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Veterans Day 2012

Recognizing Options for Healing This Veterans Day

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

In 2005 I founded Give an Hour to provide help and hope to returning service members, veterans and their families. Over 6,500 mental health professionals have joined the Give an Hour network and are providing free mental health services across the country.

How to Show Veterans Our Appreciation

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
J. Kelly Conklin

Veterans Day was never a day celebrated in my home. No flags adorned our front door or appeared on our car bumpers. You would think I was raised by un-American pacifists. You'd be wrong.

LOOK: Observing Veterans Day At Arlington

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- President Obama honored veterans on Sunday with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. The federal holiday was observed on Monday. ...

LOOK: Yes, You Can Eat This

Posted 11.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Iwo Jima memorial in Arlington, Va., is said to be one of the tallest bronze sculptures in the United States. A smaller version h...

They Know the Way Forward

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Paul Rieckhoff

We survived a superstorm and can emerge from it stronger. We survived one of the most contentious and expensive political races ever and can emerge from it more united. Neither will be easy. But both are possible. How? By serving our communities, vets and civilians alike.

Mother of Veteran Changes Lives With Optimism

HooplaHa | Posted 01.12.2013 | Good News

Veteran's Day is for remembering our country's heroes and honoring their valiant actions. Everyone celebrates in various ways, but to carry the memory of her late son with her always, Ida Gonzalez started a non-profit.

Veterans Day Is Only the Beginning

Shad Meshad | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Veterans Day is flanked this year by the Election on one side and Thanksgiving on the other, both occasions that suck a lot of oxygen out of the air. But that can't alter what this day means to Veterans, nor what it means to their families.

Veteran's Day 2012: A Tribute

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

Let's remember that the effects of their service do not end once they are no longer actively in the military. Veterans continue to give us significant parts of their lives, even years after their duty is over.

PHOTOS: Veterans Day Parade In NYC

Posted 11.12.2012 | New York

U.S. military veterans, young and old, marched down Fifth Avenue Sunday for the annual New York City Veterans Day Parade. According to CNN, The Un...

Why This Doctor Is Inspired By World War II

Anthony A. Goodman | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty
Anthony A. Goodman

One of the unique things about surgical practice during World War II was that this was a major turning point for advances that were destined to save thousands of our wounded both back then and for years to come.

Veterans Day Recognizes Those Who Served America, but Will America Help Them Transition to Civilian Life?

Jerry Chautin | Posted 11.12.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Even with the skills they have perfected under the most extreme conditions, transitioning to civilian employment is proving to be a difficult task. That is why many are turning to entrepreneurship to take control their own destinies.

Making Over the Military... One Woman at a Time

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I salute you, women in the military, veterans, wives, mothers, girlfriends and daughters. We all salute and thank you. Happy Veteran's Day!

The Day After Veterans Day -- Still Saying Thank You

Stacy Bare | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Stacy Bare

At the end of the day, as all veterans, I am a testament to the community that has taken me in, sheltered me from the storm when needed and encouraged me to brave the tempest when it was best course of action to advance my life.

Veterans on a Cliff

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Every year our leaders honor our nation's veterans with flags and parades. Are they also about to betray them this year with a backroom deal?

To Honor our Veterans, End the War

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

President Obama's reelection is, among other things, a mandate for his promise to withdraw most combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2013. But he hasn't said when he'll end what increasingly looks like an ever-expanding war around the world.

Best Way to Honor America's Veterans: End the Cycle of Mental Health Neglect, Stigma and Crisis

Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP

The single best way for national leaders to genuinely honor the sacrifices of veterans and their families on November 11, 2012 is to step up and end the cycle of mental health crises that have plagued American society since 1919.

Veterans for Hire: How Companies Can Help Them Build Careers

Nancy A. Altobello | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Nancy A. Altobello

Hiring is only half of this battle. Making veterans feel included and supported once they join the civilian workforce is ultimately essential to their success, so we're now growing our veterans inclusion efforts.

Veterans for Hire: How Companies Can Help Them Build Careers

Natalie Altobello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Natalie Altobello

Hiring is only half of this battle. Making veterans feel included and supported once they join the civilian workforce is ultimately essential to their success, so we're now growing our veterans inclusion efforts.

Queen Elizabeth Leads Tributes On Remembrance Day

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.11.2013 | World

The queen and armed forces veterans led Britain in honouring the nation's wartime dead on Sunday as annual Remembrance Day services were held across t...

Abraham Lincoln's Words of Wisdom

Terri Barnes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Terri Barnes

Try whining to Mr. Lincoln about the ideological war between red and blue states. He might point out that the war between the Blue and the Gray involved real bullets and real blood, as well as a moral chasm.

Never Call Them Heroes

David W. Peters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
David W. Peters

In all my years as an enlisted Marine and an Army chaplain, I never once heard a combat veteran call another service member a hero, unless it was a joke. Heroes are superheroes and as such, they do not experience war and death as a human being. Heroes do not bleed, grieve, or feel alone.

WATCH: Obama Honors Veterans At Arlington

STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute at a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to "the heroes over the generations ...

Veterans Day: 7 Ways To Make Gratitude A Daily Practice (VIDEOS)

Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Sunday, Nov. 11, we celebrate Veterans Day, commemorating those who dedicate their lives to protecting the lives of others. Our service men and wo...

David Wood

VA Chief Charts Solid Gains For Veterans | David Wood | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Eric Shinseki took over a sleepy Department of Veterans Affairs four years ago, he decided some change was due. For one thing, tho...

That Smell: A Wounded Marine Reflects on Veterans Day

James Brobyn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
James Brobyn

Some people don't ask me to explain why certain odors elicit such a visceral emotion. Perhaps they are unsure or even afraid of what I might say next. But for those who want to hear what I experienced in combat, I will always continue. It's a story I want to tell.