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Veterans' Day

A better way to celebrate Veterans Day. Make it count!

After the parades and picnics, here are suggestions for ways to celebrate Veterans’ Day. Make it more than a holiday. Make it the start of a better America.

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Three ideas for celebrating Veterans Day, ways to make the day a big one

Summary: After the parades and picnics, here are three suggestions for ways to celebrate Veterans’ Day. Make it more than just another holiday. Contents Force Congress to fully fund care for Veterans. Hire a Vet. Support our troops, active and retired. For More Information. Video: A History of Veterans’ Day.   War reveals a people’s …

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Four ways to celebrate Veteran’s Day, after the parades

Summary: After the parades, here are four other ways to celebrate Veterans’ Day. . Contents Why Veterans’ Day? Four ways to celebrate Veterans’ Day Other posts about Veterans Video: History of Veterans’ Day . (1) Why Veterans’ Day? Veterans’ Day originally celebrated the service and sacrifices in the first of the modern era’s mad wars. …

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Chuck Spinney describes the next phases of the Afghan War: defeat, retreat, & demobilization

Summary: Now that we see the end of our war in Afghanistan, this article by Chuck Spinney asks an important question.  What happens to our vets when they come home?  The demobilization process might be painful, for these Vets and for America.  Spinney suggests that we plan now, rather than wait for problems and then react. …

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Suicides skyrocket among US soldiers

This is nothing about which I have any knowledge or expertise, but it seems important.  Salon has run a series about it which IMO deserves attention.  Here it is, with their 2 follow-up reports.  At the end you will see links for more information about this problem, and other posts on the FM site about our men and women in uniform. …

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