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Why one woman honors veterans

Why does this woman honor veterans? It could be argued that she does because she is one. Marie Tillman is for certain a veteran of something that the mere thought of makes married women shudder: she lost her husband. But … Continue reading

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Freedom isn’t free

Happy Fourth of July, America. On this anniversary of our independence, it’s important to thank those who make it all possible. Let’s talk about veterans for a minute. They are our friends, our neighbors, our co-workers, our teachers, our congressmen, … Continue reading

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More amputees but fewer deaths: combat medicine working hard for our soldiers

  Staff Sgt. Travis Mills is a young father whose life is now drastically different.  Busy defending our freedom — and the freedom of the oppressed citizens in Afghanistan, he was the victim of a bomb that took from him … Continue reading

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Memorial Day is a great time to honor the living

Memorial Day. For those who can think beyond the barbecues, pool parties and first-of-summer sales, we think of our fallen heroes.  We think of those men and women who have laid down their lives for our opportunity to have those … Continue reading

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Thinking about adopting? How about a WWII veteran?

Honor Flight DFW has just launched an inventive initiative to help assist the non-profit in raising much-needed funds toward its goal of getting the 400+ veterans on its waiting list (all WWII veterans at this point) to Washington, D.C., to … Continue reading

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Forget them, and those 6 million die another death

Today is National Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day set aside for remembering the worst tragedy in human history. Survivor Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz says it best: forget the six million who died, and they die another death. Watch her here. Her … Continue reading

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His day in court

On Saturday, I get to take a very special veteran to court. Yes, to court. He committed no crime; in fact, he is being honored by DFW-based volunteers of the Veterans History Project, a legislatively supported initiative of the U.S. … Continue reading

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