Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has moved from a Tucson, Ariz., hospital to the next phase of her recovery: rehabilitation. The Arizona Democrat has already shown signs of affection, determination, and appreciation for public support as she embarks on the comeback trail after being shot in the head two weeks ago. It's a difficult road, but one that others in the public eye have also walked. Here's a look at Giffords and five other profiles in perseverance. It can't claim to be a "Top 5" list, but the people exemplify grace and courage in the face of extreme adversity.
Tesla Motors may become a leading employer of US military veterans. Out of Tesla Motors' 6,000 employees, 300 of them are veterans, and Tesla Motors plans to hire 600 more.
Both Veterans Day and Memorial Day grew organically out of other holidays that commemorated the end of wars. But Nov. 11 honors a different, larger group of people than does Memorial Day.
The job skill parallels between the military and the civilian energy industry allow veterans to translate their experience into a rewarding career with great opportunities for advancement, Rencheck writes. Our military veterans have the training and leadership skills necessary to tackle the needs of a society with a growing demand for energy.
JFK assassination has connections to Veterans Day 1963. On this day 50 years ago, John F. Kennedy took part in an observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
This Veterans Day, the military is one of America’s most trusted institutions; Congress is one of the least. Confidence in many public institutions is low because they lack a sense of duty, trust, loyalty, and teamwork – qualities US troops hold dear, and which all Americans can practice.