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Veterans Day

Retired Marine Spends Veterans Day Saving Neighbors From Burning Building

GNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Fred Lopez earned himself an extra salute this Veterans Day. The retired Marine ran into a burning apartment building Thursday, helping save all of th...

On Veterans Day

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

As a mother I can't imagine my son coming to me and saying he's going to join the military. I am not brave enough for that conversation. I don't ever...

The Wars Come Home

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

For military families, the war front and the home front are, increasingly, one and the same. The trauma of war invades the lives of men, women and chi...

'Garfield' Cartoonist Apologizes Over Offensive Veteran's Day Strip

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

By Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Cartoonist Jim Davis apologized Thursday for a Garfield strip that some veterans may have found offensive. T...

Salute To Service: Veteran Maggie Martin Shares Her Open Letter To America

The Huffington Post | Maggie Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In honor of Veterans Day, Huffington Post Impact and Causecast present Salute To Service, a week-long series honoring the remarkable men and women of ...

Companies, Foundations Help Veterans Find Jobs

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

MANY veterans are finding that jobs in this difficult economy require skills and training they do not have. Government data shows a higher unemploymen...

For Indian Americans, Honoring Veteran's Day Signifies Service, Patriotism

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ravi Chaudhary

As I sit down with my family this Veteran's Day, I'll think of patriots who take time each week to pledge their support to raise awareness for veterans in their communities through their own cultural lens.

Gladstones Offers Veterans Free Meals On Veterans Day

Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Who: Calling all hungry veterans! What: In honor of Veterans Day Gladstones in Malibu is offering free meals for veterans. When: Today, November 11,...

This Veterans Day, It's All About Jobs and the Economy

Deborah Frett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deborah Frett

After we have taken a moment to reflect on the past and present sacrifices that our women veterans have made, and continue to make, let's not stop there.

Veterans Day: The Forgotten Meaning

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

Today, Veterans Day honors the duty, sacrifice and service of America's nearly 25 million veterans of all wars. We should remember and celebrate those men and women.

Helping America's Veterans Find Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

Unfortunately, there are too many cases of veterans like Brian who never get the help they need, be it substance abuse treatment, a mental health diagnosis, housing assistance, or just the opportunity to learn new skills that will help them find a job.

Homeless Veterans In America: Serving Those In Need

Bishop James Magness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bishop James Magness

Nearly one in four homeless persons is a veteran. Shocked? You should be, because these are the people who served you, many of whom risked their lives when they went off to fight this country's wars.

Life With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder -- a Story of Warning

Sgt. Max Harris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sgt. Max Harris

When I returned home from service overseas, I was diagnosed with PTSD. The irony is that I was so concerned about controlling everything around me; I didn't notice that, physically, I was a mess.

Jason Linkins

Google's Veterans Day Logo Is Making Crazy People Crazy | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Happy Veterans Day, to one and all, but especially to the folks over at Google, who thought they'd commemorate the occasion by altering their logo to ...

Veterans Day Poems From The Poetry Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Poetry Foundation: Classic and contemporary poems from the archive that explore the meaning of Veterans Day. by Becca Klaver In poems, podcasts...

Marriage: The Forgotten Casualty Of War

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Elizabeth Abbott

Veterans seldom return home unscathed by their wartime experiences, and as they attempt to reintegrate into civil society, resuming or reshaping intimate relationships is among their biggest challenges.

Vets And Caretakers Speak Up On How To Cope With The Aftermath Of Service (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

According to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), 99 percent of Americans have seen some form of combat on television, yet only 1 percent ...

Our Youngest Vets

Laurel Corona | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurel Corona

Happy Veterans Day to the ones who serve. I'm talking about the children of veterans. Whatever we might think about America's current wars, the policies and actions of our government are not their doing.

Vets Day: More Than a Ho Hum Holiday

Mike Causey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Causey

Veterans Day is one of those holidays that a lot of American workers don't get. They don't get it in a couple of ways. And that's too bad both for them and for those the day honors.

Fishing With Grenades and Cooking With C4: A Veteran's Vietnam Food Memories

Food & Think | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Some meals were memorable, though not for the menu. One of his earliest Vietnam food experiences was being in a chow line at a big base camp, when a r...

Veterans Day 2010: Honoring Those Who Serve In Chicago And Suburbs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today, the United States is honoring nearly 3 million veterans who served their country. Veterans Day started back in November 1919 when President Wi...

PHOTOS: Veterans Day Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919 as a day "filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in t...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: : Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq Vet And Founder Of The IAVA

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...

Supporting veterans every day

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, we're hearing a lot of good stuff (today) on Veterans' Day, but what's really needed is real stuff to support vets every day. Here's a lot of e...

The Veterans' Trust Fund

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

2010-11-11-gt.jpgIf you are looking for a truly meaningful way to observe Veterans Day, watch this short film.