Corporal James McElroy slowly climbed the front steps of his childhood home in a small midwestern town. The afternoon was bright and sunny and he stopped for a moment to soak in the silence. Well over six feet and broad-shouldered, he filled the doorway. He ran his hand through his short sandy hair and looked down at the battle fatigues he still wore. He was reluctant to go inside the house; reluctant to let his parents know he was home. He had burn scars on his face and torso, and was still healing from several broken bones. So he leaned on his cane and stood quietly for a moment, listening to the world he once knew so well, but which was now completely foreign to him. It was all so surreal, this new/old reality of his.
Military service is a noble profession, as it often entails risking one’s life for the good of countless others. Even those who perform more genteel roles in the military must survive grueling training in order to graduate boot camp, meaning that no one comes out of military service without some degree of hardship. That’s why the military provides many benefits in return for the hard work and dedication of servicemen and women. Here are just a few benefits you can expect after serving your country.
Our world has been turned on its head; the world's economies are suffering and in every corner of the world health workers are battling to prevent more deaths from happening. The year 2020 has been rather horrendous to say the least. One of places worst affected by Covid-19 has been the United Kingdom with the death toll almost at the 40,000 mark. It is a number that might shock many but could have been so much worse, if it hadn't been for an unsuspected hero.
Happy Memorial day all. I would like to take the time to pay tribute to the five most important men in my life. One of which I wasn't able to meet due to him dying in the line of Duty.
Buying a home is challenging. Not only do you have to find the right house, but you also have to secure financing to pay for the home in the first place. While traditional mortgages are a great option, they’re not the only ones available. VA home loans provide a great alternative to qualified veterans and current military members, but before you can decide on the right way to finance your home purchase, you need to understand how VA loans work. Here’s what you need to know.
For many years of my life I was involved in the local branch of national veterans organization. I joined at a time when there were still active WW1, WW2 and Korea War veterans. I learned a lot while meeting some interesting characters.
Attitude is the difference-maker. When life takes you down, who do you rely on for support? As stated by John Maxwell, "the remarkable thing is that we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day." I am targeting Veterans today that seem to feel like we are not accepted. True, we cannot change our past. And true, we are square pegs in a round world. We have to embrace our differences and see new possibilities. That doesn't mean that we're going to get along with everyone we interact with.
We seated ourselves at a booth: a big corner booth. We’re a big family.
People who have served in the military look for a veteran's attorney at some point in life. Everybody has a different reason to look for a veteran's attorney in the legal process.
Bloodshed, gunshots and screams.