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Veterans Honored On National Mall With Concert For Valor | Sarah Harvard | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Marine First Lt. Nathan Krissoff was only 25 years old when he was killed in Iraq in December 2006. Three years later, Bill Kr...

David Bowie Accidentally Taught Me Yoga in Boot Camp

James Brown | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
James Brown

A silent boot camp listening party for one probably can't be called yoga practice if the definition of yoga practice includes an intention to do yoga, because I had no idea what that meant at the time. But, what I experienced was that, intentionally or not, my mind found ways to feel better.

Honoring Veterans by Expanding National Service

Stephen J. Hadley | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Stephen J. Hadley

The service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform has been the foundation for American leadership in the world. That world still needs American leadership. But that leadership does not just require a strong armed forces.

Bruce Springsteen Performs Anti-War Anthem At Veteran's Day Concert

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Zac Brown and a few more high-profile artists took the stage at the "Concert for Valor" in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday...

Moving Past the Thanks

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

My military family now numbers 21 million -- the number of veterans we commemorate today. These heroes deserve to be thanked for their tremendous service to their country. But, like many civilians, often veterans are uncomfortable being singled out. So what to do?

Picking Up the Feathers

Dawn Weber | Posted 01.11.2015 | Good News
Dawn Weber

I could always tell when he was thinking about the war. It hung in his blue eyes. Far away, like clouds. Wet, like rain.

When Opponents Weren't Enemies: Michigan's Harry Kelly and G. Mennen Williams -- Politically Opposed, Mutually Respectful

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.11.2015 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Today we thank our veterans for their service but do we really follow the lead of "the greatest generation?"

Veteran's Day: Remembering the True Cost

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Keith M. Parsons

Commemorations are good. It is good to stand with eyes lowered and to hear the bell ring and the bugle sound. The only danger is that in honoring the veterans, both living and dead, we will let our feelings be cheapened into flag-waving sentimentality.

Disney During World War II and Hope: Entertainer of the Century Showcase Two Hollywood Legends Who Did Everything They Could for the Troops

Jim Hill | Posted 01.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As a former servicemember, I have to admit that I'm always intrigued by how various entertainment entities observe Veterans Day.

Improving Housing Options for New York City Veterans

Letitia James | Posted 01.11.2015 | New York
Letitia James

Today is Veteran's Day, a time to honor the service of all those who serve our country. As we express our gratitude to veterans for protecting our freedom, it is imperative that we provide them the necessary services and benefits they rightfully deserve.

The Kona Ironman Chronicles: Lisa Hallett's Story

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

I am amazed at how profoundly a single day in October affects me each year, and this year affected my family as well.

Hagel Sports A Face Bandage After Minor Kitchen Accident

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appeared at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery ...

Military Community Shares Innovative Ideas That Are Changing Our World

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

Got Your 6 wants all Americans to see the military community like it does. The nonprofit, which works to empower military members to become leaders...

The Power Of Pets For Veterans With PTSD

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

As we dedicate Veteran's Day to paying homage to the thousands of brave men and women who protect our country, we also recognize those organizations t...

Veterans Day and the Gospel of Food for Hungry Children

William Lambers | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Although we do not often hear about the role of the U.S. military in feeding the hungry, it's a mission that goes back many years. It makes sense too because where there is war there is hunger.

A Dream to Pursue

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

On Nov. 19, 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. It is one the most remarkable, if not the most remarkable, speeches in A...

Tomas Young, Wounded Iraq Veteran And One Of The Harshest War Critics, Dies At Age 34

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

This Veteran's Day, HuffPost looks back at the life of veteran Tomas Young, who died Monday night. He was 34. The Iraq War veteran made waves in M...

Beyond Iraq And Afghanistan: Fighting The Stereotype War

Adam Hanft | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Adam Hanft

Indeed, the media knows that the story of vets-gone-bad is irresistible to the public - and irresistibility in media terms means profit. But every story about one vet makes it harder for a thousand others to get hired.

Armistice Day and WWI's Global Effects

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 01.11.2015 | World
Christopher McKnight Nichols

What rapidly came to be called the "Great War" was widely understood not just as a "world" war but also as an "epochal" moment in world history. It was the first "total war" in which entire nations and peoples could be organized toward the waging of war.

Americans Commemorate Veterans Day Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

Thousands of Americans celebrated Veterans Day on Tuesday, honoring and showing their support for those who served by participating in parades, visiti...

The Amazing Way One Urban Ministry Is Serving Veterans

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion

At Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries (RMM) in New York, honoring those who have served in the military goes beyond just observing Veterans Day. After ...

Find Veterans Day's Roots at Kansas City's National WWI Museum

Lisa Singh | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Lisa Singh

(All photos courtesy: National World War I Museum) Long before it was ever called Veterans Day, the annual holiday in honor of America's armed forces...

Anny's Story: Success After Service

Jim Gibbons | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Anny was still a teenager when she joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2002. Eager to serve her country and see the world, Anny enlisted before her senior...

Semper Free: Of Hummingbirds and Heroes

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Kimann Schultz

Years later, I was given a small gift of redemption. I hope sparrows fill heavenly trees and know I meant well and know that I hold to this day the lesson of the hatchling sparrow's unanswerable exit from this plain of existence.

This Veterans Day, Demand Vets Be Protected From Antiquated Marijuana Laws

Jessica Gelay | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Jessica Gelay

Even in states with medical marijuana laws, VA clinicians are still forbidden to discuss the benefits of this medicine with their patients.