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Veterans Day 2011

Cassaundra StJohn: Helping Female Vets to Move Forward

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Realizing that they were many resources for men who had served -- but not for women -- StJohn had an epiphany. She asked herself, "Why aren't I doing this?" That was the beginning of F7 Group.

Obama Urges Congress To Pass Jobs Bill For Veterans

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

CORONADO, Calif. -- President Barack Obama says veterans of conflicts overseas should not struggle to find work once they return home, and he's urging...

Iraq War Veteran Tammy Duckworth Leaves Students With Plenty To Think About

Elmhurst, IL Patch | Karen ChadraEmail the Author | Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

Iraqi War veteran Tammy Duckworth began this Veterans Day in the warm embrace of the students and staff at York High School and Edison Elementary. ...

Veterans Are Assets, Not Liabilities

Jacob Wood | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Jacob Wood

As we finally arrive at this momentous Veterans Day, marked by the date 11-11-11 and saddled by 10 years of war, we as a nation are still struggling to understand what it means to be a U.S. military veteran.

Returning Veterans Now Battle Tough Job Market

AP | By ROBERT RAY | Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Orlando Ocasio has a Purple Heart. What he needs now is a job. As a member of the Marine Corps, Ocasio stormed Baghdad in 2003. A year lat...

PHOTOS: Michelle Overwhelms Us

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.11.2012 | Style

OK, let's get real. Michelle Obama can wear a busy print with the best of them. She loves her classic florals, a pixelated neon, Alexander Wang's D...

National Service Day

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

It seems to me, as a former citizen-soldier, that a revitalized sense of national service makes us better citizens of a better nation among nations.

PHOTOS: Honoring Chicago-Area Veterans

Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

As U.S. celebrates Veterans Day, HuffPost Chicago has teamed up with area Patch sites to bring you stories of local men and women who have served thei...

Veterans Day (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

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Remembering Our Veterans

Adam Clampitt | Posted 01.11.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

Today we celebrate and honor the service and sacrifice given to the United States by our veterans.

Care Package Patriotism

Jimmy Soni | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Jimmy Soni

Mass-mail care packages frequently include items that are worthless in a war zone or already in abundance. The waste could be forgiven, were it not for the millions of dollars and thousands of hours that go into the packages' creation.

Battlefield to Boardroom -- Combating Veteran Unemployment

Aloysius Boyle | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Aloysius Boyle

These economic times are tenuous. The challenge of unemployment plagues our nation with a consistent 9 percent rate. While staggering, it is even worse with our veteran population.

Honoring Our Vets: When the Color Purple Comes Together

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

Why purple? Because purple is a blend of red and blue. When our all-volunteer military men and women enlist to serve our nation, they don't sign up to serve a red state or a blue state, or one political faction but not another, they serve America.

Google Honors Veterans

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology

Google on Friday replaced its homepage logo with a watercolor illustration in honor of Veterans Day. Most of the letters in the company logo appea...

Armistice Day Honors Fallen Soldiers Around The World

Posted 01.09.2012 | World

On November 11 each year, thousands around the world pause to honor members of the armed forces who have lost their lives since World War I. Armistice...

Veterans: A New Era Of Serving God And Country

Bishop James Magness | Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion
Bishop James Magness

Even though far less than 1 percent of our citizens of our country serve in any branch of the military, as a society we have become very connected with men and women in the military services.

Veterans Day: Thank You for Your Service

Kevin Bell | Posted 01.14.2012 | Religion
Kevin Bell

The generosity of schoolchildren, restaurant patrons, and secret-Santas from all over America kept me from slipping into cynicism in the mountains of Afghanistan.

Veterans Day: A Time To Remember, A Time To Honor

Jenny Block | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Jenny Block

My father, Rabbi Kenneth Block, is a chaplain at the Veteran's Hospital in Perry Point, Md. In honor of Veterans Day, I was interested in getting his take on being a chaplain and working with veterans who have spent their lives in service to our country.

A Veteran's Ring of Honor

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

As we observe Veterans Day and honor all the men and women who have worn the uniform of our Armed Forces, what could be more appropriate than to share a story of patriotism, sacrifice, dedication and of a Ring of Honor from just after World War II.

Rise And Honor

J.R. Martinez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
J.R. Martinez

This Veterans Day, take the time to give back to wounded vets everywhere by donating whatever you can to our veterans. They're proud of their country. Let's show them we're proud of their service.

Congregations Reach Out To Returning Vets

Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service NEWTON, Mass. (RNS) Some wounds of war are all too visible -- a missing leg, a shattered arm. The in...