What Freedom Means to Me

This Independence Day, what does freedom mean to you?

I Now Understand: Part 2

Who is to blame for family conflict?

My Father, My Blessing

My father is always there, encouraging me, motivating me, showing me what it means to be a good parent.

War is Hell, Love is Terrifying

The love of a child burns brightly through the darkness


I have grown up without the father I’ve always needed.

Truck Driving His Way to Family

The meaning of family through the eyes of a friend


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‘I Don’t Need Help’

My mom’s fiancé falls to his knees, slowly picks me up and places me back onto my bed. My knee shakes uncontrollably.

When Are You Coming Home?

Brian Boland reflects on what it means to ‘balance’ family and military service.

Still, I Feel Blessed

“Illegal immigrants,” is what we children who are full of dreams are called.

Warriors on Family: My Band of Brothers

Dale A. Dye reflects on his family, forged through shared suffering and survival.

Hadn’t Expected That

I come from where violence is the answer to everything.

Family. Combat. Brothers. Race.

John M. Del Vecchio reminds us about family: It is deeper than blood and includes everyone regardless of race, creed, gender or politics.

Navigating from 17

From birth to now, family life can be rough waters to sail.

How I Honor My Parents

How you honor your parents is one way to show love for your country.

She Had no Clue Father Would Say ‘Sorry’, Could She Forgive Him?

Maybe one day she will understand why her dad is an alcoholic.