Besides celebrating our military with these special days in May, we must all do more than just wave the American flag or take the day off and watch the parade. We have to help and embrace our veterans so the transition from military life to civilian life is not as painful.
There are reasons to be optimistic about a vote in Congress that didn't go our way.
I caught the eye of one of the men that my guide had been talking to. I smiled, but he didn't He just shook his head, very subtly, but it was unmistakable. The war was not over for this Vietnamese veteran.
Within months, tens of thousands of U.S. forces were committed to battle on the ground and in the air. But by the time the Army joined the fight in substantial numbers, I was off active duty, in the Reserves and most of the way through my six-year military obligation.
(John O'Connor [left] at a ceremony conducted at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia.) Most of us have a story about 9/11 and John O'...
Starts out with images from Congress finalizing the Iraq War Vote in 2002. Sound of Hillary saying "Yea."
Under V.H.A. Directive 2011-004, V.A. physicians are explicitly forbidden from being able to offer their medical opinion about whether a veteran patient might benefit from participating in a state medical marijuana program. Veterans who served their country with honor deserve equal access to state medical marijuana programs.
The newly founded Congressional Yogi Association will host its first-ever Yoga on the Hill event on May 1 to advocate for better physical and mental health for veterans, which has also been a prioritized issue for First Lady Michelle Obama. As a Korean War veteran and a staunch advocate for veterans' issues, I have committed to attending the event to show my support.
This is an interview with Ena Burrud, E-RYT500, a certified yoga therapist working with veterans in Colorado and Wyoming. Herself diagnosed with PTS...
When no one is listening or watching, what do you do? Hillary cares, and she corrects problems even when people do not see it. This is the real Hillary that I support. Many members of Congress and the Senate pay only lip service toward assisting the troops and veterans. Hillary cares for the troops and their families and has proven it.
Last weekend, one of my favorite organizations, the Patriot Boot Camp, swung through the Big Apple to throw a three day shindig of startupy goodness. I popped by to check out the action.
By current estimates, 22 veterans every day are choosing to end their own lives. I can't help but wonder about my own experiences and how fortunate I've been thus far hanging on to this roller coaster called post-military life.
Simply put, we have the knowledge, the medical talent and technology to really help our veterans. I am proposing that we create our own version of a PAC and call it a MAC (Mindfulness Action Committee) that puts money to good use and leads to health and prosperity for our veterans.
Image by Stop Soldier Suicide The suicide rate of service members and troops is more than alarming, and in many cases, the suicide is not a result of...
Looking into the young faces of Vietnam 2015, hearing their questions about the time when I lived in their country, before they were born, before their parents were born, I kept seeing faces from long ago, all but one of them dead now.
I found myself replaying that moment in my mind: a silent flight line shadowed by distant mountains. The rugged peaks stood like sentries along the horizon, making everything seem tiny and insignificant set against them.