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I had the humble honor of serving in our military. But my service was a privilege, not a sacrifice. But I had friends with whom I served who made the ultimate sacrifice. To them and their fallen brothers and sisters I am forever grateful.
Hosted in partnership with TAPS and their Good Grief Camp, Playfield brings together members of the Washington Redskins, the Washington Nationals, Washington Wizards, DC United and a litany of corporations and local businesses to give these youngest heroes a day of fun and an opportunity to be with other kids who are coping with the loss of a loved one.
It doesn't matter how old you are, who doesn't love getting a stocking filled with little presents? These are sure to please, so don't stop at just one gift -- grab a stocking and fill it up!
Dreams of exporting massive amounts of Alaskan LNG to Asia, however, still remain. They were made much easier on April 14
While most military deaths are traumatic and violent in nature, suicide poses special issues that the parents, spouses, children, siblings and other family members must grapple with. It's extremely important that we get these families into bereavement care and support following a death.
A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Robert Bauer, former White House Counsel and President Barack Obama's personal attorney, works at the corporate law firm Perkins Coie LLP, which does legal work for TransCanada's South Central LNG Project, formerly known as Alaska Gas Pipeline Project.
Below, a gallery of Memorial Day observations across the country: So while the 633,000 veterans estimated by Veterans Affairs
Every year since 1868, Americans celebrate Memorial Day by remembering and honoring the courageous men and women who have given their lives on the battlefield in defense of our country.
I wish the entire United States could have a Memorial Day celebration similar to the ones of old, when we forgot our problems, our differences that separate us, and just enjoyed each other's company. Is that too much to wish for?
TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for ANYONE who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death. The surviving family of Army Staff Sergeant David Staats joins HuffPost Live to talk about the organization.
Setting out to honor the memory of Steve Warner, our Vietnam unit's lone fallen comrade, on Memorial Day in 1971 proved to be a lot harder than it should have been.
Before Army Spc. Andrew Velez left Texas for the final time, he asked his fragile sister to write him a promise – a vow he
November 15 is National Children's Grief Awareness Day. At the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, we take today to recognize the special challenges that military children face after losing a parent, and the strengths they carry that can help them cope with loss too.
They concluded that there was plenty of paranormal activity at the Magnolia Plantation, but they weren't able to pinpoint
TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments
"I would literally see her on the baby monitor start coming off of her bed. Not just roll off, but literally come off," Amber
We need to our veterans and their families as whole people. We must stop, look and listen (and really see and hear) them, in order to find a way out of our linear, silver-bullet, quick-fix blinders.
Unless you have a family member who is in the service, or live in a community near a base, it is all too easy to ignore the human cost and trauma of war.
  Doo-doo-dooo. Doo-doo-doooo. Doo-doo-doo. Doo-doo-doo. Doo-dodooooooooooooooooooooooo. “Taps.” There is nothing more American
Grant Wilson closed the chapter on his time with "Ghost Hunters" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on Syfy) by investigating the inn he owns