A new study that ranked all 50 U.S. States from MOST patriotic to least based on factors like the number of members of the military and veterans, how many people voted, volunteering rates and AmeriCorps and Peace Corps volunteers.
Schools and employers have a lot of restrictions on what "punishments" they can dish out for bad behavior. So if you want some really good stories, you've got to talk to veterans! Here's my story of getting in big trouble plus a few more from an international survey.
My son is joining the Air Force in a few weeks. I was surprised when we got a call saying he had been accepted to try out for the Pararescue Jumpers. I didn't know what that was, so I looked it up. Hooooly Cow!
The Christmas season is the happiest time of year. We get to spend extra time with our family and friends, and there are endless supplies of cookies. While these few weeks are filled with tons of cheer, it's also the sappiest time of year, especially in the good ol' USA. It's the ideal time for overseas military men to surprise their loved ones, and of course, create tearjerker alert YouTube video
Brendan Haas came up with a pretty cool way to give back to military families. Inspired by the famous story of the guy who through a long chain of Craigslist trades was able to turn a paperclip into a house, a nine-year old launched what he called the “Soldier for a Soldier” initiative. Starting with a toy soldier, Haas kept trading up until he amassed $900 worth of Disney gift certificates, airfa