Here's another self-evident truth: Our servicemembers and veterans should be financially secure. No one should be expected to wage war on behalf of the United States while worrying about making their monthly payments back home.
The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.
So this July 4th, I'd ask everyone to go beyond what they might usually do (for example, thanking us for our service) and get to know us through action. A little creativity and an inquisitive mind will turn up lots of opportunities to put your talents to good use.
History shows Bernie Sanders was right. Hillary Clinton, Dick Cheney and others were wrong, and America and the Middle East are still experiencing the consequences of neoconservative foreign policy.
As a Marine who was wounded in Iraq, I had a lot of time during my recuperation to think about what our nation's values mean. I've always believed that America was not a perfect country but one that was on a path of improving itself and striving to live up to its cherished ideals.
Writing a book is not like journalism. For one thing, it takes longer. Sometimes a lot longer. In a four-decade career in news, I wrote on tight deadlines, often under pressure, and with no excuses for a story that didn't get done on time.
Instead of advocating for the return of the draft, Moulton was joining prominent leaders such as President Obama and General McChrystal (who is leading the Franklin Project) to call on all Americans to engage in some act of public service in their lifetime -- just as the civilians who I served with had done.
I had heard of Team RWB (Red, White, and Blue) and have known people who were passionately involved with it, but it wasn't until a recent Saturday mor...
For a parent, there is no greater loss than the passing of a child. That's why Grace Darling Seibold formed Gold Star Mothers after her son died in...
Homelessness has increased over 25 percent in LA over the last four years. And it's not just our city.
For over two decades I have been teaching the principals of Natural Horsemanship (or what was once referred to as "Horse Whispering") helping humans create better relationships with their horses.
Originally a consultant, Doyle was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 as a forensic accountant for the Army. After returning to the U.S., he saw the same men and women who had given their lives for their country struggling to survive.
Let's hope the New York State Senate gets the message and protects one of our most vulnerable groups and the future of this great nation -- the children!
Home for the weekend recently, I chanced upon my father's South Vietnamese Army uniform, the three silver stars still pinned meticulously onto each lapel. Once, as a child, I had looked up to a man who had seemed more like a deity. Hadn't I imagined myself as an adult walking in his soldierly footsteps?
I held his hand as we laughed and reminisced and he told me his decision not to go on a ventilator. He'd said his goodbyes and he was at peace. I was still holding his hand when the beeping interrupted my dozing. And he was gone ... just like that.
Our national values demand that we assist the families of our men and women in uniform, especially at the time of their greatest need. That's why I'm proud to support the Fisher House Foundation, which has helped service members and veterans receiving hospital care be with their families for over two decades.