As Hurricane Sandy approached the East Coast, most people flocked to grocery stores to stock up on the essentials. Many veterans, though, were preparing to respond to help those in need. This isn't a new story.
IAVA's No. 1 military honoree was, of course, a "no-show." But he wasn't even missed in an evening under Brian Williams' emcee stewardship. It was an evening that whizzed by and went from patriotic good feelings to heroic heights.
This Veteran's Day, let's honor veterans and all people affected by war by striving to understand and address moral injury and the ever-lingering and far reaching consequences of war. The process of healing cannot start unless we can engage what truly ails us.
Actions, of course, speak much louder than mere sentiments of gratitude. And on that score, we have yet to face the true test. As the Iraq and Afghanistan wars come to a close, we will welcome back whole divisions of military men and women.
America's veterans stood up on behalf of our nation; joining together with others to think beyond themselves to the greater good. Super Heroes. Yes, I definitely agree with the first grader's description of a veteran. The call came and they answered.
"Now I might chant a little but I still try to make yoga as relatable as possible to the military culture, so I try to quickly emphasize breath, muscles, and mind: three things all vets can relate to."
It is a finely hewn, graphic, and potent account of the emotional, moral and spiritual impacts of war, and one marine's passionate search for meaning and forgiveness. The story also poignantly conveys the anguish of the family and the farther reaches of human forgiveness.
After every debate, the Democrats and Republicans clamber to claim victory, but only one thing is for sure -- our veterans and their families lost. After 10 years of war, you heard more about Big Bird than you did about veterans.
After returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, I refused to admit that I was not quite the same person I was before leaving home just one year earlier. I was injured, but I did not know it. Something inside me was changed.
When it comes to scandalous behavior by debt collectors, I thought I'd heard it all. Still, the case of war veteran Michael Collier is a new low and paints a clear picture of a truly ugly nook in the financial services industry.
Our young Gulf war II-era Veterans are facing job woes more dire than the national population has faced at any point in this unemployment catastrophe, including in October 2009, when the U.S. rate of 10 percent hurled the country into crisis mode.
Help has been slow to come for members of our military and our veterans in crisis. Nearly 1 million veterans from various wars await a ruling from the Veterans Administration on their claims for disability.