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Returning Soldiers

Toddler Gets The Ultimate Birthday Surprise From Her Military Dad

Posted 02.20.2014 | Parents

A 3-year-old girl unwrapping her birthday present got the gift of a lifetime: Dad. Joshua Carr had been deployed in Afghanistan, but managed to mak...

The Act of Listening as a Means of Healing

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Rev. Larry Hollon

Unless they speak, veterans may remain captives of war's demons. Unless we listen, we fail to comprehend the horrors in which we collectively participate.

Who Helps the Children of the War Wounded?

Linda Flanagan | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Linda Flanagan

What can ordinary Americans, those of us who have lost our treasure but never our blood in this nation's wars, do to help the families who live with the wars' consequences every day?

St. Louis Hosts First Parade For Returning Iraq War Soldiers

Maryland Heights Patch | Posted 01.30.2012 | Good News

Grassroots organizers and The Mission Continues collaborated on a parade welcoming home troops from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Swarms of people...

Soldier Returns From Afghanistan, Surprises 5-Year-Old Daughter

Posted 01.28.2012 | Good News

U.S. Army Capt. Eric Perkins likes to do things big. That's why he surprised his 5-year-old daughter Ellie at her kindergarten classroom after ret...

WATCH: Iraq Veterans Give Advice To Returning Troops

Posted 12.14.2011 | Impact

The end of the war in Iraq will bring some 40,000 soldiers home. But returning for some, means entering an entirely new battlefield. Post-traumati...

Bringing Our Soldiers Home Includes Ensuring They Have a Home

Maria Cuomo Cole | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact
Maria Cuomo Cole

Considering President Obama's pledge to return 33,000 troops by the end of the year, there is cause for concern regarding the quality of civilian life many veterans will experience.

'Hug Lady' Welcomes Soldiers Returning Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Affectionately known as the "Hug Lady," USO volunteer Bette Rose Bowers makes it her mission to greet returning soldiers with the warmth they deserve,...

Coming Home

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

Since my daughter joined the military community, she has opened my eyes to the military lifestyle, as foreign to me as another planet.