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

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First Special Service Force: Time to Honor Them

It’s nice to see Congress once again working toward honoring the First Special Service Force. The First Special Service Force was a joint World War II American-Canadian unit that fought during World War II. They trained at Fort Harrison near Helena, Montana.

In the short time this unit was active they kicked butt around the world.

Interstate 15 in Montana and Alberta Highway 4 from Helena to Lethbridge, Alberta Canada, was named the “First Special Service Force Memorial Highway” back in September 1999. There are signs along the route.

Congress is working toward legislation that would grant the Congressional Gold Medal for the unit. The U.S. House passed the bill (H.R. 324) yesterday by a 415-0 vote, which included Montana’s Representative, Steve Daines.

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Politics 2012: Wednesday Potpourri

The Western Word is a great place to stop by to read independent commentary about politics, sports, the media, and current events – so thanks for visiting!

There have been a lot of political happenings across the country these last few days, so today I picked a few of them to write about.  Read on to hear about Santorum’s big wins, a Veterans’ Job Caucus, the Congressional Gold Medal, running mates, big fines, license plates, letter to the editor rules, some endorsements, and much more!

Oh…and there’s some commentary to go along with it.

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