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Veterans coming back from conflict often struggle with the transition to civilian life. They have higher rates of depression and suicide, and they’re more likely to be unemployed.
Veterans of America’s wars often are entangled in the criminal justice system, and the Hawaii Judiciary is trying to make sure those soldiers integrate back into normal society.
Huntington Beach Union High School District is offering diplomas to veterans who could not receive theirs due to their service during World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is facing scrutiny this week after questions emerged over what happened to millions of dollars he allegedly raised for veterans at a fundraiser in January.
Veterans and non-veterans alike are welcome at the 5th annual Veterans Job Fair Friday, May 20 onboard the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum ship downtown Muskegon.
Justin Morin knows how Iraq changed the lives of those who served and fought there.
Jeffrey Goldberg: “[Obama] is the most Jewish president we’ve ever had (except for Rutherford B. Hayes)."
"The sad truth is that so many female ‘artists’ — almost all of them rabid feminists and sexual exhibitionists — have nothing to sell but vaginas"
The victor always writes history. Only German war crimes were prosecuted at Nuremberg. British and American war crimes were whitewashed out of history.
While America talks going to war in Europe, those who follow the real condition of America’s military forces, active duty, reserve and veterans, they know it to be nothing but empty talk. Over a dozen years of war has left America’s military manpower exhausted, physically, mentally and “politically.”
Though, as a member of Veterans For Peace and a philosophy professor with a focus on war and ethics, I have often discussed my impressions and insights about war and its aftermath in the classroom, at conferences and with civic groups, I had never had such discussions with someone who had been my "enemy."
The vast majority of Americans didn't have 30 seconds a day to watch news about the war, not a minute a month to think about it, much less do something, take a stand for what was right. These are the people that love to hear about hippies and airport spitters. These people love Ollie North and John McCain, cartoon heroes for a nation too dead inside to care. Scary terrorists and endless wars are bread and butter for the "drugstore Marine" and "Hanoi John."
The Christ spoke with me last night. I guess you can imagine my surprise when, of all the people in the world he could have spoken to – clergy members, political leaders, Fox “news” commentators, etc. – he chose me. I thought maybe he just needed to rant a bit, to blow off steam. I can certainly understand his frustration given the state of the world and the way his teachings have been ignored, misinterpreted, and exploited by those who claim to be his followers. Or maybe he just wanted to talk with someone he could trust to just listen and not distort his words for their advantage or to the disadvantage of other human beings.
Now that the parades have ended and veterans have enjoyed the “heartfelt gratitude” of an appreciative nation (and a free meal, from a "select menu" at Applebees), I would ask veterans, as they resume their lives of anonymity and neglect, to put aside, for a moment, all the bunk we have been fed over the years from those who were not there.