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This Veterans Day, Work for Peace
Originally Posted: 11/11/2014 - 9:01am | Type: Blog

In the wake of the latest escalation of the U.S. “war on terror,” it’s time to remember the origin of Veterans Day. In 1926, Congress officially recognized the commemoration of Armistice Day on Nov. 11 with the exhortation, “the recurring anniversar ...

Honor Veterans Day by Working for Peace
Originally Posted: 11/11/2013 - 8:44am | Type: Blog

In a culture of war and empire, it’s time to reclaim Nov. 11 as a day of peace. World War I hostilities ceased at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month, Armistice Day, 1918. D ...

Deportations are Not the Way to Show Respect for Veterans
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 10:52am | Type: Blog

Today, any veteran who has never naturalized could be deported if he or she has a conviction for almost anything at any time in their life. This is in stark contrast with the past, when such deportations were ...

Church Leaders Say Returning Vets Need Time, Attention
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 1:01am | Type: Blog

When Staff Sgt. Brandon Hill came home from his third tour in Iraq last year, he expected his wife and young daughters at the welcoming ceremony. What he didn't expect were the pastors, secretaries and me ...

A Real Tribute for Veterans? Increase Their Benefits.
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Can we hope that in all the flowery speeches that will be given today by politicians, hailing veterans as heroes who served their country, they will pledge to increase rather than cut benefits? That would a fi ...

Be A Good Neighbor to a Veteran
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 3:33pm | Type: Blog

You might call yourself a pacifist, a just-war theorist, a pragmatist, a dove or a hawk but today (and every day), you should be a good neighbor to a veteran. The other week duri ...

When Soldiers Become Saints
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 12:04am | Type: Blog

It is fascinating — even providential — that Veterans Day falls on a church holiday that remembers one of the first “Soldier Saints” – one of the historic Christian conscientious objectors to war. As St. Marti ...

Armistice Day/Veteran's Day: 11/11/11
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

I say if we are to truly honor veterans, we ought to remember and honor Armistice Day with the hope that we can bring an end to violent conflict within and between nations. Befor ...

This Veterans Day, Honor the Consciences of Our Veterans
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Today, on Armistice Day, 18 American military vets will commit suicide. Today, on Armistice Day, 18 American military vets will commit suicide. This weekend, military veterans are ...