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Veteran’s Day and the Dead of Ox Hill


Brian Shea on remembering not just the honored, but the forgotten.

Poetry as Courage, On This Veterans Day

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“Peace, So That” is a reminder of what war does to everyone involved.

A Reflection on Veterans Day


Veterans of war, veterans of diplomacy, veterans of peace. Shall we honor them all?

Remembering the 442nd: Japanese Soldiers in WWII

People of Japanese ancestry being moved to internment camps.

JJ Vincent would like to tell you about an oft-forgotten part of WWII history: the service – and internment – of Japanese Americans.

Mustache-a-Day: Colonel James P. Muri and our Veterans

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This Veteran’s Day we celebrate both the heroes and the great mustaches.

For My Dad on Veteran’s Day

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I’ve seen a bunch of people thank my dad for serving in the Marines. I’ve just never been one of them.

“He would have been 102 today. He started flying biplanes for the Army Air Corps in 1939.”

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A photo, a glimpse at the past, for Veteran’s Day.

What the Veterans of the Iraq War Deserve


Today is Veterans Day, on this day let us not forget the Iraq War.

The Veteran in the Record Store

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James Stafford remembers a forgotten veteran.

Gay Soldier, Straight Soldier

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JJ Vincent found this short, simple video that says more than words ever could about gay and straight soldiers.

Veterans of Foreign Wars “Mane Event” Campaign

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In an effort to support veterans and the VFW, people nationwide have pledged to cut their hair this Veterans Day.

Why I Am Actively Supporting the Boy Scouts


If my greatest sin in the end is that I’ve been too open, too loving, that I’ve drawn the circle of inclusion to large, I’m willing to take that chance.

Tim Medvetz and The Heroes Project

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Their mission is to “improve the care and protection of heroes through individual support, community empowerment and systemic change.”

The Difference Between Gay and Straight Soldiers


The repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” was great but it’s not enough

From Dork to Combat Killer in 14 Weeks

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Matt Crowder looks back at the moment he knew he had to join the U.S. Military—the morning of September 11, 2001—and how that has turned him into the man he is today.