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.
Here I share several stories about veterans. Enjoy them, and make time to thank veterans this week.
Wounded Veteran’s Therapy Dog Serves as Best Man at Wedding
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.
“It’s been quite a journey for U.S. Army veteran Justin Lansford and his canine companion, Gabe.
In 2012, Lansford lost his left leg in an IED explosion in Afghanistan.”
My husband served in the Army and was deployed to Vietnam in the 1970s. Here is his story
From bullets to blessings-one man’s journey to recovery from war
“I didn’t want to ever go to Vietnam again when I came home in 1972 after a one-year tour of duty with the United States Army. I was stationed with the Americal Division, 3/18 Field Artillery Battalion near Tra Bong, a major village located about 25 miles west of Chu Lai, the headquarters of the Americal Division, on “China Beach” at the South China Sea.”
Memorial Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Angel Fire, New Mexico–
a special Memorial Day observance at a unique veterans memorial
A veteran dishes out love– personal reflections from a Vietnam veteran
“The people around us are starving for love and we need to unlock our pantry and see to it that everybody gets a belly full.”
how a father honored his veteran son’s memory
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Hi, extremely nice effort. everybody should scan this text. Thanks for sharing.
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This is an absolutely beautiful post. Our veterans should always be honored.
Thank you Dr. Ho, I so agree. They have not always been honored, so I think it is important that we not forget them.
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Yes, our veterans are worthy of being featured. Thank you!
Thank you to all the Veteran’s out there! Thank you for sharing this post for Veterans!
Thanks for visiting Natalie and honoring veterans like my late father , my husband, and so many others.