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Veterans Day

Armistice Day Honors Fallen Soldiers Around The World

Posted 01.09.2012 | World

On November 11 each year, thousands around the world pause to honor members of the armed forces who have lost their lives since World War I. Armistice...

My Father's Silent War

Laura Harrington | Posted 01.09.2012 | Women
Laura Harrington

A gut-wrenching truth that any soldier will tell you is that you can't talk about it. The minute you make it a story, you've started to lie; you have to choose a point of view, embellish, or leave things out.

This Veterans Day, Safeguard Our Greatest National Treasure

Tammy Duckworth | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Tammy Duckworth

Today, less than one percent of our nation serves in uniform. These men and women, along with their families, have sacrificed so much for us. That's why today should also be a time for all of us, as a nation, to think about what we can do in return.

On Veterans Day - What We Tell Our Children

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 01.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

What are you telling your children today about Veterans Day? What do they understand about why they have a day off from school on Friday? How do you explain military service to your young children?

PHOTOS: Stories Of Bravery From Medal Of Honor Recipients

Posted 01.11.2012 | Books

A new edition has just been published of the book "Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty" (Artisan, $45.) Containing letters ...

PHOTOS: Top 10 Veterans Day Destinations

Cheapflights | Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel
Cheapflights

If you're looking for a new way to honor the nearly 25 million United States vets this coming Veterans Day, consider a trip to one of these profound memorials, museums and battlefields in cities across the country.

Remembrance Day: What My Father Taught Me About War

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

But my father didn't think that war was funny. My father for a long time would not let me have a toy gun. Guns were not toys, they killed people.

Who Will Care For The Caregiver?

Lee Woodruff | Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

Each Veteran's Day we spend a great deal of effort honoring those who have served. And rightly so. But this year let's also honor the loved ones here at home who serve every day in unsung roles.

Veterans: A New Era Of Serving God And Country

Bishop James Magness | Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion
Bishop James Magness

Even though far less than 1 percent of our citizens of our country serve in any branch of the military, as a society we have become very connected with men and women in the military services.

11/11/11 -- Not Just A Funky Date

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

With the Iraq War set to end soon and the Afghanistan War entering its second decade following the death of Osama bin Laden, this may be the biggest and most important Veterans Day ever. We must remember that new veterans are an investment for the entire country. They represent exactly what America needs right now to rebuild its economy and propel its future: leadership, resilience and a commitment to serve. They're a generation who can turn our country around -- and who can lead America into the future. The New Greatest Generation is America's future. And that's why we should invest in their potential -- not just on Veterans Day, but every day of the year. And it starts on 11/11/11.

Veterans Day: Thank You for Your Service

Kevin Bell | Posted 01.14.2012 | Religion
Kevin Bell

The generosity of schoolchildren, restaurant patrons, and secret-Santas from all over America kept me from slipping into cynicism in the mountains of Afghanistan.

Honoring Women Veterans

Marlo Thomas | Posted 01.11.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

If your image of a troubled veteran is a homeless man, you're half-right. Yes, he needs your help. But so does his military sister.

Obama To Observe Veterans Day With Arlington Rites

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. — Heralding the end of one war and the drawdown of another, President Barack Obama observed Veterans Day on Friday by urging Amer...

Veterans Day: A Time To Remember, A Time To Honor

Jenny Block | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Jenny Block

My father, Rabbi Kenneth Block, is a chaplain at the Veteran's Hospital in Perry Point, Md. In honor of Veterans Day, I was interested in getting his take on being a chaplain and working with veterans who have spent their lives in service to our country.

14 Veteran's Day Freebies For Those Who Served

Daily Finance | Posted 01.10.2012 | Impact

As a salute to those who have served our country, on Friday, many restaurants and other businesses are offering freebies to active military and vetera...

Senator: There's 'One Issue We Should Never Be Divided On'

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON -- A united Senate emphatically approved legislation Thursday intended to help unemployed veterans and companies doing business with t...

Michael McAuliff

Jim DeMint Calls Bill A Democratic 'Trick'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) distinguished himself Thursday as the only senator to oppose a measure aimed at hiring veterans, calling it a "...

Guard, Reserve Demonstrate Uncommon Sacrifice

Jason Kander | Posted 01.10.2012 | Impact
Jason Kander

One weekend a month, two weeks a year -- that old slogan would seem almost quaint if it weren't so outdated. This Veterans Day, the sacrifices of thousands of our guard and reserve families simply cannot be overstated.

Veterans: Serving Those Who Served

Georgette Mosbacher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Georgette Mosbacher

This Veterans Day we will celebrate those who have put their lives on the line for the rest of us. Let's all attend a parade and thank them with our cheers. But better still, let's ensure that the America to which they gave so much gives back to them -- with a job and a secure, safe future.

The First Proco Joe Moreno

Joe Moreno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

War should not be glorified, but the millions of individuals like my grandfather, who have defended and continue to defend us, should be.

Rise And Honor

J.R. Martinez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
J.R. Martinez

This Veterans Day, take the time to give back to wounded vets everywhere by donating whatever you can to our veterans. They're proud of their country. Let's show them we're proud of their service.

A Time to Stand for Our Veterans

Patrick Murphy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Patrick Murphy

As a country, we have a sacred trust with our men and women in uniform that begins with enlistment, but never ends. This Veterans Day let's say thank you to our troops in a real way by offering them the opportunities that our grandparents enjoyed following World War II.

Why 11/11/11 Might NOT Be A Lucky Day To Get Married

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 01.09.2012 | Weddings

Nov. 11, 2011 is turning out to be a notable date for two reasons: The fact that it will be celebrated in the U.S. as Veteran's Day and because when i...

Remember the Littlest Veterans

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2012 | Parents
BJ Gallagher

Military brats serve their country, too, and they pay a price every day of their childhoods. They are the littlest soldiers -- the youngest veterans. Remember them. Thank them. Hug them.

Team Rubicon: Helping Vets Heal the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

In honor of Veterans Day, here's a much-needed story about the courage, goodwill and valuable skills that our veterans have to offer our society.