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Honoring Fallen Soldiers

Memorial Day Is More Than The Unofficial Start To Summer

Dakota Meyer | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Let's teach our children that our freedom was bought and paid for by generations of service members they will never meet; while we can never repay our debt to them, it is our responsibility to remember them.

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.

The Kona Ironman Chronicles: Lisa Hallett's Story

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

I am amazed at how profoundly a single day in October affects me each year, and this year affected my family as well.

Roller Coasters, Flags and Popsicles: Our Memorial Day Recipe

Samantha Stone | Posted 07.27.2014 | Women
Samantha Stone

We're not forgetting what makes Memorial Day so special. We're honoring those who went before us in the best way we know how -- living life to the fullest!

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.

For Those Who Gave All

Dakota Meyer | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Make this Memorial Day weekend meaningful and positive. Take a moment to remember the fallen and celebrate those who still serve. For Those Who Gave All.

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...

Healing A War-Torn Spirit (WATCH)

Marlowe Brown | Posted 07.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Marlowe Brown

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who have died in our nation's service. Regardless of what our opinions are about war, one fact remains: There are thousands of people who survive who are in great need of healing.

Memorial Day: Honor the Fallen, Remember the Living

Dave Helfert | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dave Helfert

This Memorial Day, honor those who have fallen in service to the nation. They have given the last full measure and they surely deserve our respect and gratitude. But take just a minute to honor those who fought in our wars and lived. For many, their battles are far from over.

A Weekend for Superheroes

Anne Woods | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment
Anne Woods

As we approach Memorial Day, we honor thousands of men and women who have given their lives for this country. They are not flawless, yet, their hearts led them into battle.

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...

WATCH: Honoring A Fallen Hero

Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact

U.S. Army Specialist Christopher D. Horton was just 26 when he died in September. The National Guardsman from Oklahoma perished with two fellow so...

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Ryan McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan McDermott

At Fort Stewart, Georgia, the home of the 3rd Infantry Division, Eastern Redbud trees line the parade grounds to honor fallen soldiers. The pathway is known as Warriors Walk.

Memorial Day: Sound the Sirens

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

In May of 2000 President Bill Clinton called for a National Moment of Remembrance for 60 seconds at 3PM every Memorial Day. I suggest that all activities cease at this time, cars pull off the road, even on the highways, and people stand at attention.

Time To Reverse 'Dover' Policy

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jon Soltz

Showing unidentified flag-draped coffins coming into Dover (or any other ports of entry) is an unfortunate part of war that the public has a right to see.

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.