Tag Archives: Veterans Day

An Honorable Marine

by Kathie MM He doesn’t know it (yet), but on this Veteran’s Day, I am honoring a particular veteran, a former Marine, Ross Caputi, for his enduring courage. It takes courage for anyone, in or out of military uniform, to … Continue reading

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Is the military-industrial complex striking again?

Wikimedia and countless other sources will tell you that Armistice Day was established on November 11 to commemorate the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, to cease hostilities on the Western Front in World War I. The end … Continue reading

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Inconvenient memories: Veteran’s Day 2014

by Guest Author Ross Caputi Most Americans believe Veterans Day is a day of remembrance; in reality, it’s generally a day of forgetting. On Veterans Day, people applaud as veterans march in parades, wearing their medals and fancy uniforms. People … Continue reading

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Father Michael Lapsley addresses the healing of trauma, Part 1


“UBUNTU” in the Xhosa culture means: “I am because we are.”

On Veterans Day, November 11th, it is good to recognize that many of the women and men who have served at war in Afghanistan and other foreign countries return to their homes without adequate support for the trauma they have experienced.

Trauma is an invisible wound. We have learned a lot about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and identified it in individuals engaged in current wars, but soldiers … Continue reading

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