For the past few years, as a special thank you to our service members and their families, I've held a contest just for military spouses. It turned out to be an incredibly rewarding experience.
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With over two million active and reserve personnel currently in our Armed Forces and over 22 million veterans, it is more important than ever to let them know we support them. What are you doing to be M.A.D. this Veterans Day?
Memorial Day is a tough, serious holiday. Military families who have lost a loved one don't have a "happy", "fun" or even "nice" Memorial Day.
At cyber-speed, Memorial Day 2012, is fast slipping into history. But there are important things to note about this national day of remembrance... Th...
Yes, we're still a few weeks away from the solstice. But with Memorial Day holiday come and gone, thoughts turn to summer vacation. Here's how to find the best deals.
I didn't really get Memorial Day until this trip to an English WWII airfield.
It is disturbing that many women service members believe that they are in more danger of experiencing sexual assault from their male comrades in arms than they are of being felled by enemy fire.
Team Ken is the group of people who meet every Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the life of 1st Lieutenant Kenneth Ballard, who was killed in action May 30, 2004 in Najaf, Iraq at the age of 26.
Monday was a national day of memory. For those of you who forgot to remember, its never too late to stand by those who have fallen.
A Vietnam veteran sits down next to an Iraq veteran and asks him, "How long have you been living in this homeless shelter?" The Iraq veteran responds, "Ever since Memorial Day." And they laugh. Really, why shouldn't they? The joke is, after all, on them.
Being anti-war does not mean that you still can't value the mission of the soldiers as the guardians of our liberties and our way of life-or their status as "heroes," particularly those who fought and died.
Across the country this memorial day, in parks and at parades, before sporting events and at graduation ceremonies, the hypocrisy of men extolling the glories of warfare was on obscene display.
I categorically reject the opinions of those who say that creating such a class or league of "heroes" would play down the brutalizing effects of war, would justify, even glorify war and would desensitize us to the cruelties and atrocities of war.
I recently returned to Pearl Harbor for a documentary film about that day of infamy and its many ripples through the subsequent 70 years of history. It was deeply personal work because I worry that the lessons of that day are in danger of being forgotten.
Every Memorial Day growing up, we would go to the Winnetka, Ill., Village Green where there is a large monument to all the service members who had die...