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Veterans Day

WATCH: Barbara, Elisabeth Clash Over Petraeus Scandal

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.12.2012 | Media

"View" co-hosts Barbara Walters and Elisabeth Hasselbeck clashed during Monday's show. During a discussion on Gen. Petraeus' Friday resignation in ...

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.

The Election Is Over: Let's Make Sure Veterans Don't Lose

Christopher J. Flynn | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Christopher J. Flynn

We can't depend on politicians to address veteran issues unless they matter to everyone. Regardless of whether you are a veteran or not, it should matter to you that those who selflessly protect our freedom and defend our nation get the care they deserve and the help they need.

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...

Veterans Day in a Still Deeply Fractured America

William Bradley | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

The last Veterans Day commemorated during combat operations in the Afghan War and the first to take place after a decade of war in Iraq arrived hard on the heels of the sudden shock resignation of the most prominent soldier of the era, David Petraeus.

Hidden In Plain Sight: Moral Injury As A Wound Of War

Gabriella Lettini, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Religion
Gabriella Lettini, Ph.D.

This Veteran's Day, let's honor veterans and all people affected by war by striving to understand and address moral injury and the ever-lingering and far reaching consequences of war. The process of healing cannot start unless we can engage what truly ails us.

Nation Pays Tribute To Veterans Day (PHOTOS)

AP | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

BY CHRISTINA HOAG, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunda...

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.

Eleanor Goldberg

Vet Hunters: Keeping Vets Together Is Key To Ending Veteran Homelessness | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact

After Jason Snyder finished a tour in Afghanistan, where he says he cleaned up the remains of soldiers blown up by IEDs, he was eager to start over. B...

WATCH: What Makes A Gay Soldier Different From A Straight Soldier?

Posted 11.12.2012 | Gay Voices

A poignant new video which aims to draw attention to how gay and lesbian soldiers continue to face discrimination even after the repeal of "Don't Ask,...

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.

Post-Election Blues & Reds: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Noel Irwin Hentschel

Red Americans are blue and depressed about the results of the recent election. Blue Americans are red beaming with delight for the outcome. But my fellow Americans, there is only one color that defines Veterans Day, purple.

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.

A Hero's Farewell and a Daughter's Undying Love

Rita Cosby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rita Cosby

As the embassy dignitaries solemnly approached me to officially present my father's medal, my eyes immediately filled with tears. They caringly placed one of his country's highest honors into the palm of my shaking hand. It was a profound and overwhelming moment that was decades in the making.

Coming Home

Elisabeth Mason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth Mason

Actions, of course, speak much louder than mere sentiments of gratitude. And on that score, we have yet to face the true test. As the Iraq and Afghanistan wars come to a close, we will welcome back whole divisions of military men and women.

Help a World War II Veteran's Diary Come Home

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

It has become an honor every year around Veterans Day for me to write about our veterans, our heroes -- still alive or resting in peace. This year, in a way, it is no different. It is about a World War II veteran, a hero, and it is about duty, honor, country.

Coming Together to Tackle Unemployment Among Veterans

Bill Lawson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Bill Lawson

If you have no veterans with disabilities working for you then that's a problem -- but it's a problem we can solve together. We need you to reach out to us.

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.

It's Veterans Day

Michael Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Our recent wars are more personal. Squads fighting against squads. The very specific violence of an IED. They may have read the poem below, stark and dispiriting, and went anyway. Today we should remember and honor them all.

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...