When a veteran dies at the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on Southampton Road, the death is marked with a military ceremony — and dignity.
It’s fair to say that not all wounds a veteran may suffer while in military service are physical.
The wars on terrorism have given women a higher profile in the military and on the battlefield. Six years ago, based on her own Army experiences, Cathy Santos started the National Alliance of Women Veterans to highlight important issues and protect their interests.
Volunteers with Home Depot and the organization Mission Continues recently helped restore the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House in West Philadelphia. Jason Stambaugh (pictured) was among 80 volunteers who aided the cause to spruce up the home for vets in need of shelter.
As the monument nears its 25th anniversary, the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a tribute in granite that stirs pride, inspiration, and never-ending sadness.
People who are getting out of the service have trouble readjusting to family life and, just as often, their families have a tough time getting used to them again, too.
As soldiers return home from war, they’re often conflicted and scarred by the overwhelming experience. The program Warrior Writers coaxes them to use pen and paper to express what they’re thinking.
In most romantic dramas or comedies, the audience can be fairly certain the two leads will end up together happily ever after. That’s not the case in Like Crazy, which is one of the more untraditional love stories I’ve seen in a while.