Veterans and their families want a return to normalcy when they return home. But the military culture that serves to protect men and women while in service does not mesh with nor well- prepare them for civilian life.
I, like most people, was disappointed after watching ...
Those who want to perpetuate the military mindset -- that is to say, the servants of the most powerful economic interests in the country -- have to grab the minds of the young, because only in one's youth does militarism resonate with uncontaminated glory.
If we are to really express our gratitude to those who serve and honor the memory of those who have fallen we must use the democratic freedoms they swore to protect. We should deliberately, consistently and publicly question the rhetoric and agendas of a government which has poured out the blood of its people only to later render their sacrifices meaningless.
A United States soldier processed the flag of the United States of America in to our sanctuary as we stood at attention singing "God Bless America."
July and August are two of the deadliest months, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), with more car crashes and vehicular-related deaths and injuries than any other months. But why is summer driving so dangerous?
The town of Chapel Hill welcomed Syrian refugees, in response to Gov. Patrick McCrory's call to halt the future resettlement of Syrian refugees in North Carolina.
What is the REAL meaning for Memorial Day? Every Memorial Day we get a long weekend, spend time with friends and family, BBQ's and take boat rides, but forget so often what this day is REALLY for.
USAGov and Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention share six areas where you can make a positive difference during chaotic, stressful events, for you and your family.
In the aftermath of the Memorial Day military parades and with a new administration looming on the horizon, a critical task for the coming year is to build a renewed, more vibrant, interracial, and multi-generational peace movement that will pressure the next administration.
The violence in Chicago has reached a critical level, and holiday weekends like Memorial Day tend to be particularly deadly.
71 years ago today Mother and I were clustered around our radio in Philadelphia seeking the latest news of the war that was raging in the Pacific. Dad...
Being in the midst of history sometimes mean events are not seen in the "big picture" view that historians often later take, when looking back at the period.
This is a poem I wrote circa 2005. It first appeared on Youtube.
I am not suggesting things are perfect. But they are better for most Americans. And, they're sure as hell better than at any other time in my memory.
It's a phrase that resonates as we remember the warriors, the heroes, the veterans, those we continuously applaud, and particularly on Memorial Day, for their service.