Springsteen controversy shows Vietnam still isn’t over
There are 58,286 names on a granite wall in Washington. They’re not there to honor the policies that put them there. They’re there to honor the people who were swept up and sent to Vietnam.
By now, we should have been able to understand the distinction. Read more →
Retailers cash in on military service
It’s a fine line that businesses walk today when offering deals to veterans. Read more →
Members of a Duluth military honor guard says the government is nickel and diming the funerals of veterans. Read more →
Minnesota Marine paddles off the war
Joshua Ploetz, a Minnesota veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, has completed his attempt to “paddle off the war” by canoeing down the Mississippi, chronicling his trip on a Facebook page. Read more →
Ban on gay vets threatens one of country’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parades
The latest battleground for gay rights? St. Patrick’s Day parades, specifically the one in Boston, home to one of the countries largest Irish enclaves.
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Disabled vets finally getting their due as scandalous claims backlog ebbs
The huge backlog of veterans’ disability claims, one of the most shameful scandals of the last decade, is ebbing. Read more →
WWII vets to politicians: ‘Get out of my way’
Leave it to the “Greatest Generation” to put a visual stamp on leadership. Time is running out for World War II vets to visit their memorial in Washington; they don’t have time for the politicians to grow up, act like adults, and govern the nation in a responsible way. The shut down closed the World Read more →