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Veterans Day

Giving Veteran Entrepreneurs a Better Chance With Loans, Grants, and Good Advice

NerdWallet | Posted 11.11.2016 | Business

By Steve Nicastro Opening your own business is always tough, but American veterans who become small-business owners have added challenges. Take ...

On This Veteran's Day, Let Us Dedicate Ourselves to the Other 'One Percent'

Georgette Mosbacher | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Georgette Mosbacher

This other one percent are those men and women who volunteer to serve in our armed services. Though often invisible to us, this other one percent puts their lives on the line for our freedoms each and every day.

If Walmart Really Cares About Veterans, It Would Start Paying A Living Wage

Kenney Ford | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Kenney Ford

Talk of national support is a wonderful thing, and so is giving jobs to veterans, but this is about providing good jobs, not just any job. Through our hard work and sacrifices we, and countless other workers in retail, deserve better wages, better benefits and the opportunity to earn a better life.

To the Heroes Spending the Holidays in War-zones

Eli Crane | Posted 11.11.2016 | Business
Eli Crane

As a former Navy SEAL and a military veteran with 13 years of active duty service I can tell you first hand, how much it means to be in a foreign, hos...

Changing the Dialogue for Women Vets

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The stories of female vets don't always get traction. For example, awareness of concerns like Military Sexual Trauma have recently received recognition. Yet, the experiences that women go through in the military frequently remain under the radar.

Veterans Day, Still No Right to Vote

Neil Weare | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Neil Weare

On Veterans Day in 2015, it is a national embarrassment that more than 150,000 veterans living in U.S. territories will be denied the right to vote for their Commander-in-Chief next November.

Doing Right By Veterans: Dealing With The Long-Term Consequences Of War

Sandro Galea | Posted 11.11.2016 | Science
Sandro Galea

The tens of thousands of veterans who are returning home to our communities will need prompt access to effective care and help reintegrating into civilian life.

Study Shows Chicago Needs to Do More for Veterans

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.11.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

In honor of the nation's veterans, WalletHub conducted an analysis to determine the best and worst cities for veterans to call home. As the study poi...

Our Duty on Veterans Day: Resiliency Is a Team Effort

Michaela Haas | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Michaela Haas

This is significant on Veterans Day and on every day: to help our soldiers and our fellow survivors to bounce forward. In fact, this is our duty after they've done theirs.

America's Oldest Veteran Remembers WWII Like It Was Yesterday

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.11.2015 | Fifty

KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana Frank Levingston, reportedly the oldest living World War II veteran, has more than one reason to celebrate....

What Veterans Want, And Why The GOP Avoids It

Jon Soltz | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Social media pictures and platitudes don't make one pro-veteran. Listening, and heeding the call of veterans, makes someone pro-veteran.

33 Powerful Photos Of Military Women Serving Their Country

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women

"People don’t know: What is a female veteran? What does she look like? What does she bring to the table? What did we do over there?” That's how ve...

Why This Wounded Iraq Veteran Would 'Absolutely' Go Through It All Again

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.11.2015 | OWN

Robert Andrzejczak was 22 years old when his entire life changed. It was a January day in 2009, and Andrzejczak was on his second deployment to Iraq, ...

'We are Responsible for Our Nation and Our Communities'

Roch Turner | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Roch Turner

We can count how many meals were distributed, homes were built, or jackets provided to the homeless. But we cannot quantify the value to the service member who sees critical issues in a community being addressed, nor the value received by the recipients of that service.

Designing Prosthetics That Give Female Veterans Confidence

Shelley Zalis | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Shelley Zalis

Over the past decade, the aftermath of military combat in Iraq and Afghanistan has seen an increase in the number of veteran amputees. Female veterans face additional challenges as standard prosthetics tend to be ill suited for their bodies, which are naturally narrower at the shoulder and wider at the hips.

To Honor Veterans, Stop Executing Them

Mark Osler | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Mark Osler

One solid step towards accepting our national responsibility for veterans would be to stop executing them when they are convicted of crimes. A new report estimates that about 300 veterans are currently on death row in the United States.

White House Announces In-State Tuition For U.S. Veterans, Families

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - All recent U.S. military veterans and their families will now be offered in-state tuition rates to public colleges and ...

Here's How To Really Thank Vets For Their Military Service

Task & Purpose | Posted 11.10.2016 | Impact
Task & Purpose

For veterans and service members, receiving thanks on Veterans Day, or on any day for that matter, can elicit a wide range of emotions or reactions. S...

Honoring Veterans

Mark Steber | Posted 11.11.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

In the past, companies thanked military veterans with meals or discounts on Veterans Day and now, in part because of Social Media, we are all aware of...

Unlocking the Value of Veterans in the Workplace

Linda Huber | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Linda Huber

Veterans deserve a chance to shine after their military service, and today's companies need their skills and talent. By taking smart steps to help ease vets' transition to civilian life, companies can unlock the full potential of veterans in the workplace. In return, our companies will become stronger and more productive.

Social Security: Serving Those Who Serve Our Nation

Nancy Altman | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Though Social Security is not generally considered a veterans' benefit, it serves our veterans well. If it is expanded, it would serve them even better.

These Military Homecoming Photos Show Why Veterans Day Is Worth Celebrating

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

Veterans Day, which began as Armistice Day and honored the official end of World War I, is now a day to celebrate and remember all veterans. Throughou...

My Dad Was A Ball Turret Gunner In World War II

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 11.11.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I wasn't the brightest kid. I grew up believing the tale my father told me -- that I had spent World War II being toted around on his back. It wasn't until I was about 9-years-old that I realized the impossibility.

What It Was Like To Be Raised By A Green Beret With PTSD

Seth Gitell | Posted 11.11.2016 | Fifty
Seth Gitell

On this Veterans Day, my family will mark the fifth anniversary of my father's death. Not only did my father, Gerald Gitell, die the night of Veterans Day. He was a Special Forces combat officer in Vietnam.

What Our Vets Can Teach Us About Purpose

Shannon Schuyler | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Shannon Schuyler

This Veteran's Day, as we face the largest drawn down of troops in recent memory -- 40,000 troops by 2018 -- it seems especially important to recognize, as the Colonel has shown me, that providing new opportunities for veterans and their families is not a matter of politics or of personal opinion. It's a matter of purpose and of responsibility to the men and women and their families who have served our country and who are in need of being welcomed and positioned effectively in their next purpose-driven role.