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Veterans Day

Veterans Deserve Better

Hector Villagra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Hector Villagra

"Veterans don't deserve special care, benefits or assistance." How many Americans hold this view? How many would vote for a politician who supported it? And yet this is the message that veterans like Greg Valentini hear every day.

Hope for Veterans Day

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

If you haven't worn the uniform, you don't know what that's like. You're also prone to underestimate what can go wrong as well as what can be achieved, to make blithe assumptions based on unfounded notions and no experience at all.

What Veterans And Their Families Can Teach America About Keeping Calm And Carrying On

Vivian Greentree | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Vivian Greentree

Between the uncertainties, the separation from family and friends, and the very real threat of imminent danger, the day-to-day challenges facing military servicemembers and their families are unparalleled. And yet, despite the stress levels, men and women continue to volunteer to serve; a decision that is usually supported by their families. Are they like superheroes, preternaturally disposed to keep calm and carry on? Or do they know some tricks and secrets to cope with the constant anxiety and the high-stress situations?

Honoring and Supporting Vets Beyond Veteran's Day: One Marine's Journey

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cari E. Guittard

With this one tireless Marine leading the charge and now shifting the focus of the effort to addressing the alarming rise in PTSD, this Veteran's Day I wanted to sit down with Captain Bunch and ask him to reflect on the lessons learned and where OOA goes from here.

Our Responsibility to Veterans

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

How can you really know how your coworker's or neighbor's transition home is going if you don't ask? It doesn't take much to start a conversation that could lead to a friendship that might change your life -- a relationship that could be of tremendous value to someone who has sacrificed so much for all of us.

On Veterans Day, Please Don't Tell Me 'Thank You'

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

I still witness those thank yous being given to vets and service members who actually do deserve them. But they're still shouts across a canyon that isn't getting any smaller. The civilian-military divide is still as large as it ever was.

LBJ and Veterans Day

Doug Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

It was a week before the November 3 presidential election but, quite honestly, since I couldn't even vote and, I could have cared less. My sights were set on attending college the following fall and eventually becoming a lawyer. The world was going to be my oyster. Or so I thought.

If This Doesn't Make Your Veterans Day We Don't Know What Will

Posted 11.24.2013 | Good News

If this story doesn’t make your Veterans Day weekend, we don’t know what will. Ten-year-old Rylie Higa is the only child of a single mother. H...

FX's Television Show Legit Salutes Veterans

Kerry Patton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Kerry Patton

CO-Executive Producer Paul Bernard immediately knew what Jefferies wanted and after a quick conversation with Peter O'Fallon, Co-Creator and Executive Producer/Director, the two came up with the unthinkable -- put real veterans who served abroad on the show.

This Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Honors Japanese-American Soldiers

Civil Beat | Manjari Fergusson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

The USS Missouri Memorial Association’s annual Veterans Day sunset ceremony at Pearl Harbor will honor the 70th anniversary of the Nisei Veterans of...

Fighting for Those Who Fight for Us

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

While our nation enjoys time away from work, students are home from school and many are taking advantage of the various Veterans Day sales -- our nation needs to stop and remember the significance of Veterans Day.

Successful Veterans Reintegration Starts With Holistic Services and Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Though Veterans Day comes just once a year, we should remember to thank and support our veterans all year long. At Goodwill, we encourage you to let the veterans in your life know that we stand ready to help them address their career needs.

Three Ways Modern Technology Increases the Likelihood of PTSD Among Veterans

Andrew Smiler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrew Smiler

In a culture where being a worker, earning your keep, and providing for your family are highly valued and taking time to sit and reflect is seen as an indulgence, we've deprived our returning veterans of something they very much need: time to wind down and return to the thing we call normal.

One Day Isn't Enough

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

The skills that those who have served in the military can provide - perseverance, leadership, strength and teamwork - are skills that are in demand in today's workforce - each and every day.

Are Colleges Helping or Harming Returning Veterans?

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

College and universities in the United States have a long history of offering veterans an opportunity to use their education benefits to help pay for their higher education. But is helping pay for their tuition enough to get a veteran into the workforce?

Veterans Day and Fighting World Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

We know that hundreds of millions of hungry and sick people around the world is not peace. It is certainly not the peaceful world that veterans of World War One hoped to see come about.

Honoring Our Littlest Warriors

Linda Davidson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Linda Davidson

Survey results consistently find that four out of five military children deal with increased stress and anxiety when a parent is deployed overseas or recovering from severe injury.

Writing and Why the Military Community Needs It

Mike Liguori | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mike Liguori

Everybody loves a good story. In fact, grandpa's war stories regardless of how many times you have heard it never get old.

Veterans Day: War and Social Numbness

B.J. Garrison | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
B.J. Garrison

It should go without saying, one would think, that no reasonable human would see fake blood on a football uniform as cool. Simulated war from the safety of our sofa may be fun, but is it wise to glorify it in this way?

The Forgotten 14% -- Our Female Vets

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Men constitute 86 percent of active duty forces, and make up 90 percent of the homeless veteran population. For women, the numbers are 14 percent and 10 percent respectively. But the reasons are different.

Our Veterans Deserve More Than Tickets to a Ball Game

Larry Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Let's make this Veterans Day a time to recommit to our values, as we honor those who served and those who work hard every day, whose jobs, living standards and rights are on the line.

Giving Back to Our Returning Veterans

James R. Knickman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
James R. Knickman

We have crowds with signs and balloons and yellow ribbons and cameras welcoming veterans home as they step off that plane; we have parades and sales at the mall a couple of times a year in honor of their service. But as veterans and their families settle back into life at home together, I fear we still fall short.

They fought for us. Will you fight for them?

Nan Roman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nan Roman

On a single night in January in 2012, hundreds of volunteers across the nation conducted the biennial homeless census. They scoured their communities,...

WATCH: New Zealand Haka For Fallen Soldiers Accomplishes What Words Can't

Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

As Veterans Day approaches and the country prepares to honor our servicemembers and their sacrifices, it seems almost impossible to honor our veterans...

In Praise of Ordinary Men Who Became Heroes

Cindi Bigelow | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Cindi Bigelow

The price to preserve freedom is always a costly one, but it offers a lesson that every school child and adult in America should be reminded of again and again. These are lessons of history that can never be forgotten for the sake of those who died