Category Archive: Special Projects

The Home Depot Foundation’s Celebration of Service: Stories Behind the Numbers

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I don’t particularly like numbers, but they seem to be everywhere and we all seem to have so many. Cell numbers, street numbers, passwords, speed limits, years, dates, times. Babies can’t leave the… Continue reading

Until They Are Home: CJ Cole

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I am an American. I believe in the men and women that fight to keep me free, and I honor those who have fallen before. I am an American, and I support my… Continue reading

Until They Are Home: Pam Cain

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As an MIA daughter, National POW/MIA Recognition Day has special significance: it is a day that I take more time to focus on what my father and others like him gave to their… Continue reading

My War Story

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Gen. James Jones, USMC (Ret.) is currently the president of Jones Group International, a company he formed to address some of the most challenging geo-strategic issues of our time. He was appointed as the… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Kimberly Rescorla

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My father began his military career in the United Kingdom at the age of 16 before coming to the United States and remained a member of the military until his retirement at age… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Justin Constantine

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War is vicious, brutal and traumatizing, and never is there a true “winner.” Everyone loses to some degree–one just needs to look at the growing number of wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, the… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Arthur H. Wilson

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Eleven years ago our nation was forever changed by the cowardly acts of terrorists, attacked on our own soil. It was no surprise to me when after the attacks young men and women… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Gary Fry

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For Vietnam veterans like myself, the Vietnam War was full of days that will never be forgotten. Not understood by every U.S. citizen, veterans understand that certain calendar dates open the floodgates of… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Bruce McKenty

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As a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, each year since that tragic day, I have had many opportunities to consider and reflect on the events of September 11, 2001. With the possible… Continue reading

My War Story

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This latest installment in our Lessons from War project, in which Jan C. Scruggs interviews prominent Americans about their experiences during the Vietnam War. Barry McCaffrey is president of BR McCaffrey Associates LLC.… Continue reading