Armed Forces Day

Celebrating Armed Forces Day 2018

Armed Forces Day honors our military service members every year on the third Saturday of May. This year it is designated for May 19, 2018, marking its sixty-eighth year.

The first authorized Armed Forces Day occurred on May 20, 1950, an effort led by President Truman with the hopes that United States citizens could come together and pay tribute to our military heroes for their commitment to the United States of America.

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Simple Interest Calculator

Can a Simple Interest Calculator Be Used for a Mortgage?

If you are in search of a new home, you need to know what you can afford. A lender will help you determine how much you can afford by looking at your debt-to-income ratio and your net income, not your gross income. That means that they are taking into consideration the money you receive each month before taxes and deductions make their way out the door. They also don’t look at what bills you are paying each month, or your budget for gas, groceries, and childcare.

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Save Time and Money with our Home Loans for Police Officers

Thank you for your service to your community. Did you know that your service as a police officer makes you eligible for home loans that will make it easier to buy a home? Read on to find out how Homes for Heroes can help you find mortgage financing that fits your needs and gets you into the home of your dreams.

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It’s Police week again… we can cry

By: S.L. Blackwell, Minneapolis Police (ret) and Homes for Heroes Hero Outreach Coordinator 

Every year in early May, America’s Law Enforcement community comes together in Washington D.C. to say good bye and honor the lives and memories of Police Officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice while under the uniform and badge of their community. None of them planned on their last day at work being their last day with their friends and loved ones, but the choice wasn’t theirs. Read more

Helping Veterans Transition to a Civilian Career – A Hero Foundation Grant

Ask any veteran, and they’re likely to tell you that one of the greatest lessons they learned while on active duty is how to navigate and problem solve unfamiliar situations without a road map. This intangible attribute makes veterans one of the most employable and job-ready candidates in the job market. However, many military members struggle with finding civilian employment after service due to the lack of hard skills many employers seek in today’s workforce. Read more

National Peace Officers Memorial Day

Peace Officer’s Memorial Day – We Salute You

National Peace Officers Memorial Day 2018 stands on the Tuesday of National Police Week, which runs from Sunday, May 13 to Saturday, May 19. This entire week gives us the chance to show our appreciation for those who serve our communities and vow to keep us safe, as well as those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Thank you to all Police

Thank You to All Police Officers

Here’s a thank you to all of the police officers who strive each day to improve the quality of life for everyone in their communities. Your efforts don’t go unnoticed by the people who you serve. So, in honor of National Police Week, we want to say a special thank you to all of the police officers in our lives.

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Police Week Appreciation

Police Week: Showing Our Appreciation For Our Police Force

President Kennedy started National Police Week in 1962 as a way to honor the sacrifices that our police officers make to keep their communities safe. May 15th was set aside as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls focuses on saluting all police officers.

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Moms of Heroes are Heroes Too

This Mother’s Day, we want to honor the moms of our heroes, whether they are moms of firefighters, police officers, teachers, military service members, healthcare professionals, or EMS members.

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International nurses day

Celebrating International Nurses Day

Patients around the globe rely on the kindness, expertise, compassion and overall excellence of the world’s nurses. Nurses know that medical needs recognize no boundaries. They know that medical needs don’t differentiate between rich and poor. And they know that medical needs don’t align themselves with political parties. That is why the International Council of Nurses (ICN) chose the theme “Health Is a Human Right” for the 2018 International Nurses Day.  

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