Terry Cornell Jr.’s Blog
As servicemen and women return home from active duty they are faced with a plethora of obstacles while transitioning back into civilian life. Entering the workforce after serving your country often proves to be a daunting, difficult task for veterans. After ending...
TV shows based on real life events are always impactful. Learning about the actual stories behind them and the brave people who lived through those events is even more significant. Read on to learn more about the events and the people behind Band of Brothers.
Coming home from battle is one of the toughest things that our veterans have to go through. The trauma that some of our veterans experience from being in battle can, at times, be unbearable.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder than many people suffer from all across the country. Anyone who has ever experienced a traumatic event in their lifetime could suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Each year the last Monday in May has been designated as Memorial Day. Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was declared a Federal holiday in 1971 to honor military personnel who lost their lives in the service of the United States. At 3:00 p.m. in each time zone, there is a minute of silence observed across the nation. There are also numerous ceremonies and events held throughout the country.
After studying the impact the war had on vets in graduate school, Scruggs decided that a memorial to the men lost in Vietnam would help the nation heal from the war. Vietnam had been a controversial war, and most veterans did not receive a friendly welcome when they returned.
The Veteran Tickets Foundation was established to provide a source of entertainment and family bonding for veterans. It’s a way of thanking veterans for their service by providing them with free tickets to concerts, festivals, and other events. In giving more veterans access to public events, the foundation hopes to help veterans alleviate stress and build positive memories. Additionally, encouraging veterans to attend these types of events helps them stay connected to their communities.
A sad reality about the United States is that it may seem patriotic, but a staggering amount of its military veterans struggle with homelessness. On a single night, 40,056 veterans do not have a home. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development...
Memorial Day has its roots in the American Civil War. This war was the deadliest conflict in all of United States history, with almost everyone losing at least one person they knew. The nation reacted to this traumatic turn of events by making an effort to remember their lost loved ones.
It can be very difficult for veterans to readjust to their lives after leaving the military, especially for female veterans. Many women experience difficulty transitioning back to civilian life. After leaving a strong military community, it is not uncommon for many of them to still feel an intense need to be a productive member of a community.