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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Veterans Site! These are the top ten articles that your Veterans Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is awarded for Conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against any enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force.
2. HR 1701 PTSD TBI Guaranteed Review for Heroes Act
HR1701 will allow dishonorably discharged/dismissed individuals to change their record to honorable if a special review board determines he/she suffered from PTSD or TBI during their time of service. It also prevents active servicemen from being dishonorably discharged if they suffer from the same.
3. The Significance of the Poppy
The poppy is associated with service to oneís country and is used to commemorate those who died fighting for their county. If you are from a generation after WWII, you may recognize the symbol but have you given much thought as to why that particular flower was used?
4. Veterans Treatment Court
The city of Buffalo, New York has found an unprecedented way to deal with Veterans in its courtrooms. Is it an experiment that will lead to similar situations throughout the United States?
5. What is a Veteran?
Who are the Veterans of the US? Movers, shakers, presidents, teachers, writers, dreamers, all ethnicities and any gender. They are also the homeless, the ill, the disposed, and the unemployed.
6. Arlington National Cemetery Eligibility
Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for men and women who served this county with honor. There are specific qualifications which have to be met in order to be interred or inurned at Arlington National Cemetery.
7. Margaret Cochran Corbin
Immortalized as the first woman to receive veteranís benefits -- what a thin epitaph to put on a woman whose entire life was a battle from which she never faltered.
8. General Ann E Dunwoody
"While I may be the first, I know I won't be the last." Ann E Dunwoody, first woman four star General of the US Army.
9. Support Our Troops Bracelet
Bob is a member of the National Guard. He joined the Guard to help keep America free, and yes, that little extra money he receives helps the family, especially now that gas costs so much.
10. Combat Tour Lengths - A Rough Comparison
The U.S. Army is back to 12 month combat tours again. How does this compare to the wars of yesteryear?
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