Blogs 2013

To serve you, the following participating locations for Veteran’s Day Discounts have been verified by our staff.  Verified web address locations are listed below.


*Please let us know how The Brenai Foundation can continue to serve our Vets.*



California Pizza Kitchen

Champps Americana


Famous Dave’s

Golden Corral


Lone Star Steakhouse


McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants


T.G.I. Friday’s


Heroes Get Hired

If you don't have your copy yet grab one online


Fourth of July

Thank you to our soldiers and military families for thier sacrifice and their courage on this July 4th, 2013 Day of Independence!

Ways to thank our soldiers:

When we see a soldier in uniform give them an audible or wave of thank you

Volunteer to welcome them home at the airport

Donate to your military charity of choice

When flying offer your seat

Write a letter of thanks


Brenai Foundation Advocate

Dr. Gloria Ward Wright is an advocate for our troops. Hear more about her Civil Rights publication

*Portion of the proceeds to benefit military research of The Brenai Foundation


Memorial Day Events 2013

The Brenai Foundation, it's Staff, and Supporters honor our Active Military, Reservist, Veterans, and their Families.

The Battleship IOWA will host its first Memorial Day celebration since arriving at the LA Waterfront on Monday, May 27. There will be FREE carnival games, fabulous food concessions, live music and more.

In honor of Memorial Day, any active military, reservists or veterans with proof of service will be admitted FREE. The USS Iowa is berthed at 250 S. Harbor Blvd.

The Marietta National Cemetery is canonized ground. Inside its storied gates are buried more than 10,000 veterans, spanning 23 states, from New York and Michigan to Alabama and Georgia. Men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in other wars also rest peacefully at the 140-year-old cemetery.

The Memorial Day event begins at noon on May 27th and will feature patriotic music, posting of the colors, prayers, a gun salute and inspiring speakers. All veterans, as well the general public, are invited to attend what will be a meaningful and memorable ceremony.

Guest Speaker: BG (Ret) Leon A. Johnson, National President, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI)

Honoree Organization for 2013 Ceremony: Tuskegee Airman, Inc. (TAI)

On May 25th, the Saturday before Memorial Day, the Boy Scouts of America, Club Scouts, Girl Scouts of America and Brownies placed flags on each grave.

National Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013, beginning at 2 p.m. The parade of Marching Bands and Veterans units from all 50 states steps off at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW and proceeds along Constitution Avenue, past the White House, ending at 17th Street. The National Memorial Day Parade is sponsored by the World War II Veterans Committee and includes patriotic floats and helium-filled balloons.

Arlington National Cemetery Monday, May 27, 2013, 11 a.m. A wreath-laying ceremony and concert will be held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of Memorial Day.

Flags-In Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) will be joined by service members from the U.S. Marine Corps Ceremonial and Guard Company, U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard in placing more than 250,000 grave decorating flags at Arlington National Cemetery. The flags will remain through Memorial Day.

Air Force Memorial Monday, May 27, 2013, 9 a.m. wreath laying ceremony is open to the public. Activities include the national anthem, invocation, speeches, the laying of the wreath and the sounding of Taps. 

Navy Memorial Monday, May 27, 2013, 10 a.m. Fleet Reserve Association Wreath laying, 12 p.m. U.S. Navy Band Concert, 1 p.m. Naval District Washington Wreath laying.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Monday, May 27, 2013, 1 p.m. Thousands of veterans and their families congregate at The Wall to remember and to honor the U.S. armed forces. The wreath-laying ceremony is open to the public.

World War II Memorial Monday, May 27, 2013, 9 a.m. The National Park Service and the Friends of the National World War II Memorial will sponsor a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of our veterans. Guest speakers will give remarks. The theme for the commemoration is "Honoring our Fallen Warriors." Many surviving WWII veterans will be in attendance.


Doodle 4 Google 2013 Winner!

Doodle 4 Google 2013 Winner! – Sabrina Brady, Wisconsin, USA – Theme: My Best Day Ever…



National Military Appreciation Month


Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Update

VA’s enhanced benefits briefings, required for all Service members leaving the military to attend as part of TAP, provides a better understanding of Veterans benefits options and how to acquire them.  In addition, VA is leading an optional two-day, career-based technical training class, which focuses on transitioning Service members to civilian occupations related to the vocational training of their choice. Other two-day optional courses, led by the Military Services and Small Business Administration include entrepreneurship and education.

The enhanced TAP is more interactive, integrated and relevant to meet today’s Service members and their families’ employment, financial and educational needs. To learn more on VA benefits and services, please visit


2013 Veteran Focused Florida Job Fair

2013 Veteran Focused Florida Job Fair
Friday, April 26, 2013
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Melbourne Regional Chamber Auditorium
1005 E. Strawbridge Ave.
Melbourne FL 32901
(321) 724-5400


Women’s History Month


Deployment Literacy Program

Thank you again for a successful “December to Remember Veterans Fundraiser” this past Christmas season.  During that time we had offers from companies and individuals who wanted to donate reading materials to our Deployment Literacy Program.  The items keep coming in… and we keep getting them placed with active-duty troops on deployment.  If you have reading materials you would like to donate to The Brenai Foundation Deployment Literacy Program please give us a call and we’ll send a Veteran out to pick them up!