Navy Safe Harbor Foundation Beacon

The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) provides an online newsletter "The Beacon" dedicated to supporting the recovery of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families.

With a salute to President Ronald Reagan, The Beacon links to a wide-array of corporations, organizations, and programs supporting the prosperity and careers of Navy and Coast Guard Wounded Warriors. NSHF is dedicated to supporting the recovery of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families by assisting them with resources not currently provided by government or community resources.

President Ronald Reagan elevated the United States Veterans Administration to a cabinet-level executive department by in October 1988.

The change took effect March 15, 1989, and administrative changes occurred at all levels. President George H. W. Bush hailed the creation of the new Department, saying,  "There is only one place for the Veterans of America, in the Cabinet Room, at the table with the President of the United States of America." The Veterans Administration was then renamed the Department of Veterans Affairs, and continued to be known as VA.

VA is the federal agency responsible for serving the needs of veterans by providing health care, disability compensation and rehabilitation, education assistance, home loans, burial in a national cemetery, and other benefits and services. The VA Motto is traced to President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address in 1865.