Chuck schmalzried’s Blog
From helping wounded warriors to giving appreciation to those who have made sacrifices for their country, supporting veterans comes in many shapes and forms. In times of war and peace, it’s an extension of civil service.
Soldiers never give up. Charlie Linville is living proof. The ex-Marine who lost is leg has become the first wounded war veteran to scale Mount Everest, a 29,000-feet trek that took him to the top of the world’s tallest mountain.
Ticketmaster and Live Nation recognize the importance of the men and women who have bravely sacrificed and served in the Armed Forces. To do this, they have created “Hero Nation,” a group aimed at building a community within their organization and helping veterans advance their career through networking, training, and education. One of the beneficiaries of Hero Nation is US Navy Veteran, Elizabeth Edison.
While growing up, three brothers vowed to own a business together. As they matured into adulthood, the three would endure trials that brought hardship and tragedy. Yet decades later, the dream finally became a reality.
Veterans Day is an American holiday that occurs on November 11th. It commemorates veterans of all the wars that America has fought in.
According to 2015 statistics, that are more than 18 million military veterans living in the United States. Many veterans may not realize that there are scores of podcasts hosted by other veterans for the enjoyment of their comrades. The shows encompass a wide range of topics that include comedy performances, fitness, and self-improvement tips, as well as individual war stories.
Cornell University prides itself on its programs that embrace military veterans. One such program is the Veterans Summer Bridge Program. Through this program and its veterans association, Cornell University provides veterans a chance to earn an education that makes a difference, not only in the lives of veterans but to society overall.
The state of Louisiana has launched a new program to certify and help promote businesses that are created and owned by veterans. The Veterans First Business Initiative is a product of Louisiana’s economic development department. The initiative will make it easy for consumers and other businesses to identify businesses that are operated by veterans. This will make it easier for people to decide to help support those who have served their country.
When veterans return home from war, they tend to experience difficulties in readjusting to civilian life and coping with trauma as a result of their tours. The resources available for veterans are sparse, and identifying how to effectively manage stress and navigate ordinary life can be a challenge. For veterans like Omar Columbus, creative pursuits can be the answer.
Following their service, many veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and challenges with acclimating to civilian life. Due to many factors such as a lack of community support and available resources, these veterans often succumb to suicide.