Soldier

A soldier is a defender of our freedoms, and he or she is deserving of all our respect, admiration, and gratitude for being willing to sacrifice so much for us every day.
Louis Zamperini and Angelina Jolie
Movies and TV

A Life 'Unbroken'

The children of Louis Zamperini share why their father's story is one of faith and redemption.

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A military truck ready for deployment. Photo by Edie Melson.
Military Outreach Stories

Is Ignorance Really Bliss During Deployment?

There's no one answer, here's how an honest conversation can help.

 

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Soldier in a bunker. Photo Ingram Publishing, Thinkstock.
Military Outreach Stories

Battling the Clichés of Military Life–The Answers We Wish We Could Give

When trying to comfort a military family, think carefully before you speak.

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#GivingTuesday for the military. Photo by Tituz for Thinkstock.
Military Outreach Stories

#GivingTuesday–Remember Our Military

Even a cup of coffee or a simple "thank you" means the world to them.

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Thanksgiving during a deployment. Photo by Alliance, Thinkstock.
Military Outreach Stories

Thanksgiving When We Don’t Feel Like It

5 things to do when a deployment separates you from a loved one over the holidays.

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What to say when a veteran comes home. Photo by Design Pics, Thinkstock.
Military Outreach Stories

What to Say–What NOT to Say–When a Veteran Comes Home

Words that welcome and validate the military experience–and words that don't.

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Guideposts: Army Rangers scramble up a hillside during the bloody Italian campaign of 1943.
Military Outreach Stories

Our Returning Troops: A WWII Vet Opens Up About Survivor Guilt

Longtime Guideposts contributor John Sherrill, a veteran of World War II, opens up for the first time about his battlefield experiences and his post-war struggles.

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Gift list for soldiers. Photo by Jason Swarr for Thinkstock, Getty Images.
Military Outreach Stories

A Military Christmas: 15 Gifts to Send a Soldier

Is a friend or loved one deployed? It's time to pack those Christmas boxes.

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Easy-to-make paper poinsettias
Entertainment

Quick n' Crafty: Do-It-Yourself Poinsettias for Christmas

Associate editor Diana Aydin shows us how to make construction-paper poinsettias.

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Mrs. Laird (center) and some of her former fourth-grade students reunite.
Military Outreach Stories

Inspiring Letters from Home

It was a school project that made a difference to a soldier stationed in Afghanistan.

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