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A veteran father strategizes how to communicate with his ill child in Randy Brown’s sweet and unsettling poem.
Hayden Saunier shares a story of Christmas past, the power of compassion, and our capacity to heal.
A soldier’s brush with tragedy both abroad and at home.
A soldier changes a tire for a stranger. It makes news. Why?
Shawn Henfling thinks we can all agree that Irena Sendler was a hero, but is consensus required?
Helen Wing gives voice to the horrors perpetrated on young women and men in the 2011 Libyan uprising.
My body is strong, my mind is sound, my soul is fierce, yet quiet. I am slow to anger and swift to action. I am just, and I countenance no evil.
David Eye offers a moment of horror and a moment of beauty at the airport.
Laura Foley uses brevity and simplicity to make a powerful impact in this prose poem.
David Bublitz recalls a letter from his soldier father and what the night sky brought him.
American soldier and educator J.D. Wilson explains how the military taught him to be a better teacher and a better man.
Dwight Gray brings home the ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley, and does so in a way that challenges cliche and oversimplification.
Watch this soldier surprise his family as they’re making a video to send to him in Afghanistan.
Poet and U.S. Army veteran Dwight Gray captures how war changes soldiers in this poem of departure and homecoming.
In just two weeks Marilyn Weingard’s son Steven is leaving to help a nation at war. Here’s how she made peace with his decision.