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Veterans Day

Why Medicine Alone Can't Help Our Veterans

Chrisanne Gordon | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Chrisanne Gordon

As a medical professional and a person who has experienced the effects of TBI through personal injury, it is impossible for me to sit idly by when so many of our returning heroes return with injuries which forever change the very ways they think and process information.

From the Battlefield to the Corner Office: Five Reasons Why Veterans Make Great Business Leaders

Kerrie MacPherson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kerrie MacPherson

A veteran's contribution to his or her country is never finished. Whether defending one's fellow soldiers or launching a business that creates opportunities for others, the entrepreneurial veteran is definitely someone to be honored, celebrated and encouraged.

Veterans and PTSD

Marcus Landsberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Marcus Landsberg

When we find ourselves saying, "uh-oh, he must be dangerous, he's ex-military," let's catch ourselves and realize that if the veteran is dangerous, he is dangerous for us, not against us.

Reflections of a Citizen Soldier After Veterans Day

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Previously published on BillMoyers.com WWII veteran Bernard Weisberger reflects on the service of men and women who were brave, loyal and heroic -- a...

GOP Lawmaker Gets Confused By Satirical Article, Goes After MSNBC Host Chris Hayes

The Huffington Post | Farah Mohamed | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) castigated MSNBC host Chris Hayes this week, calling him "America's village idiot" in a Facebook post. Latham, however, ended...

For Veterans Day, Three Powerful Stories of Service

Tracy Hoover | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

I’d like to pay tribute to all veterans by telling you the story of three people – a boy who lost his dad on 9/11, an Army helicopter pilo...

Remembrance for the Witches

Annie Finch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Annie Finch

This year the cords are strong, and many days after Samhain I can still feel the ancestors' timeless spirits very near, vibrating and creating sweet light and wide perspective for me as I navigate the roughs and shallows of this complex and finite life.

GLAM4GOOD Stands Up For Heroes with Style

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 03.03.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

For the third year in a row, my organization GLAM4GOOD worked with Bob and Lee Woodruff to create the fashion initiative we call STYLE4HEROES: a day of fashion and beauty that pampers the deserving women brought in from across the country to attend the annual gala.

A Kinder, Gentler World for Our Veterans

Donna M. Butts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

Veterans Day provides the perfect opportunity to renew our national promise and stand long for our vets who deserve our respect and a new day, who make it possible -- as Led Zeppelin sings it -- for our forest, and future generations, to "echo with laughter."

Obama Meets With The Oldest Living American Veteran: A Badass 107-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama met with Richard Overton, the oldest living veteran, at the White House on Monday. Overton, who is 107 years old, was honore...

Our Nation Calls

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Chris Komisarjevsky

From distant writers comes a passionate plea for both the care and honor that our veterans deserve. In the midst of the many heartfelt tributes and p...

The Aftermath of Battle

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mark Rubinstein

The "treatment" provided our veterans not only fails to help them, but creates the burden of addiction with its attendant psychic and social concerns--superimposed on smoldering PTSD.

To Serve

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Adam Kirk Edgerton

I miss my grandfather. He would have been ninety-seven; he lived to almost ninety-two. For all of the patriotic swerve and swagger today, the parades and the pomp, I can think of nothing else but him.

Veterans Day: Get Outside

Stacy Bare | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Stacy Bare

People always ask me the best way to say thank you to a veteran or service member and their families in what can often be an awkward exchange that muddles the heartfelt gratitude of the non-veteran. My answer is always the same: get outdoors.

Forgotten War Heroes This Veteran's Day

Suzanne Roy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Suzanne Roy

This Veterans Day please remember the sacrifices of all veterans, including the tens of thousands of horses who tirelessly served this country, and their descendants, who today are forgotten and literally thrown away.

This Is What Our Military Looks Like

Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion

There are 1.5 million men and women who are actively serving the United States in uniform, and veterans make up many times that number. The U.S. Arme...

Veteran's Day Musical Magic: LA Rocker Brings Military Spouses in CAMMO on Stage at Hard Rock

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Kaas Boyle

What happened on stage that Saturday night in Hollywood, captured by photographer Billy Bennight and Alexandra's dad Rino Lee, on home video, was a spontaneous and brilliant burst of fireworks just in time for Veteran's Day.

Stocks Hit Another Record High

AP | STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average rose to another all-time high on Wall Street Monday. The market edged higher from Frid...

A Love Story That Transcends War

Peggie Walsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Peggie Walsh

With Veteran's Day, the focus is on our service men and women that unselfishly serve our country. This brings me a very special love story that is near and dear to my heart. It wasn't until I discovered the long lost love letters my father wrote to my mother that was I able to piece together this very touching account of two young people separated by war.

On Veterans Day, Photos From A 'Forgotten War'

Posted 11.11.2013 | World

Sandwiched between World War II and the Vietnam War, the Korean War at times goes overlooked in discussions of the 20th century's massive global confl...

Veterans Day for New Americans

William J. vanden Heuvel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William J. vanden Heuvel

We are all here because America is the land where we believe, as the Founding Fathers wrote, that "we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights and among those rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." That is the definition of America that each generation is challenged to understand, to advance, to make real.

To Honor Veterans, Help Those Fighting the Invisible War

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

We have the power this Veterans Day to use more than words but deeds to honor veterans. Our time of service begins with acknowledging that far too many service members past and present are fighting an invisible war from PTSD and military sexual assault.

Original 'Rosie The Riveter' Gets A Call From Joe Biden

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

We know that Vice President Joe Biden is keen on making memorable phone calls to mark important milestones, and this Veterans Day was no exception. ...

Thank You, Veterans

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

We offer a salute to all veterans from contributing illustrator Paul Combs. Click to see the whole thing....

Borinqueneers Deserve Their Gold Medals

National Council of La Raza | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The Borinqueneers was the only Hispanic-segregated active-duty unit ever in the U.S. Armed Forces that played a prominent role in three U.S. wars.