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    General Carl E. Mundy Jr., USMC (Ret.): July 16, 1935–April 2, 2014

    The U.S. Marine Corps lost one of its generational leaders this week with the passing of General Carl E. Mundy Jr., the Corps’s 30th commandant. General Mundy served his beloved Corps and country for nearly 42 years in uniform and almost another two decades following his “formal” retirement, first as … More

    Homeless Veterans Receive Support from Community–Government Partnerships

    Disabilities Treaty Would Not Benefit Disabled Veterans

    The Administration has been pressuring the Senate to approve the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by claiming that the CRPD would benefit disabled American veterans traveling overseas. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Heritage’s James Carafano observes: There is no evidence that … More

    Veterans Should Be Seen As National Assets

    The unique needs of the post-9/11 generation of veterans require the commitment of individuals, groups, and strategies to provide our veterans with the best help possible. Different veterans need different kinds of help. Some have serious physical injuries; others have psychological wounds. Some have post-traumatic stress disorder; others have traumatic … More

    These Are Your Veterans (PHOTOS)

    Yesterday, we asked you about the special veterans in your life — the ones you were honoring when you celebrated Veterans Day. We had no idea the overwhelming response we would get back! You tweeted and Facebooked us photos of your husbands, sisters, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, sons, and daughters. You … More

    They Fought for You: Two Veterans' Stories

    Today marks the 59th time in our history that we celebrate Veterans Day, and as millions of Americans across the country show support for our current soldiers and living veterans, let us also pause to remember our fallen heroes from the past. The tradition of Veterans Day began with an … More

    Why Our Veterans Fight

    We get a feeling when we see the American flag raised, the national anthem played, and our men and women in uniform saluting. Children look up and put their hands over their hearts. Men take off their hats. For a moment, we are united. But in the daily rancor of … More

    Government Shutdown: Memorials Closed, Golf Course...Open?

    Many government employees are on furlough. Veterans have been barred from their memorials. Yet despite the temporary slowdown in government, there’s one thing still open: Obama’s golf course. Last week, the President paid a visit to one of his favorite courses at Andrews Air Force Base. Obama deemed that all … More

    Obama Keeps World War II Memorial Closed Despite Outcry from Veterans

    The government shutdown means the closure of all national parks and memorials, right? Not necessarily, according to the House Natural Resources Committee. The Obama administration is selectively choosing which monuments to keep open and which to block off (click to see the map). Despite the public outcry and pleas from … More

    Honoring the Greatest Generation

    Having enjoyed peace and stability since the end of World War II, it is often easy for Americans to forget a generation that sacrificed so much to defend these principles. Many veterans from that generation are still with us, but 800 die each day. An organization called Stars and Stripes … More