As U.S. society becomes increasingly mobile, the families of both active duty service members and veterans need a standard that allows for apples-to-apples comparisons between schools in different states. The Common Core deserve our support.
As the nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, I'm left to ponder my own existence juxtaposed against his prophetic words on a late August day in 1963.
Duren's commitment to exercise changed her life. Before she became a Marine Corps spouse, she was an obese teenager, with no idea how to work out or eat right, but over the years, she transformed herself into to a 128-pound mom of two.
I came to understand as never before what Christmas is. Christmas is not in the glitter and props and material objects offered and received. It is not in rituals, half pagan, whose meanings had long been forgotten.
Like millions of Americans all across the country, we decorate our home for the holidays. And as proud military parents, and grandparents to military-...
Volunteering is a hard decision to make. It pulls these soldiers away from their towns, their pals and their support systems. Every day they are in harm's way. If we can continue to support our service members of today, it will only strengthen our military for tomorrow.
The men and women of our military make great sacrifices for us, and not just on Thanksgiving. Even if they are far behind the wire and not in harm's way, they give of themselves to help us to have the things we are thankful for.
If you were like many Americans on November 12 of this year, you did take time to honor those who have fought - and still fight for - our country. Perhaps you were there personally to watch the parades that day which took place in the largest and smallest cities.
We do it every year. We cut out recipes. We make lists. We go to the commissary. We elbow each other out of the way to grab turkeys, cranberries, yam...
I imagine this day, Veterans Day, is in some respects like any other day for the parents who have lost their children at war. There are mothers and fathers who refuse to cry in public but who, at night, alone with their pillows, will do their crying.
I know these hurdles to employment can seem insurmountable at times, but as the first blind person to graduate from Harvard Business School, I am well aware that no hurdle is too great to overcome as long you have the proper preparation, training and assistance.
Women in the military who start families enjoy many benefits and protection, both in the military and when they return to civilian life. As more women enlist, the military will hopefully continue to adapt.
War trauma brings in its wake a collapse of time. The present is engulfed; the past colonizes moment-to-moment experience; and the future is collapsed. Severe PTsxD and all variants of PTspD are characterized by an experience of haunting.
It's January 2007, the first moments of our first Coming Home Project retreat, an opportunity for veterans and families from around the country to come together to share stories and support one another. We gather for our first circle, thirty-three veterans and family members from seven states, with four facilitators.
Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans, military families, and the orgs that support 'em. As Veterans Day approaches, the Bob Woodruff Foundation announ...
In 1996, the Armed Services YMCA launched a month long celebration to promote the support of military families. The concept was a hit and now every November, we focus on the dedicated commitment military families give to support their service member and our country.