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Veterans Day

Writing and Why the Military Community Needs It

Mike Liguori | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mike Liguori

Everybody loves a good story. In fact, grandpa's war stories regardless of how many times you have heard it never get old.

Veterans Day: War and Social Numbness

B.J. Garrison | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
B.J. Garrison

It should go without saying, one would think, that no reasonable human would see fake blood on a football uniform as cool. Simulated war from the safety of our sofa may be fun, but is it wise to glorify it in this way?

The Forgotten 14% -- Our Female Vets

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Men constitute 86 percent of active duty forces, and make up 90 percent of the homeless veteran population. For women, the numbers are 14 percent and 10 percent respectively. But the reasons are different.

Our Veterans Deserve More Than Tickets to a Ball Game

Larry Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Let's make this Veterans Day a time to recommit to our values, as we honor those who served and those who work hard every day, whose jobs, living standards and rights are on the line.

Giving Back to Our Returning Veterans

James R. Knickman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
James R. Knickman

We have crowds with signs and balloons and yellow ribbons and cameras welcoming veterans home as they step off that plane; we have parades and sales at the mall a couple of times a year in honor of their service. But as veterans and their families settle back into life at home together, I fear we still fall short.

They fought for us. Will you fight for them?

Nan Roman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nan Roman

On a single night in January in 2012, hundreds of volunteers across the nation conducted the biennial homeless census. They scoured their communities...

WATCH: New Zealand Haka For Fallen Soldiers Accomplishes What Words Can't

Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

As Veterans Day approaches and the country prepares to honor our servicemembers and their sacrifices, it seems almost impossible to honor our veterans...

In Praise of Ordinary Men Who Became Heroes

Cindi Bigelow | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Cindi Bigelow

The price to preserve freedom is always a costly one, but it offers a lesson that every school child and adult in America should be reminded of again and again. These are lessons of history that can never be forgotten for the sake of those who died

Reflections on Service

Dr. John Ebersole | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. John Ebersole

On this and every Veterans Day, as the beneficiaries of their service, let's strive to fulfill the obligation we have to recognize, thank and support those who willingly said "sign me up."

Veterans Day: A Look at Military Tax Benefits

Mark Steber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Mark Steber

There is no more noble a contribution to society than participation in the service of the defense, perpetuation and safety of this country. The tax benefits that are in the law are yours and you have earned them. It is the least the country can do to thank you for your service.

Veterans Day Nationwide Virtual Career Fair

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

On Veterans Day, Veteran Recruiting and dozens of leading, military friendly employers will host the third annual Veterans Day Virtual Career Fair. Since 2011, more than 37,000 veterans and spouses have been hired by the employers who participate.

Embracing Military Culture in Higher Education

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 12.29.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Many colleges and universities call themselves "veteran-friendly." Although being friendly is a noble virtue, it often falls short of the measures that can actually lead to a vet's success after graduation.

Veterans Enrich Campus Life

Barbara Mujica | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Barbara Mujica

All over the country. student veterans are taking the lead in transforming their campuses, improving conditions for fellow veterans and enriching campus life for everyone.

NFL Star To Cut Hair For First Time In 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.19.2013 | Sports

Is there such a thing as a "good hair day?" If so, for Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, Nov. 11 will be that day. The player, who hasn't ...

The Perfect Bar for Any Holiday

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

Most people don't need a reason to drop by their neighborhood watering hole, but if you're someone who has to have an occasion to belly up to the bar, then you're in luck. Here are the best bars in which to celebrate some of our major holidays, starting with Independence Day.

Veterans Day 2013

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Let us remember not only America's war dead. Let us redouble our efforts to care for those veterans who have returned home in the hopes of having productive and meaningful lives.

The Whole of National Sacrifice

Christopher Holshek | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Democratizing service and sacrifice would revitalize the meaning of citizenship, regenerate the civil-military relationship, and introduce an inclusiveness to help us find a more common basis of strength in our dangerously divided nation.

A Memorial Day Tribute to Dad for his Service in Vietnam

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

My dad is the understated, modest type who's reluctant to talk about his service in Vietnam. In fact, he will likely be irritated with me when he s...

Veterans Disability Claims Backlog, Setting the Record Straight

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Craig Newmark

There's a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding the disability claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Setting the record straight requires some honest brokering with many years experience in both customer service and writing computer software.

Department of Veterans Affairs Gets Real Stuff Done

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.17.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The VA is getting a lot of good work done, using IT to much better serve veterans by helping address the disability claims backlog, maybe their biggest challenge. Sure, the tech is a work in progress, but the greater issue involves skepticism and low expectations.

WATCH: Triple Amputee Afghanistan Vet Takes Part In Falcons Practice

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

The word "hero" is thrown around a lot in sports, but this past weekend, the Atlanta Falcons paid tribute to some real heroes when they hosted a pair ...

Monopoly, Risk and Sorry! Family Fun, Post-NOAA Holidays and the Quadrangle

Marie Woolf | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Marie Woolf

How awful, as we enter the great family fun season of sugar cookies, Charlie Brown and battered, beloved board games, to find ourselves suddenly flashing our hands in front of the kids' tender eyes to block them from the latest in the sordid franchise: Real Housewives of Military Bases.

A Few Days After Veterans Day

Matthew Hoh | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

Have we, those no longer in service, met our obligations to those still serving and to those who will serve? Have we honestly and critically examined our most recent histories and reported, candidly, what we saw, what we did, what we accomplished, whether or not it was worth it and what it meant?

Ladies, Start Your Start-up Engines

Nell Merlino | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Nell Merlino

Another Veterans Day has come and gone but it's time for us to realize that honoring all veterans should be something we are doing on a regular basis....

Recognizing Options for Healing This Veterans Day

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

In 2005 I founded Give an Hour to provide help and hope to returning service members, veterans and their families. Over 6,500 mental health professionals have joined the Give an Hour network and are providing free mental health services across the country.