Military-to-Civilian Transition

Veterans face a wide range of complex struggles as they attempt to reintegrate themselves back into society. There are a large variety of programs and services that are meant to assist the service member or veteran. How effective are they? What can be done differently?

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Veterans Day: A Hard Fought For “Thanks”

With Veterans Day coming tomorrow I just wanted to get a few thoughts I’ve been mulling over for the past few days off of my chest and mind. We’ve all seen the typical announcements about businesses, stores, and restaurants that are participating in the holiday. They’re giving free meals, deals, freebies, and discounts to veterans, service members, and their families. While this is a good thing, why isn’t this a norm year-round? Is this ‘holiday’ for veterans or just a capitalist do-good event? Is it for veterans or just an empty spectacle of patriotism for civilians?

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