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Veterans Day

What Veterans Remember

Mark E. Prior | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Mark E. Prior

On a day marked to honor our veterans and to commemorate the sacrifices made by these great men and women, we need to take a moment to give voice to those who still live in the shadows of war.

WWII Vet Survived Near-Fatal Accident in Normandy to a Long and Happy Life

Anthony Hatcher | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News
Anthony Hatcher

Driving an ambulance, J.C. witnessed many gruesome sights. He also learned how fast to transport the wounded over the numerous potholes that resulted from shelling. Ironically, it was an ambulance that nearly ended his life.

This Veterans Day, It's on Us

Dakota Meyer | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

The best advice I can give to those who are about to become veterans is to take your transition as seriously as any mission you carried out in the military. Identify your objective, and develop a plan to achieve it. Do your research, understand everything you have to offer a company, and find mentors who can help you through the process. Then execute.

In Gratitude of a Father's Service to His Country

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

I discovered my father was a consultant to NASA. Who knew? I didn't. He never bragged about it, despite the prestige and respect it would have garnered. He didn't care at all about those things. He cared about people, about helping others and doing the right thing by those he encountered.

What Veterans Have Taught Me About Teaching

Briallen Hopper | Posted 11.11.2014 | Education
Briallen Hopper

Just as much as students need concrete academic help, they need us to notice their drive and their struggle. We can do this by making sure that we acknowledge the work they're putting into the class, whether it's showing up in their grades or not.

Michelle Obama Wants Women Veterans To 'Show Off A Little Bit'

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama is telling women to be bold in their next career step. "If you want a job, you can't be modest. You've got to...

Hollywood Loves Military Movies -- Shouldn't It Love Hiring Vets?

Richard Arthur | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Richard Arthur

We owe it to our vets -- and the American people -- to take steps to usher more veterans into the film and television business -- on set, in production offices and in the writer's room.

B-Schools and Learnings From the Great War

John T. Delaney | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
John T. Delaney

There are four primary dimensions of World War I that can be translated as a note of caution to today's business school landscape.

We Can Prevent, Not Just Treat, Homelessness Among Veterans

Ellen Lawton | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Ellen Lawton

There are many problems our nation's veterans face as a result of serving our country that we must be prepared to treat when they return home. But homelessness should not be one of them; it is something that should never happen in the first place.

Veterans Day: Honor Those Who Keep Home-Fires Burning, Too

Lonna Saunders | Posted 11.10.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

This Veterans Day as we honor those who risked their lives for our freedom, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice -- the giving of their lives -- let us also honor those who work for peace and those who kept the home fires burning.

Service Before Self: Reflections on Military and Civilian Service

Major Rebecca “BB” Lange | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Major Rebecca “BB” Lange

Sometimes, you need a push. Or a shove. At 17, my parents told me I was on my own to pay for college.

Big Easy, Big Apple Go Big for Veterans

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Now perceived by many as immoral, veteran homelessness is on the radar screens of many cities around the country thanks to gargantuan efforts from the Department of Veteran Affairs, HUD, the first lady's office and advocacy groups.

Here's Why Veterans Don't Talk About It

David W. Peters | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
David W. Peters

In my conversations with veterans I often hear from their family members that, "He just never talks about it." Stories connect people, and veterans' families and friends want that connection, but veterans still don't talk about it. Why?

How Assumptions and Fears Prevent Us From Serving Those Who Serve

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

If we could get a little better at recognizing that we all lean toward stereotyping and try to keep an open mind as we encounter and engage one another, that would really help on both sides of the veteran equation.

PTSD: A Marine Corps Veteran's Battle and Victory

Thai Nguyen | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

While "war life" and "civilian life" could not be farther apart on the spectrum, our internal emotional and psychological compasses are the same. Realizing that, allowed Akshay to open up the door for compassion and empathy.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Martin "Marty" Heeb, Korean War Veteran, Retired Trucker and Steam Fitter

Ian Spanier | Posted 11.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

As a boy growing up in New York City, Martin "Marty" Heeb witnessed American G.I.'s coming home from World War II, and it made a great impression on...

Veterans Day: The Mission Must Merit the Sacrifice

William Bradley | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama is far too smart a man to remain in denial. And far too smart not to know, for this Veterans Day, the consequences of his decisions with regard to U.S. military and covert interventions around the world.

Iraq War Veterans Sue Major Banks For Alleged Role In Deadly Military Attacks

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business

(Adds four banks declining to comment in paragraph 3, adds law professor in paragraphs 10-11) By Alison Frankel NEW YOR...

Former Soldier Turned Zen Monk Teaches Vets to Use Mindfulness as Body Armor

Daisy J Lin | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Daisy J Lin

You have to change. If you don't change, you're going to die. That is the chilling realization that prompted Gulf War Veteran Michael Nguyen to turn to mindfulness practice to save his life when PTSD was running it into the ground.

On Veterans Day, Let's Help Keep Vets Employed

Carol Glazer | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Carol Glazer

The successful transition of injured veterans into satisfying civilian employment provides an invaluable opportunity for our country to continue benefiting from the dedication, talent and leadership of its bravest young people.

The End of Shared Sacrifice Set in Stone: Yale As Metaphor

Paul Gunther | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Paul Gunther

It behooves Americans not only to pause and consider their war dead, even if just doing so by pondering the anonymous tale of a single lapidary name, but also to think about a contemporary society where the whole concept of such binding sacrifice is equally dead.

Don't Claim to Support the Troops If You Agree With Obama Sending 3,100 Soldiers to Iraq

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

There are numerous reasons why Obama's recent troop increase is not only ill-advised, but greatly disparages the phrase "Support the Troops" only days before Veterans Day.

How We Can Honor Our Vets Every Day

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 11.10.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Veterans Day is an important time to look for ways we can support these brave men and women in our own communities. It's an opportunity for all of us to remember the sacrifices our fellow citizens have made on our behalf, and to shine a bright light on their needs.

Praise for the American Soldiers Who Saved My Father From a Death Train

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Lev Raphael

In early April 1945, my father was packed into a train with 2500 other prisoners from Bergen-Belsen as the Nazis insanely tried to keep British and Am...

7 Things You Absolutely Must Try in a National Park | Posted 11.21.2014 | Travel

President Franklin Roosevelt once said, "There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental idea behind the that the country belongs to the people." If you have yet to explore "your" parks -- there are 401 of them -- then Veterans Day is just the excuse you need.