Terrific News Tuesday

It’s back – another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)! We all need a little good news once in awhile!

There’s no grumbling or criticizing today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • First Special Service Force
  • Great Falls Rescue Mission
  • VA Disability Claims
  • Three American Heroes
  • The Bear Family

First Special Service Force:

It was great to see members and surviving spouses of the First Special Service Force meet for their 2015 reunion in Helena, Montana. These men were members of a joint World War II American-Canadian unit that trained at Fort Harrison near Helena. The Unit was activated in July of 1942 and disbanded in 1944.

In September 1999, I was honored to meet several members of this unit when Alberta Highway 4 in Canada and Interstate 15 in Montana (between Lethbridge, Alberta Canada and Helena, Montana) was renamed the “First Special Service Force Memorial Highway.”

Great Falls Rescue Mission:

A big round of applause goes to the Great Falls Rescue Mission and to those who donated school supplies for their annual Back to School Rally Sunday.

According to KRTV, over 1,000 children received backpacks. That is really amazing.

VA Disability Claims:

On Monday the Department of Veterans Affairs announced it now has fewer than 100,000 disability claims older than four months. The Associated Press reported that the current backlog of 98,535 claims older than 125 days is the lowest since the agency started measuring the claims backlog in 2007.

Hopefully this is just the beginning of good news coming from the Veterans Administration.

Three American Heroes:

It was wonderful news that three Americans (Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos) helped subdue an armed gunman on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris before he could do much harm.

According to CNN, Skarlatos is a member of the National Guard based in Oregon. Sadler is a senior at California State University in Sacramento, and Stone is a member of the U.S. Air Force.

The Bear Family:

Sometimes it’s so hot that you need to take the family to the local pool to cool off a little bit. That’s exactly what this mama bear and her cubs did in New Jersey:

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