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Fallen Soldiers

This Memorial Day Honor, Remember, #GoSilent

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Leigh Pechillo

Memorial Day isn't about those who came home to their families. It is about those brave souls who died in a strange land, who never got to say goodbye, never got married, never saw their children grow up.

His Tomorrows for Their Today

Jane Horton | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Jane Horton

Yesterday as I walked through the freshly cut green grass and weaved my way through the rows of graves at Arlington National Cemetery to pay respects to my valiant warrior, I couldn't quite figure out why I was more emotional than normal.

Memorial Day 2015: A Day to Pause, Think and Remember

Robert L. Dilenschneider | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Robert L. Dilenschneider

Memorial Day 2015 is next Monday, and most of us have plans for the holiday weekend: enjoying the first taste of summer, entertaining with friends, or just relaxing. This will always be part of what the Memorial Day weekend is all about. The other part, as we all know, is about honoring this country's fallen heroes.

The Power of $20: One Year Later an 8-Year-Old Boy's Gift Continues to Inspire Millions

Neil Willenson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Neil Willenson

Finding a $20 bill on a sidewalk or tucked into a coat pocket is an unexpected cause for celebration. But for 8-year-old Myles Eckert it was an opportunity to touch lives.

Was It Worth It, America?

Jane Horton | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Jane Horton

Earlier this week I sat and listened to Afghan President Ashraf Gahni as he spoke at the Pentagon to acknowledge the sacrifices that the U.S. has made to support his country. As the wife of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan, I understand that sacrifice all too well.

Last Night I Dreamt Of You, But When I Woke Up You Were Still Gone

Jane Horton | Posted 04.25.2015 | Weddings
Jane Horton

I struggled that morning, and it took every ounce of strength within me not to go back to sleep and try to find you there in my dreams. I had forgotten exactly what it was like to be with you.

Americans Commemorate Veterans Day Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

Thousands of Americans celebrated Veterans Day on Tuesday, honoring and showing their support for those who served by participating in parades, visiti...

Young Son Of Fallen Soldier Asks World To Leave Porch Lights On So Father Knows He's Loved

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News

One year after his soldier father's death, this boy wants his dad to know that the love he has for him is so strong, it could light up the sky. On...

Thanksgiving Is Over. Now What?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.29.2014 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

If you are one of those who cannot wait until Christmas, whose noble instincts just keep tugging at your heart strings and whose good-deed-o-meter is in the red, here is a another opportunity to get it back in the green zone again.

Fallen Soldier on My Delta Flight

Johnny Jet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Johnny Jet

A few minutes after touchdown, we did indeed have a water canon salute, which I'd previously only experienced on happy occasions like inaugural flights. This time, the water glistening on the windowpanes looked like tears.

Pilot Delivers Letter To 'Heaven' For Boy's Fallen Soldier Dad

The Huffington Post | Zoe Mintz | Posted 02.01.2013 | Impact

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2013 3:34 p.m. EST MacAidan Gallegos was just five years old when his father was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Four year...

A Word, a Number... Then What?

Catherine Clinch | Posted 03.24.2013 | Media
Catherine Clinch

Clearly, there is a gap in the mental health care that we are providing for those who serve in the military. Why has media the remained silent on this topic, rather than exposing the underlying root causes of this wide scale tragedy?

Vet Runs Across Country Planting Flags For Every Fallen Soldier In Afghanistan

Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact

Every fallen soldier deserves recognition and Mike Ehredt has found a creative way to do just that. Since Aug 23., the 51 year-old army veteran has...

New Low: Husband's Dog Tags Stolen From War Widow

Posted 08.17.2012 | Crime

Criminals in Fairfield, Ohio stooped to a new low Wednesday night when a war widow awoke to find mementos of her late husband, including his dog tags,...

Eyewitness to a War

Terry Marotta | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Terry Marotta

I am mindful of what day this is, the only holiday we celebrate on its real date, the only one not nudged this way or that to give us the coveted thre...

Fallen Soldier's Family Outraged Over Scam

Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

Sergeant Sean Fennerty's family received quite a shock when they discovered someone was using the fallen soldier's photo in a plea for money. An im...

Share A Tribute To Loved Ones This Memorial Day

Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact

This Memorial Day, maybe you'll pay tribute to someone you've lost, or take time to give your returning soldier one extra hug. At HuffPost Impact, whe...

Small Tenn. Towns Find Big Ways To Honor War's Dead, Support Injured Servicemen | Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact

A decade of fighting has claimed the lives of more than 130 members of the military who called Tennessee home, and the loss has felt especially keen i...

How To Honor Fallen Soldiers This Memorial Day

Posted 07.29.2011 | Impact

As many of us excitedly look forward to gathering with friends and family and enjoying the long weekend, it's easy to lose sight of the significance o...

Afghanistan Memorial Day: Remembering PFC Ara Deysie

Kevin Bell | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
Kevin Bell

I will always remember that my present enjoyment of life has been made possible only through the debt of blood paid for me by another. There can be no meaningless and empty days ahead of me.

Life Insurance Payouts Withheld From Familes Of Fallen Soldiers

Bloomberg | David Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lohman, a public health nurse who helps special-needs children, says she had always believed that her son's life insurance funds were in a bank insure...

Questioning Our Memorial Day Script

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

The state must honor those who have died for its causes quite solemnly, and it must encourage its citizens to honor the dead.

Grieving Military Families Get Personal Touch from President

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

I talked to several families who lost loved ones in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent weeks, and several said that personal notes from the president have meant the world to them.

The Story the Media Forgot

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

The Pentagon thinks the American public should be spared funeral images because we would be too sad. We would want to stay home and cry rather than go out shopping. Oh, wait a minute; We can't afford to go shopping anymore.

Details Begins Series Of Profiles Of Fallen Soldiers

Details | Jeff Gordinier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On the night before 2nd Lieutenant JP Blecksmith shipped out to Iraq, after his family took him out for dinner in Newport Beach, California, his older...