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Veterans Day

Why We Must Help Pass Health Benefits For 9/11 Responders And Veterans

Christine Pelosi | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Whatever our stories - wherever we were on September 11, 2001 - our 9/11 generation remembers the horrific moment when the attacks were seared into the American psyche.

The 22, With 22, For The 22

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

Every day 22 servicemen and women who served in the American armed forces commit suicide, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. It's tragic that people who have volunteered to serve our country commit suicide sometimes as a result of PTSD or "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder."

The Business of Veterans Day

Tom Aiello | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Tom Aiello

A closer look at veterans reveals a unique opportunity not only to do good for the 24 million who have worn the uniform, but also do well for the military veteran consumer market that has almost $1 trillion in spending power, and possess a fierce loyalty to brands who take care of them.

Thank a Veteran, Everyday

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
SreyRam Kuy, MD

I feel so fortunate and blessed to live in America, and to have the freedoms that we have here. I have the freedom to go to school and to get an education. I can live without fear; without having to look over my shoulder.

Time Travel Is Possible: We Did So in the Czech Republic and So Should Every Other American

Christopher Molaro | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Christopher Molaro

Agree or disagree with our foreign policy or Washington bureaucracy, these are places and events I would encourage every American to visit and pay homage. Their symbolism preserves generations.

Sara Bondioli

Here's Who You Can Thank For Not Having To Work This Christmas | Sara Bondioli | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

If you're not in the office on Christmas Day, thank your company. But government policy may have played a role in that as well, even if you aren't...

My Remarkable Veteran's Day Experience

Major Miguel Reece (Retired) | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Major Miguel Reece (Retired)

I was mesmerized as I rode down Fifth Avenue in New York City. I was honored to ride on the City University of New York (CUNY) float during the annual Veterans' Day parade.

Why You Don't Know She's a Military Veteran and Four Things You Can Do

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

But while we prepare our service members to hang up their uniforms and to enter the civilian workforce, we must stop the media vomit of stories that position military women as victims because the truth is the exact opposite of that.

Do You Know Where Afghanistan Is?

Noor Tagouri | Posted 01.20.2015 | DC
Noor Tagouri

We have been engaged in Afghanistan longer than any conflict in American history. Over 13 years. And, on Veterans Day, when we honor those who have fought for our country, I was curious to know if Americans could locate the place our service members have been the longest.

To End All War's Trauma

Nan Levinson | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Nan Levinson

Let's have Veterans Day stories about okay-feeling veterans. Let's have them year-round. Let's also have the stories of veterans who don't feel okay, not because of what was done to them, but because of what they did to the countries they occupied and the people whose lives they turned upside down.

Suspect Arrested In Brazen Diamond District Heist

AP | Posted 11.18.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a midday jewelry store robbery in New York City's Diamond District. Rond...

Dosey Doe to War: It Never Gets Old

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

Statements such as Hagel's are not only untrustworthy, they are deceptive and misleading. They provide cover as we repeat the very military action the words ostensibly seek to avoid. This is delusion-in-action.

98-Year-Old Vet Dresses In Uniform One Last Time On Veterans Day, Dies Hours Later

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact

Dressed from head to toe in U.S. Army green, Justus "Jay " Belfield celebrated his final Veterans Day in style. The 98-year-old World War II vet di...

WWII Veteran, 98, Dons Uniform For Final Salute

AP | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

GLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — On Veterans Day, Justus Belfield donned his Army uniform one more time, even though he was too weak to leave his bed at an up...

Two Poems Post Veterans Day: One of Death, One of Life

Matthew Hoh | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Matthew Hoh

Now I have two poems to read each Veterans Day. One to ensure those who have suffered never leave my purpose and my life, and the second, to remind me that this is my purpose and that this is my life.

Forbidden to Feed the Homeless?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 01.13.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

The American government estimates (very conservatively) that there are more than 49,000 homeless veterans on any given night. These are among the people who we are now forbidden to feed? This law must be repealed, and the Jewish people need be at the forefront of this call to action.

Mike Erwin, Founder, Team RWB, Active Military and Veterans' Advocate

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

A career military man, Erwin is a true patriot, having served in Iraq and Afghanistan for a total of 28 months. Spending so much time in combat zone...

What Does Your Courage Look Like?

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

So here we are. Halloween over. Election Day over. Veteran's Day here. And all I can think about is: Courage.

Vet Who Lost Both Legs Says 'You Cannot Take Away' His Spirit

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact

At the Concert for Valor on the National Mall on Tuesday night, the 100,000-strong crowd erupted in cheers as Army Master Sgt. Cedric King's words ech...

Military Dogs Offered Well-Deserved Free Medical Care After Serving Our Country

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.12.2014 | Good News

After the nation honored the members of our military on Tuesday, it's the perfect time to also remember our friends on four legs that have been a valu...

11 Athletes Who Became Real American Heroes For Their Military Service

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports

True heroism is not measured in touchdowns. Profound courage is not displayed by limping into Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Real sacrifice isn't something...

Sarah Harvard

John Oliver Weighs In On The 2016 Presidential Race | Sarah Harvard | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- HBO host John Oliver has no idea which politicians will run for president in 2016, but he is sure of one thing: It's going to be hilario...

Bush League Redux

Justin Frank | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Justin Frank

Veterans Day 2014 was an unusual day for George W, Bush to publish a biography of his father, George H.W. Bush.

Gary Sinise: Government Alone Can't Take Care Of Our Veterans

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs restructures itself to improve access to its services, celebrity advocates for vete...

Sarah Harvard

Veterans Honored On National Mall With Concert For Valor | Sarah Harvard | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Marine First Lt. Nathan Krissoff was only 25 years old when he was killed in Iraq in December 2006. Three years later, Bill Kr...