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Veterans Day

How to Really Support the Troops: Stop the Politics of Dysfunction

Sergeant First Class Vincent Staub | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sergeant First Class Vincent Staub

So to the members of the U.S. Senate, I say: if you want to really support the troops this Veterans Day weekend, turn off the destructive partisanship and come together to do what is best for veterans and military families.

Honoring Veterans by Hiring Veterans

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Thomas E. Perez

The question isn't: Why would you want to hire a veteran? The question is: Why wouldn't you? They represent the very best America has to offer. If we trusted them with the nation's security, why wouldn't you trust them with a responsible job?

War Memorials Should Honor All That Serve

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

While evangelical Christians are some of the loudest supporters of our troops, many of their leaders want to ignore or marginalize the sacrifices of minority religious and non-religious service members who fought on behalf of this country.

In Honor of Their Service, the Arts Answer the Call

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

When effectively employed in communities, the arts offer lifelong opportunities for service members, veterans and their families not only to address, but also to transcend the traumatic experience.

Is This How to Salute a Veteran?

Richard Trumka | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Today we celebrate Veterans Day. Let's take this opportunity to honor the men and women who have served our nation to protect and defend the freedoms we all enjoy. But we shouldn't just talk about "honor." America's veterans need action, not words.

Grateful for Jay on Veteran's Day

Adia Colar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Adia Colar

He hasn't called yet and I don't know if he will, but even if he doesn't, it's really okay. The important thing is that he's doing better. I know he's doing better -- it was unmistakable. For the first time in years, I won't be mournfully remembering him.

A Call to Action for America's Employers

Dakota Meyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Today, as we take a moment to think about how we can honor the great men and women that have served our country, consider hiring employees that will make your business smarter and stronger. Hire a veteran, and then hire some more.

Veterans Deserve Far More Than a Holiday

Steven Fulop | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Steven Fulop

Today is Veteran's Day, an often overlooked holiday honoring American military veterans. Unfortunately, the relative obscurity of the holiday is a metaphor for the reduced support by our government for the millions of veterans who have served our country.

2013 Veterans Day Events To Honor Military For Service

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

-- Across the nation, Americans are commemorating Veterans Day with parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, monument dedications and other events. ___...

Oldest Living Veteran Cites Whiskey, Cigars As Key To Longevity

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Richard Overton, who at 107-years-old is America's oldest living veteran on record, was honored last week at a Veterans Day ceremony in Austin, Texas....

Meet A True Hero In Honor Of Veterans Day

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

I had the privilege of hearing Louis Zamperini speak at a local church. At age 93, he was not only entertaining but inspiring. In the overflowing church, Louis asked for all war veterans to stand.

Veterans Reunited After 60 Years

Posted 11.11.2013 | Fifty

When officers Tom Edwards and John Farnham were commissioned to different assignments during the middle of World War II, neither one thought they'd se...

Our Veterans: Who Are They?

Mehroz Baig | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Before the Treaty of Versailles was signed ending World War I, an armistice had been declared on November 11, 1918, ending hostilities between Germany...

Veterans Deserve Better

Hector Villagra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Hector Villagra

"Veterans don't deserve special care, benefits or assistance." How many Americans hold this view? How many would vote for a politician who supported it? And yet this is the message that veterans like Greg Valentini hear every day.

Hope for Veterans Day

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

If you haven't worn the uniform, you don't know what that's like. You're also prone to underestimate what can go wrong as well as what can be achieved, to make blithe assumptions based on unfounded notions and no experience at all.

What Veterans And Their Families Can Teach America About Keeping Calm And Carrying On

Vivian Greentree | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Vivian Greentree

Between the uncertainties, the separation from family and friends, and the very real threat of imminent danger, the day-to-day challenges facing military servicemembers and their families are unparalleled. And yet, despite the stress levels, men and women continue to volunteer to serve; a decision that is usually supported by their families. Are they like superheroes, preternaturally disposed to keep calm and carry on? Or do they know some tricks and secrets to cope with the constant anxiety and the high-stress situations?

Honoring and Supporting Vets Beyond Veteran's Day: One Marine's Journey

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cari E. Guittard

With this one tireless Marine leading the charge and now shifting the focus of the effort to addressing the alarming rise in PTSD, this Veteran's Day I wanted to sit down with Captain Bunch and ask him to reflect on the lessons learned and where OOA goes from here.

Our Responsibility to Veterans

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

How can you really know how your coworker's or neighbor's transition home is going if you don't ask? It doesn't take much to start a conversation that could lead to a friendship that might change your life -- a relationship that could be of tremendous value to someone who has sacrificed so much for all of us.

On Veterans Day, Please Don't Tell Me 'Thank You'

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

I still witness those thank yous being given to vets and service members who actually do deserve them. But they're still shouts across a canyon that isn't getting any smaller. The civilian-military divide is still as large as it ever was.

LBJ and Veterans Day

Doug Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

It was a week before the November 3 presidential election but, quite honestly, since I couldn't even vote and, I could have cared less. My sights were set on attending college the following fall and eventually becoming a lawyer. The world was going to be my oyster. Or so I thought.

If This Doesn't Make Your Veterans Day We Don't Know What Will

Posted 11.24.2013 | Good News

If this story doesn’t make your Veterans Day weekend, we don’t know what will. Ten-year-old Rylie Higa is the only child of a single mother. H...

FX's Television Show Legit Salutes Veterans

Kerry Patton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Kerry Patton

CO-Executive Producer Paul Bernard immediately knew what Jefferies wanted and after a quick conversation with Peter O'Fallon, Co-Creator and Executive Producer/Director, the two came up with the unthinkable -- put real veterans who served abroad on the show.

This Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Honors Japanese-American Soldiers

Civil Beat | Manjari Fergusson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

The USS Missouri Memorial Association’s annual Veterans Day sunset ceremony at Pearl Harbor will honor the 70th anniversary of the Nisei Veterans of...

Fighting for Those Who Fight for Us

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

While our nation enjoys time away from work, students are home from school and many are taking advantage of the various Veterans Day sales -- our nation needs to stop and remember the significance of Veterans Day.

Successful Veterans Reintegration Starts With Holistic Services and Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Though Veterans Day comes just once a year, we should remember to thank and support our veterans all year long. At Goodwill, we encourage you to let the veterans in your life know that we stand ready to help them address their career needs.