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Veterans Day

Church Leaders Say Returning Vets Need Time, Attention

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion

(RNS) When Staff Sgt. Brandon Hill came home from his third tour in Iraq last year, he expected his wife and young daughters at the welcoming ceremony...

Why You Should Care About Veterans Day

Ellen Hopkins | Posted 01.09.2013 | Home
Ellen Hopkins

And as we consider the patriotism of our warriors returning from Afghanistan, we must also remember the sacrifices of those left waiting at home.

Sacrifices for Our Freedom

Matt Stiner | Posted 01.10.2013 | Impact
Matt Stiner

On this Veterans Day, as we honor the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedom, we must focus our attention on those veterans whose own freedom has been lost to incarceration due to substance abuse, mental illness, and trauma.

Make Every Day Veteran's Day

Dr. Tommy Sowers | Posted 01.10.2013 | Impact
Dr. Tommy Sowers

As on many Veterans Days in years past, this year we find our nation at war. The war in Afghanistan -- the longest conflict in our history -- sharply reminds us at the Department of Veteran's Affairs of our urgent and ongoing commitment to Servicemembers and Veterans.

Thirteen Works: A 'Vietnam' Reading List to Change Your Perception

John M. Del Vecchio | Posted 01.10.2013 | Home
John M. Del Vecchio

My criteria: Books which influenced my thoughts and writing; books which should still receive attention; and books which help to set the record straight or were part of the early record before the distortion.

Veterans Day: Healing The Wounds Of Those Who've Served Us -- A Spiritual Perspective

Bishop James Magness | Posted 01.10.2013 | Religion
Bishop James Magness

For people of faith, the significant challenge is whether or not we will recognize, remember and care for those who have served us in uniform during the other 364 days of the year.

PHOTOS: The City Honors Our Veterans This Weekend

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.09.2012 | San Francisco

Veterans Day is this Sunday, San Francisco. And this weekend, the city will honor the men and women who've served our country all across town. Wit...

Heroes on the Homefront

Jim Gibbons | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

It is vital that we focus on helping veterans find jobs and work with employers to identify qualified candidates so they can continue to fully contribute at home as they did during their military service.

Reflections on Veterans Day... From a Vietnam Vet Who Went to War on November 11

Doug Bradley | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Doug Bradley

I first became a soldier in a war zone on Veterans Day in 1970. My father, a World War II vet like all the other dads in our working-class, Philadelphia neighborhood, was helpless to save me.

This Veterans Day, Support Our Service Men and Women

Susan_Thomas | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact

My dual roles as a military spouse and a new mother afford me a unique and personal perspective driving me to do all I can for our nation's heroes -- especially as we reflect on their service, sacrifice and strength this Veterans Day.

Veterans Day Challenge: Help Our Veterans Help the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Gene Gurkoff | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Gene Gurkoff

William McNulty and fellow Marine Jacob Wood realized how the skills cultivated on the battlefield -- emergency medicine, risk mitigation, teamwork and decisive leadership -- are invaluable in disaster zones.

The Next Greatest Generation

Michelle Nunn | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Over the next five years, more than one million veterans will transition out of the military and rejoin communities and families across America. Many politicians speak of them as people with needs, but that's only half the picture.

Partnership Leads to New Beginning for Homeless Veterans

Christy Respress | Posted 01.09.2013 | DC
Christy Respress

This year, Veteran's Day marks a new beginning for many homeless veterans in the District who are benefiting from an innovative housing program and critical community partnerships.

This Veterans Day, Honor Our Heroes by Restoring the National Mall

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 01.09.2013 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Our country is deeply proud of our veterans. But while we honor these brave men and women every year on Veterans Day, we need to do more to preserve their legacy.

The Best Way to Thank our Nation's Finest This Veterans Day Is to Hire Them

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

To all of you who are serving, or have served, we sincerely thank you for your service, but more importantly, we are here to help you make your transition as smooth as possible by helping you find employment.

Serving Together

Jessica McNurlen | Posted 01.09.2013 | DC
Jessica McNurlen

My husband, a Marine, has been deployed four times. Each deployment has come with its own rewards and difficulties, but one constant has been the challenge of where to turn for resources for myself or to help a friend.

Yoga: How We Serve Combat Veterans Coping With Trauma

Rob Schware | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

My hope is that the yoga community can continue to collaborate to bring the benefits of yoga to those who lack access and the funds to reap those benefits.

A Veterans Day Tribute to Those Who Are Still Coming Home - from Vietnam, Korea, WWII and WWI

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

Though many don't realize it, "no man left behind" is much more than an expression. The U.S. military genuinely does all it can to recover soldiers from all conflicts, and for more than a decade, I've had the privilege of contributing to cases pertaining to WWI, WWII, Korea and Southeast Asia.

WATCH: Coming Out And Fighting For LGBT Rights As A Gay Iraq War Veteran

Rob Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Smith

This past Spirit Day I had the opportunity to speak about my experiences to college students attending a conference in upstate Pennsylvania. As we celebrate Veterans Day, it's important that we don't forget the contributions of LGBT people who have served our country.

Mentor a Woman Veteran: Give Back to Those Who Have Given So Much

Deborah Frett | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Deborah Frett

While we should thank our veterans every day, collectively we as a nation all say thank you on Veterans Day, November 11. But many of us want to offer more than just a sincere "Thank You," we would like to do something.

Honoring Our Superheroes On Veterans Day

Janine Boldrin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

America's veterans stood up on behalf of our nation; joining together with others to think beyond themselves to the greater good. Super Heroes. Yes, I definitely agree with the first grader's description of a veteran. The call came and they answered.

This Veterans Day, Their Mission Continues Coast to Coast

Eric Greitens | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Eric Greitens

Overcoming misconceptions about veterans will take time, and it will take all of us. This Veterans Day, as Americans come together to thank our veterans for their service abroad, The Mission Continues are challenging Americans to go one step further.

5 Ways To Support Military Members This Veterans Day

The Huffington Post | Zoe Mintz | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, we honor our nation’s military men and women who have made tremendous sacrifices for their country. But sometimes thei...

'Stand Down' for Veterans Day -- Then Get Them Back to Work

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Wendy N. Powell

Veterans need our help. While we talk about giving veterans a holiday from work, we need to think about getting them back to work.

Veterans Deserve More From Higher Education

Catharine Hill | Posted 01.08.2013 | College
Catharine Hill

We simply have not done enough for veterans who want to pursue higher education, especially at our nation's most selective institutions.