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Conversations With Veterans: The Struggle Post Military Life

Female vets, who currently number close to two million, may have it even tougher than their male counterparts. One such veteran is Donna, a Denver-based, single mom, whose struggles lasted far longer than her deployment.

11/24/2014

P.K. Ewing out on the water. (Photo via TakePointNow.com)

Iraq Veteran Begins Jet Ski Company to Inspire Other Vets

Jumping into a giant pit of scrap metal saved his life during an ambush in Iraq, and now a Marine from Arlington has decided the injuries he suffered may have ended his life in the military, but they won’t stop him from living his life.

11/11/2014

Children wave US flags as they watch the Veterans Day Parade. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Baltimore Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony

A special day in Baltimore for veterans as the city honored them with a parade and wreath laying ceremony.

11/11/2014

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D.C. Named One of the Best Cities for Veterans

The day before Veterans Day, a new report ranks D.C. one of America’s best cities for veterans.

11/10/2014

People visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington on March 29, 2013 as the US marks the 40th anniversary of the withdrawal of its last combat troops from South Vietnam. Over 58,000 Americans lost their lives during the Vietnam war. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Veterans Day Meal Deals

Veterans Day is Tuesday, which means members of the military can get all sorts of discounts and free meals at many local and national restaurants.

11/10/2014

Wounded warrior U.S. Army Specialist Jay Briseno (Retired) (C) and his parents Joe (L) and Eva Briseno get settled into their new residence September 29, 2014 in Manassas, Virginia. Briseno became a quadripelgic after being shot in the head while serving in Iraq in 2003 and his parents have worked full-time to care for him since then. The Quality of Life Foundation, Azalea Charities and Helping A Hero worked together to raise $570,000 in labor, materials and contracting to build the home with an accessible bathroom with a roll in shower, lift system, a home therapy room and a screened-in porch and deck.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘Treats 4 Our Troops’ Changes Focus to Wounded Warriors

“Treats 4 Our Troops” is a post-Halloween, pre-Veteran Day tradition in our area, and while the sweets bring cheer to military service members they’ve brought a new career to the organization’s founder.

11/10/2014

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Md. Fire Department Invites Veterans to Ride Along Nov. 11

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service is inviting veterans and service members to ride along with its firefighters and EMTs this Veterans Day.

11/06/2014

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In the Service of Soldiers: Raytheon’s 2014 Week of Service Honors Warfighters

The tour bus always goes quiet as the granite pillars and archways come into view along 17th Street in Washington D.C. An announcement from the tour guide breaks the silence and tells the old soldiers on board what they already know: They’ve arrived at the National World War II Memorial.

11/03/2014

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Manassas Bridal Store Gives Away Free Gowns for Veterans Day

Some military brides-to-be in Northern Virginia received a big surprise on Veterans Day – free bridal gowns!

11/11/2013

Korean and Vietnam War veteran James Patterson, 81, attends a ceremony commemorating Veterans Day and honoring the Tuskegee Airmen Nov. 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The ceremony was held at the African American Civil War Museum on the day that World War I ended 95 years ago, the date the United States honors all of its military veterans.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

2 Tuskegee Airmen Honored at D.C. Ceremony

Two of the original Tuskegee Airmen have joined District of Columbia leaders for a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony.

11/11/2013

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