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Veterans Day

Soldiering On

Beth Dalbey | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Beth Dalbey

War, even when it's an honorable war, changes who soldiers become.

When Wounded Warriors Come Home

Rev. Christine Miller | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Rev. Christine Miller

Families in earlier wars got messages letting them know that their loved one wasn't returning. But with new technologies men and woman actually are coming home... and many aren't the same person who went to war.

How You Can Support Female Service Members This Veterans Day

Posted 01.10.2012 | Impact

Iraq Veterans Against the War, is taking a break from talking about withdrawing troops to highlight the needs of current and former women service memb...

Veterans Day and the Heroes at Home

Mickey Goodman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Mickey Goodman

It's not just the heroic servicemen and women who have fought on foreign soils that should be honored this Veteran's Day. The family members who stay behind to keep the home fires burning are also heroes.

This Veterans Day

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

This Veterans Day, I call on Congress to pay a great deal more than lip service to treating America's service men and women with the respect they deserve.

Bachmann Hits Back At Occupy Protesters Who Disrupted Her Speech

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) called protesters who interrupted her speech Thursday "ignorant" and "disrespect...

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.

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...

Fighting for our Heroes Once They Return Home

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Those who serve in the National Guard and Reserves fight shoulder to shoulder with our active duty troops in battle, yet upon their return home, do not have the same access to benefits and protections. This is wrong.

Remembering WWII Veterans With Shoebox iPhone App From 1000Memories

Turnstyle | Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology
Turnstyle

By: Robyn Gee This Veteran's Day, the team at 1000Memories is encouraging everyone to remember a veteran of World War II by taking advantage of their...

Who Then Shall Mourn Our Drones?

Michael Vlahos | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Michael Vlahos

Years' hence our robots and our new "volunteers," may become our nation's representative in battle. So years' hence, when we come around to future Veterans Days, will we commemorate those American robots whose heroic termination was made for us?

Obama Delivers Veterans Day Speech

Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

By MARK S. SMITH, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama marked Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery by placing a w...

My Grandfather & Our Ability To "Rise And Honor"

John Koch | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
John Koch

My grandfather was a hero in the truest sense of the word. I hope his valiance lives inside me, but pray my courage is never tested in the way his was. For there is a toll that comes with such heroism.

When Soldiers Become Saints

Shane Claiborne | Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

Today, as the United States celebrates Veteran's Day, the Church celebrates Martin of Tours, a conscientious objector to war. Let us follow this subversive centurion in the way of Jesus, our ultimate Commander.

Veterans Day (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

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In God We Trust This Veterans Day

Sean Murphy | Posted 01.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Sean Murphy

I became a hospice volunteer at the West Los Angeles VA to serve those who served, and learn what death had to teach. But a curious part of my study of life and death didn't happen at the bedside of veterans.

11/11/11 Will Be Celebrated as Originally Intended: As Armistice Day!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Coleen Rowley

It's too bad Americans, as a whole, unlike Europeans, have forgotten this important history of Armistice Day and in fact have reverted to celebrating war as heroic.

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.

Learning to Value Our Veterans

Jane Wells | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Jane Wells

What does it mean to be a survivor today and what role does being a witness play in how we understand contemporary history?

Making a Stand for Our Veterans

Joe Sestak | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Joe Sestak

Today's news is filled with discussion about our national debt and what we must do about it. On this Veteran's Day, I would like to talk about another national debt -- the one we owe to our 24 million American vets.

A Veterans Day Story

Fred Wilson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

Skyping with your spouse works well enough but apparently it is hard to get the kids to hang out on Skype for long. But in Chat Rounds, the kids can play games or watch cartoons with their parent half way across the world in some war zone.

The Men I Served With and the Sports They Loved

Michael Simzak | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports
Michael Simzak

Dave was a football player before he joined the Army. He played at the University of Miami at some point in the 80s. Somehow he ended up wearing Army Green instead of Eagles' Green, and the country is a better place because of it.

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.

Medal of Honor Upgrades Are Rare -- and Should Be

Ed Hooper | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Ed Hooper

The Medal of Honor is this nation's highest combat award. The process of selection must remain exclusively with the Department of Defense for the medal to retain its valorous prominence -- on Veterans Day 2011 and for generations to come.

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.