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Honoring veterans

Americans have been observing Veterans Day for over half a century, honoring those who have served in the military and those still on active duty. It gives us the opportunity to pay tribute today to the men and women of the Armed Services. As we do, we embrace them in all of their complexity. The Veterans Administration has been working to combat the challenges of homelessness veterans, their high unemployment rate, PTSD and substance abuse. As citizens we can pitch in and assist in many ways – even by saying … Continue reading

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Honoring Veterans Every Day

Just in time for Veterans Day, in an overwhelming display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate passed a bill providing tax credits to employers who hire unemployed veterans. In addition, Congress will be shepherding through the legislative process a “VOW to Hire Heroes Act” in expectation of early passage. President Obama also announced several administrative programs to help veterans find work and train for new careers. These jobs initiatives are particularly important since, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, veterans have an overall unemployment rate of 12.1 %, … Continue reading

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Honoring Service on Veterans Day

On this day, November 11, we offer our tributes to the veterans who have served the country over the years and honor those who are serving today. These brave men and women in the Armed Forces put their lives on the line every day, and do so with dignity. We are especially aware of the challenges of service after the terrible shootings at Fort Hood. As we respect their contributions, we can also reflect on what we can learn from those in the Armed Services. “Imitation is the sincerest form … Continue reading

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Familes Come Together

In times of turmoil and pain, families instinctively draw together. As investigators are trying to learn more about the shooter at Fort Hood, friends and family of the victims are turning their attention to one another for support and comfort. Grieving as one with the country, members of the Armed Forces sustain each another as family. With Veterans Day coming tomorrow, we are again reminded of the Service men and women who leave their families to protect ours. As you reflect on the events of the past several days, you … Continue reading

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