Terrific News Tuesday

The things you take for granted, someone else is praying for. –Unknown

Welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news – there’s no complaining or criticizing today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

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

  • Veterans Day
  • Final Resting Place
  • Home Depot
  • University of Missouri
  • Health Insurance

Veterans Day:

It’s wonderful that our country has set aside a day to honor veterans! That day is Veterans Day and it’s coming up tomorrow (Wednesday, November 11).

Get your 2015 Veterans Day poster HERE. Get more information about Veterans Day by clicking HERE.

Take a few moments to thank a veteran.

Final Resting Place:

About 72 years ago, Lieutenant Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman, Jr., was killed while storming a Japanese bunker in Tarawa, which is a small island in the Pacific Ocean.

Due to the fantastic work of Bozeman (MT) anthropologist Hillary Parsons, Bonnyman’s remains were located and returned to his family in Tennessee.

You can read more about the story HERE.

Home Depot:

A big salute goes to Home Depot. The company has helped remodel 22,000 veterans’ homes since 2011. (Source)

University of Missouri:

Congratulations to the students and faculty at the University of Missouri for their peaceful protests in relation to race and other issues. The protests received national attention and some changes were made. These protests and the resignations of some key personnel at the University of Missouri will ultimately help bring some much-needed changes to my favorite university – #Mizzou

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Health Insurance:

Lee Newspapers reported this week that according to HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, Montana consumers who shopped for insurance and switched plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace last year saved an average of $331 per year, compared to what they would have paid on their old plan.

That’s a combined total of $1,582,285 annually – which is pretty good news!

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