Tag Archive: Afghanistan

Making Memorial Day Last

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By Jan C. Scruggs On Memorial Day, we pause to recall those no longer with us because of their willingness to place their lives on the line in time of war, and indeed… Continue reading

National Day of Service and Remembrance

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At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, we work hard to honor veterans every day of the year. But on September 11th, the National Day of Service and Remembrance, we wanted to get out… Continue reading

Never Leave a Veteran Behind

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On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, I spent the morning at an American Legion post in Flagstaff, Arizona, at a Veterans’ Forum. The Veterans’ Forum focused on homeless veterans living in the forests… 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

Care For All

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They minister to those in need at home and on the battlefield. But first, they must reflect and understand themselves to help fellow soldiers, especially wounded warriors. Chaplains from the Army’s Clinical Pastoral… Continue reading

Healing Continues at The Wall

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“There’s a special bond among veterans because of shared service,” Ben Buckley said. “We still carry those values.” Buckley was speaking to a group of veterans on Wednesday at the apex of the… Continue reading