In the United States we reserve November 11, the date of the Armistice of World War I, as Veterans Day, to remember and honor all who do or have served in our armed forces.
The Veterans Administration provides benefits to veterans including health care. The VA Health Care System, or VHA, one of the largest in the world, not only cares for veterans’ health, but also provides medical education and medical research.
If you have ever received care from a physician who trained in the United States, that doctor likely learned from a veteran in a VHA facility. So our veterans continue to serve even after they leave military service.
Today I am sharing several stories about veterans. Enjoy them, and make time to thank veterans this week.
Please use the comment section to leave a tribute to a veteran you admire.
I believe your heart will be touched by this story about the special relationship between a wounded veteran and his therapy dog. Mine certainly was.
Welcome home and thank you for your service.a story about my husband’s experience as a Vietnam veteran
a special Memorial Day observance at a unique veterans memorial
A veteran dishes out love– personal reflections from a Vietnam veteran
Father-son veterans serve in a unique way– how a father honors his son’s memory