After a rough first year, the new GI Bill that pays for a college education generally pleases veterans and military recruiters. But the program needs to be closely monitored for workability and recruiting.
As troops in war zones become accustomed to directing civil society, rather than the other way around, and are lauded at home, concern rises within the military that some are coming to see themselves as 'warrior kings.' For Veterans Day, a closer look at this worry.
A Christian Science perspective.
Chief Master Sgt. Bill Ross, a 35-year Air Force veteran (l.) and boy scouts Tyler Pollock and Liam Gallagher salute in honor of war veterans in Freeport, Maine, on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The boy scouts and other volunteers raised 50 casket flags donated by the families of Freeport veterans.
It's premature to declare 'mission accomplished,' and many Americans didn't support the Iraq war. Yet it seems right to somehow honor these returning soldiers.
A foundation is raising money to build a memorial to fallen soldiers of the war on terrorism, including the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It's planned for rural Texas, but some say it should be in Washington.
The first family will spend Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, but Obama will make a day trip to the Gulf Coast on Friday. Vice President Joe Biden will lay a wreath at Arlington cemetery.
First lady Michelle Obama has made a point of calling attention to the sacrifices of the armed forces and their families. She was at the Pentagon Friday to thank them. Should she do more?
On Oct. 21, Google paid tribute to Dizzy Gillespie with a colorful Google doodle mosaic, to celebrate the Jazz musicians 93rd birthday.
First Lady Michelle Obama is featured on the March 2009 cover of Vogue, shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz.