day 2012 – Restaurants Offering Military Discounts
List of various restaurants and eateries that are offering Veterans Day discounts and free offers.

Veterans Day 2012 – Discounts and Free Offers from Hotels, Resorts and B&Bs
Listing of hotels, resorts and B&Bs that are offering Veterans Day discounts and free offers--many of which extend through December.

Star Spangled Banner Lyrics and History
Teach your kids the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner while also testing your own knowledge about our national anthem.

Military Ornaments
Large variety of porcelain military ornaments. Great for Christmas trees, wall decorations or placing atop a gift for a unique personal touch.

Trees for Troops
Learn how you can help give a live Christmas tree to a military family or a servicemember that's deployed overseas.

Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
Searching for a new recipe to cook your Thanksgiving dinner? Here's a list of mouth watering recipes for roasting, grilling and deep-frying turkeys.

Teaching Kids About Veterans Day
Numerous fun and educational activities to help you teach your child about Veterans Day which is celebrated every year on November 11.

Halloween Costumes, Recipes, Safety, and Decorating Tips
Whether you're searching for costume ideas for you or your kids, or you need a quick recipe for Halloween treats, you'll find all that and more here.

12 Patrotic Desserts
Add a unique Americana touch to your party menu with these recipes for patriotic desserts such as flag cakes, candy, fudge, truffles and more.

Military Families - How Do You Handle Holidays and Special Occasions When...
Military families are often faced with deciding how they'll celebrate holidays, birthdays and other special occasions when their loved one is deployed.

May Military Holidays and Special Observances
In addition to Memorial Day, the month of May is filled with numerous days designated as military special observances.

Simple Ways to Observe Memorial Day and Honor America's Fallen Servicemembers
We must never forget the real meaning of Memorial Day. Here are a few simple ways to help you observe this sacred holiday that's meant to remember and and honor America's fallen servicemembers.

Protocol for Flying the American Flag at Half-Staff on Memorial Day
The protocol for flying the American Flag on Memorial Day is slightly different from other occasions when the flag is flown at half-staff. Learn how to properly fly your flag on Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Educational Activities for Kids
Activities and visual aids designed to make learning about Memorial Day an interesting and engaging experience for children.

Teaching Kids About Memorial Day
How did you teach your child about the meaning of Memorial Day? Share your tips and wisdom with other parents and educators.

Month of the Military Child 2011 Events and Activities
April is Month of the Military Child. Find events and activities that honor and celebrate America's military kids.

Holiday Crafts for Kids
Looking for holiday craft ideas for your children? Here you'll find a variety of fun, simple projects, sure to entertain and educate young kids.

Military Cookie Cutters
Various assortment of military-themed cookie cutters.

April - Month of the Military Child
April is Month of the Military Child. Find out what you can do to pay tribute to these young heroes.

Belated Celebrations
Your deployed loved one may not be able to share in the festivities on the actual day the holiday or special occasion falls on, but that doesn't mean you must forego the celebration.

Stretch Your Holiday Budget - Create a Holiday Shopping Fund
Advance preparation is the key to offsetting a budget-busting expense.

Stretch Your Holiday Shopping Budget – Shop Year-Round
Discover how to save money on holiday gifts by shopping throughout the year.

Diminish Feelings of Loneliness by Reaching Out To Other Military Families
When separated by deployment during the holidays, reaching out to other military families is an excellent way to deal with feelings of loneliness.

Commissary and Grocery Store Savings
Buying groceries for your holiday baking and cooking can be expensive. See significant savings at the grocery store or commissary checkout by following these tips.

Program Seeks Sponsors to Help Military Families
Have you ever wanted to help a military family? Learn how you can become a sponsor and provide much-needed help to military families.

Spreading Holiday Cheer
Ways to help brighten the holidays for servicemembers and military families.

2010 USPS Holiday Mailing Deadline for Care Packages to Deployed Troops
To ensure your holiday care package to a deployed servicemember reaches him or her in time, make sure and ship it before the USPS holiday deadline.

How Do You Save Money on Your Holiday Grocery Bill?
When shopping for your holiday food menu how do you avoid having a humongous grocery bill that leaves you cringing at the checkout? Share your money-saving tips and read how other military families reduce their grocery bill.

Christmas Trees for Deployed Troops
Learn how to send a live Christmas tree to a deployed servicemember.

Presidential Proclamation – Military Family Month, 2011
President Barack Obama proclaims November as Military Family Month.

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