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K. Brown · Dec 14, 2023

An Opportunity to Reflect and Remember

Each year, the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack offers veterans an opportunity to reflect and remember. Although the date might seem less and less relevant to some, the lessons it offers are becoming increasingly important.

VFRL · Aug 25, 2021 · 4 min

Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis Resource Kit

A guide for connecting to, providing, sharing, and/or understanding resources available to the Afghans and Americans that are resettling from Afghanistan during the August 2021 Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis.

VFRL · Aug 17, 2021 · 4 min

Afghanistan in Crisis: An Open Letter

Two weeks before the U.S. was set to complete withdrawal of troops, Afghanistan has fallen to the Taliban in a matter of days.

M. Rabideau · Sept 11, 2021 · 3 min

Remembering 9/11: Our Nation was Forever Changed

Twenty years ago, September 11 was just another Fall day — people headed to work and school, unprepared for the heartbreak that is forever etched in our memories.

D. Barkhuff · Feb 1, 2022 · 6 min

A Little Bit of Courage Goes a Long Way

America, we’ve reached a moment in our history where an ex-President who has orchestrated a giant lie about the election he lost, is once again implying violence.

M. Smith · Feb 21, 2022 · 7 min

May you live in interesting times

It can feel overwhelming and challenging to be hopeful about our future, but looking to the past and understanding how we rose above historic challenges may comfort and inspire us to keep fighting the good fight.

D. Barkhuff · Mar 11, 2022 · 6 min

In Defense of Democracy

Founder, Dan Barkhuff, shares his insights on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, based on his experience in Fallujah, and connects us back to our founding principles, strengthening our resolve in defense of democracy.

D. Barkhuff · Apr 12, 2022 · 4 min

The Road to Bucha

The images coming out of Ukraine are infuriating, revolting, and heartbreaking.

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