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Wounded Warriors

Wintergreen Wounded Warrior Adaptive Weekend

Connie Lawn | Posted 02.10.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

It was grand to see old and new friends. We are a special band of brothers and sisters. We hope there will be fewer wounded warriors in the future, but gatherings like this should still continue.

How the Sport of Archery Changed This Family's Life

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.20.2015 | Divorce
Brandi Megan Granett

When she reconnected with wounded warrior Kevin Pitts, a former sweetheart, archery served as a bridge between Kevin and Michelle's children, especially then 8-year-old Emma, who took to the sport and is now pursuing the Olympic archery dream.

David Wood

When Giving Up 'Wounded Warrior' Status Helps Vets Heal | David Wood | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

The 52,300 Americans wounded during the Iraq and Afghan wars are almost all home now. And while some are fully recovered, others will bear physical an...

Brilliant Light Show Riffs 'All That Bass' And Moves Passersby In Huge Way

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact

It may have been dubbed "Quiet Corner Christmas," but this Brooklyn, Connecticut home is anything but demure. Chris Lambert decked his festive abod...

Art Meets Luxury for a Cause

Reyne Haines | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Reyne Haines

It's not unusual to find artists donating their art to a charitable auction, or someone donating their used car for a tax donation. But what happens when someone donates their vehicle to an artist to create a one of a kind "art car" to help a good cause?

The Unwanted Guest

Blair Hughes | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Blair Hughes

I have been blessed with this ESP. I gladly concede to this clairvoyant gift so long as my husband remains untouched -- but that is impossible. The demon is sewn to my husband's soul. We can lock him up, but he will never leave us.

Alena Hall

This Woman Proves The Best Kind Of Holiday Shopping Involves Giving Back | Alena Hall | Posted 11.28.2014 | Impact

Allison Lutnick, 51, is just one of thousands whose lives were turned upside down by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Hundreds of employees at a financ...

Alena Hall

This Woman Proves The Best Kind Of Holiday Shopping Involves Giving Back | Alena Hall | Posted 11.28.2014 | Impact

Allison Lutnick, 51, is just one of thousands whose lives were turned upside down by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Hundreds of employees at a financ...

Remembering Our Veterans More Than Just One Day a Year

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact
Robert J. Szczerba

Hiring a wounded warrior can be one of smartest business decisions a company can make. A veteran's commitment to getting the job done and his or her discipline in the workforce is unsurpassed.

Australia Welcomes Wounded Warriors October 17 2014 by Connie Lawn

Connie Lawn | Posted 12.20.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

The Australian Embassy in Washington D.C. honors the troops which have fought side by side through so many wars. Now the two countries are closer than ever in war and security. We are truly mates!

Honoring Our Wounded Veterans at Warrior Games

Nick Mavrick | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Nick Mavrick

Whether one supports our nation's military, is opposed, or doesn't care about global conflicts, our nation must remain united to honor our wounded veterans and their families.

Three Men Who Inspired Me to Help Combat Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

Emma Nicholson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Emma Nicholson

I have never served in our nation's military. My father served in the Navy during the Korean War but completed his service long before I was born. He never spoke about his experiences. I never asked. It was just not on my radar.

Our Hidden Heroes Need Your Help!

Justin Constantine | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Justin Constantine

Many of us who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have survived injuries that would have killed us in previous wars, and while that is of course a cause for celebration, it also demands incredible sacrifices by our caregivers.

'All Quiet on the Western Front' - A Farewell to Arms, Legs, Youth and Hope

Joseph Cooper | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Can a WWI novel shame the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs into caring for the spotters, coordinators, trainers, and advisors who have to deal with the convert-or-die genocides of ISIS?

Alena Hall

This Man Sold Everything He Owned And Walked Across America To Find His Purpose | Alena Hall | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact

After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, Austin Shirley felt a sudden lack of purpose in his life. Deciding that he needed a change, the 25-year-old...

Quadruple Amputee Soldier: I'm Not A Victim

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact

Travis Mills answers to many things: father, husband, Afghanistan War veteran and daredevil, to name a few. But one category this retired staff ser...

5 Things I've Learned About Resilience From Wives of Wounded Warriors

Barbara McNally | Posted 07.27.2014 | Women
Barbara McNally

Acceptance is not the same as compliance. It's about experiencing the emotions and trusting that you will bounce back. Ultimately, emotional resilience is about attitude. By focusing on the positive they live more in the solution than the problem. Gratitude does go a long way.

Why Fight for Our Country?

Marc Joseph | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

So how can we as communities do more than just celebrate, and really help and embrace our veterans so the transition from military life to civilian life is not as painful?

Obama Praises Wounded Bikers For 'Seeing Each Other Through The Finish Line'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the site of wounded veterans biking at the White House is a mark of how far they've come. With a bl...

Masters Of Sex, Girls & 'Boogie Train': Conversations with Michael Penn and Foghat's Roger Earl

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.17.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For me, the collaboration is sort of akin to working with a lyricist. There's no lyrics in the score, so you're basically working with the scenes as lyric and trying to find a way to emotionally support what's going on with that.

Rosalynn Carter, Elizabeth Dole Join Michelle Obama, Jill Biden For Big Announcement

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are getting some high-profile support for their initiative to help military families. They'll be jo...

The (Purple) Heart of a Lion

Kait Sawyer | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Kait Sawyer

Admittedly, I found Michael & Sarah before they were "officially" @TheVerardos. Their outrageously cute Golden Retrievers and wedding preparation details initially drew me in, but this is not a story about wedding dresses or sweet dogs.

A Gettysburg Address Call to Arms -- Health Care Arms

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.02.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Seven Score and Ten Years Ago, Louisa May Alcott brought forth a collection of letters conceived in her relatively brief service as a volunteer nurse, and dedicated to the proposition that not all military hospitals were created equal.

Giving Thanks: Wounded Vets Deserve a Good Night's Rest

Christopher J. Flynn | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Christopher J. Flynn

As our nation's heroes fight to recover, they should not have to face the additional stress resulting from poor lodging and financial burdens. These men and women have served our country in times of war and in peace, from World War II to the present. Now they need our help.

Wounded Warriors, Injured Athletes Inspire Each Other To Heal At Rehab Facility

AP | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL | Posted 11.08.2013 | Impact

GULF BREEZE, Fla. -- GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Josh Sitton is a tough competitor in a tough sport, blocking big d...