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Veterans Day

For Veterans Day Next Year: Let's Stay Out of Unnecessary Foreign Wars

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

The U.S. was born in war. Sometimes military action is necessary. But not often. Indeed, virtually never these days. Almost all of the conflicts so often initiated or joined by Washington implicate no important, let alone vital, interests. Most are far more likely to undermine than advance liberty and peace.

The Parades Are Over. Where Are Your Vets?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Jerry Ashton

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.

The One-Five-15 Challenge

Marjorie Morrison | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Marjorie Morrison

Veteran's Day is a time for all Americans to take a day off and thank our servicemembers and veterans for their sacrifices in stepping up to protect our country's freedom. The week after Veterans Day is when our active duty go back to their installations, and the rest of Americans go back to business in their regular lives.

Veterans Need Transition Assistance From the Top-Down

Dakota Meyer | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Last week was a big one for veterans, the most important news being the 240th birthday of one of the greatest institutions known to man -- the United States Marine Corps. Next year will mark a decade since I raised my right hand and joined something so much bigger than myself.

The Part Of JP Morgan's Veterans Hiring Program It Would Prefer You Forget

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

When JP Morgan saw the unacceptably high level of unemployment among recent veterans, it decided to hire thousands of veterans and form a coalition o...

Not Forgotten

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

It had none of the glamour, and many people I talked to didn't even know it existed. I wouldn't have either if I hadn't been detoured by a road closed...

Quadruple Amputee Vet Thought He Was A 'Monster.' His Family Just Sees Him As Dad

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact

Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, who lost all his limbs after an IED blast while on active duty back in 2012, joined HuffPost L...

In Veteran Hiring, It's Culture -- Not Numbers -- That Makes the Difference

Chris Marvin | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Chris Marvin

In the wake of Veterans Day, we can take inventory of the pledges made by companies to hire more veterans.

All The Single Ladies

Michelle Tennant Nicholson | Posted 11.12.2015 | Media
Michelle Tennant Nicholson

If you're thinking you need short lead media coverage (think radio, TV) then go with holidays happening this month. If you're wanting long lead media coverage (think magazines and print) then go with holidays happening next year.

Veterans Day Is a Good Day to Start a New Discussion

Wayne Maines | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Wayne Maines

We live in the United States of America, but my family and so many others have to live in hiding to protect our gender non-conforming children/transgender children. We have to fight against Religious Freedom bills that are based upon unfounded fears and propaganda.

The Morning After Veterans Day: Why the Fight Doesn't End With the War

Reba Riley | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Reba Riley

But just as there is a morning after Veterans Day, when most of the country goes on with little thought to those who give their lives for our freedom, there is the morning after our soldiers come home, when most citizens go on with little thought for our soldiers' continued-- often unseen--struggle.

Swimming to Recovery: My Paralympic Dreams as a Navy Veteran

Brad Snyder | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Brad Snyder

For me, my purpose while serving in Afghanistan was very clear to me, and was very easy to see. After being injured on September 7, 2011, that purpose became a little more difficult to define.

Service Before Self: Why We Need to Support the Franklin Project

Randy Frazier Jr. | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Randy Frazier Jr.

In 1988, my peers and I had ample motivation to serve. In today's political, economic, and social environment I worry that my children may not have the opportunities or motivation to similarly serve their country.

A Salute To This Nation's Hidden Heroes

Jo Ann Jenkins | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty
Jo Ann Jenkins

Unpaid family members in the United States provide more than $470 billion worth of at-home care every year. Among these caregivers are the families of America's wounded warriors. Who are their caregivers?

Beyond the Uniform and Simple Thanks

Joel Peterson | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Joel Peterson

Don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful for all the many friends and acquaintances who are truly generous and genuine with their thanks.But, many veterans have shared that they feel what I feel: awkward, weird, half embarrassed, a bit resentful, but also proud.

Veterans Earn The Most In These States

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

You probably could've guessed that U.S. military veterans living close to the Pentagon make a decent living. But how about veterans in the count...

Why Veterans Groups Are Worried About Privatization Of The VA

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

Top Republicans’ growing support for privatization of the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system is frightening some veterans groups...

'Pot Over Pills' Protesters Camp Out For Veterans Day

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Protesters spent the night camped out in front of the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs to bring awareness to the 22 veterans who die by...

Here's How People Are Commemorating Veterans Day

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

Veterans Day on Wednesday marked a way for people around the country and the world to commemorate those who serve. Thousands participated in various p...

Politicians Thank Vets On Veterans Day

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

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One Man's Mission To Help Veterans Find Work Through Uber

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.12.2015 | Technology

An ambitious new project is hoping to turn veterans into entrepreneurs using the power of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Called G.I. Driver...

Couple Launches College Scholarship Fund To Raise Millions For Veterans

The Huffington Post | Ruby Mellen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

A new scholarship fund is going to make it easier for U.S. veterans to fund their higher education.  Avis and Bruce Richards, a couple based in ...

Military Homecoming Has Touching Surprise Twist At The End

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.13.2015 | Good News

A moving video gives us a glimpse into what family members go through when their military member loved ones are away serving their country.&nb...

Now I Understand Veterans Day in a Different Way

Michael Schulder | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Michael Schulder

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.

Powered By AARP: Salute to Hidden Heroes | Posted 11.11.2015 | Black Voices

Unpaid family members in the United States provide more than $470 billion worth of at-home care every year. Among these caregivers are the families of America's wounded warriors.