Soldier

A soldier is a defender of our freedoms, and he or she is deserving of all our respect, admiration, and gratitude for being willing to sacrifice so much for us every day.
George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman in 1917
Movies and TV

'1917': The True Story Behind This World War I Drama

Director Sam Mendes shares how his grandfather inspired the critically acclaimed film.

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The Chiassons and their dog, Bear
Dogs

She Raised Money to Bring Her Soldier's Dog Home from Afghanistan

Puppy Rescue Mission has helped military men and women bring home more than 3,000 dogs and cats.

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Veterans Day anniversary
Inspiring Stories

Veterans Day: A Time for Gratitude

My husband returned home from a yearlong deployment 15 years ago. On Veterans Day, I’m especially aware of how lucky we are.

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Pray like Saint Augustine
How to Pray

3 Ways to Pray Like a Saint

Though he died nearly 1600 years ago, Saint Augustine’s thoughts on prayer still ring true today.

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The power of Flag Day
Inspiring Stories

Flag Day and the Power of a Symbol

When we let a symbol stand for something, we honor the better parts of our human nature.

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Vet adopts 30 pound cat
Cats

A Veteran with PTSD Rescues Adorable 30-Pound Cat

Gusman was looking for a therapy animal to help manage his PTSD. Enter, Meatloaf.

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Blue Star Mothers of America
Military Outreach Stories

What Is a Blue Star Mother?

For a military mom, an organization that is a safe place and answers hard questions.

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Delace's daughter Ember
Angels

Christmas Angels Watched Over Her Daughter in Iraq

A mother uses her finely honed crafting skills to bring a touch of Christmas spirit to her daughter's company of combat medics in Iraq.

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Corey Kent
Inspiring Stories

A Smart Home Helps an Injured Vet's Fatherhood Dreams Come True

When Corey Kent lost both his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan, he thought he'd never be an active dad. This smart home changes everything. 

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Flag day
Military Families

A Military Mom on Flag Day

Honoring those military heroes who have sacrificed for their country and spiritual heroes as well.

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