By Aaron Saari
Special to In Military Education – Military1.com
Starting a business is hard. Really hard. So sometimes you need a little inspiration to push yourself harder, faster, farther. The best place to find that inspiration? Other veterans just like you. Here are 7 young veterans whose businesses have blown up over the last 3 years.
By Nicole Crowder
The Washington Post
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and as veterans of that generation grow older, recording their memories of their experiences during this critical turning point in history has become more important for posterity. Five years ago, photographer Sasha Maslov began making portraits of men and women from around the world who served in the war. In intimate profiles, Maslov shares brief stories of the lives of those who served in different roles, whether on the ground fighting, in tiny European villages treating the injured, as partisans, or as prisoners of war.
It turns out small $3 donations at Macy's cash registers leading up to Memorial Day can raise big bucks for veterans. Over the past two years, Cincinnati-based Macy's has raised $5 million for the national veteran campaign "Got Your 6." In exchange for each $3 donation, Macy's gives customers discounts of 15 to 25 percent off their purchases. About 1.7 million people have made donations.
By George Holmes
In Military Education, Guest Contributor
Currently, the Veterans Administration estimates that each day 22 veterans take their own lives, or over 8,000 annually. I personally know four veterans who have taken their own lives after losing a battle with PTSD. I decided to take action to help my fellow veterans who fought for this beautiful country defeat the demons of PTSD. I founded the Arooh Initiative to raise awareness that we are losing our nation’s heroes and they need our help.
By Jessica Stasiw
Editor, In Military Education
Share Michael’s story with your networks and help the Air Force vet realize his dream to thank the person that pushed him through such a devastating event. Just like her smile and hugs were infectious at the time, so should the persistence be to locate and reunite her with her rescuer.