"I try to learn to be 100," Guy Ellis said. "I've never been there before, so I don't know how you're supposed to feel. But I feel good. I'm going for 105."
Known as the Operation HerStory All-Woman Veteran Flight, participants will fly from Chicago to Washington, D.C., for an all-expenses-paid, daylong trip to visit several war memorials and places of interest, including the Women's Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery and the Vietnam Women's Memorial on the National Mall.
Travis Horr served a tour in Afghanistan in 2010 to 2011, he reflects on his time there and what the impact the withdrawal and the chaotic scenes emerging from Kabul will be for veterans. Horr has since dedicated his life to veteran's issues; he is the Director of Government Affairs at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Mark Almond, Director of the Crisis Research Institute at Oxford University, explains that the writing was on the wall about the Afghan army.
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The American flag hanging in Ben and Nicole Thomann's Mahomet home has flown off the back of armored vehicles in firefights in Iraq, at half mast over camps for fallen service members and countless other places.
For more than seven decades, Martin Adler treasured a black-and-white photo of himself as a young American soldier with a broad smile with thr…
Over two decades, 800,000 Americans served in Afghanistan; many are now watching the disintegration of that country. Many veterans said their feelings were complicated, as they were processing experiences they had years ago, and didn’t expect them to surface this week.
BLOOMINGTON — The Great Plains Life Foundation is honoring former Illinois State University President Larry Dietz and six local veterans at th…
Joanna Lumley has called on the government to engage with the "brave and loyal" soldiers from Nepal.
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Rap star Cardi B was just 12 when she witnessed an army veteran being assaulted.
Veterans Victory Farm in Naperville grows organic foods using regenerative practices and provides jobs for veterans, including those who suffered from traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Greater community outreach in an effort to boost membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars is a priority for Bobby Welch, a Richton Park resident recently installed as the new state commander for the VFW Department of Illinois.
For years, Jasper Madonia and his wife, Rachel, had a Memorial Day tradition.
Willie Lathon Jr., a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died June 3, less than three months into the pandemic.
This holiday weekend will feel something closer to Memorial Days of old, as COVID-19 restrictions are fully lifted in many places.
State Representative Dan Brady gives flags to remember veterans.
As the coronavirus pandemic played out, veterans who were already lacking adequate benefits and resources found themselves in deeper trouble.