But I'm losing my point. (See how easy it is? How seductive opinions, positions and posturing are?) The Biggest Ego on the
America has been committed to supporting the veterans of its wars since long before it had "United States of" in front of it. According to VA projections, 13,000 World War II veterans will be receiving benefits as late as 2034.
A Vietnam vet told me about a veteran of the Iraq War who, when some civilian said, "Thank you for your service," replied: "I didn't serve, I was used." In fact, there are many ways today's veterans are used, conned, and exploited by big gamers right here at home.
This Memorial Day, find a way to honor the veterans with parades, visits to monuments and national parks where they are featured, and put a flower next to a gravesite of a fallen hero. And let's spend the other 364 days in the year fighting just as hard for them as they have for us!
Honor.... Where is it? Honor Vets by caring for them and giving them the medical service, the sheltering and benefits they've literally fought for.
That is why recent violent actions and rhetoric from a small group of extremists aiming to take over our nation's public
"A Non-Profit That Actually Completes the Mission," the headline declares, and the blog's author, homeless vet Bob Parks is enthused by that not-so-small detail.
The Crisis Text Line is important to know about, especially this time of year. It's important to know that you're not alone and that there are lots of folks out there who want to listen to you, and who want to help.
If you were like many Americans on November 12 of this year, you did take time to honor those who have fought - and still fight for - our country. Perhaps you were there personally to watch the parades that day which took place in the largest and smallest cities.
ALS is a very expensive disease, costing patients an estimated $300,000 a year. The average life expectancy for someone with ALS is 18 months. We wouldn't leave a soldier with a battle wound sitting around waiting to see a doctor for 16 months. So why are we now?
Joe Klein, best-selling author of Primary Colors, presents in his game-changing book, Charlie Mike, which is military speak for "Continue the mission." He asserts that this generation of vets is a huge, untapped resource for aiding and improving our country
Flip to page 13 and you'll see some stark numbers. As of April, there were 847,822 veterans listed as pending for enrollment
Based on measures of economics, health care and quality of life, a new WalletHub study says that Illinois is one of the worst states in the country for military retirees to live.
"My life's mission now [is] not about me," Day wrote on the fundraising page. "Rather, it is to care for and lead my wounded
Soon, the unlikely pair became the closest of friends, spending time together drawing pictures and riding bikes and lawnmowers
"I signed on ... with Devin as just kind of a way to expose the American public to veterans issues," Brad Ivanchan, an injured
On January 12, 1998, Andrew Brannan was driving his truck at 98 miles an hour on a country road near his Dublin, Georgia
I could always tell when he was thinking about the war. It hung in his blue eyes. Far away, like clouds. Wet, like rain.
PTSD disproportionately affects those who've served in the military. Between 11 and 20 percent of the veterans of the U.S
More Leadership to Silicon Valley Don Faul: Head of Operations at Pinterest, served as an Infantry and Reconnaissance leader