Military

Marine veteran Don Embrey
Stories of Hope

A Vietnam Veteran Builds a Banjo in Tribute to the Marine Corps

Don Embrey, a Marine veteran who served in Vietnam, performs on the special banjo he built in honor of the military branch in which he served.

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Army veteran and service dog trariner Christy Gardner
Service Animals

An Army Veteran and Her Service Dog, Moxie

Christy Gardner, who was injured while on active duty overseas, shares how she came to be paired with her service dog and the vital role that Moxie plays in her life.

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Lynn Rufing
Stories of Hope for Caregivers

A Visit to a Medical Foster Home for Veterans

Lynn Rufing, a career nurse, shares how she, her husband, and their newly adopted daughters worked to open their home to veterans in need of care.

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Jamie Willis runs Canes for Veterans Central Texas. Photo credit: Eric Guel
People Helping People

This Veteran Makes Canes for Other Patriots Using Discarded Wood

Jamie Willis, founder of Canes for Veterans Central Texas, finds a sense of purpose in serving his veteran brothers and sisters.

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Illustration of a Marine soldier holding a Bible
God's Grace

How Her Son's Bible Comforted Her After His Death

She worried that her late child, a former Marine, wasn’t at peace. Then she received a reassuring message from above.

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Sandy Blair stands in front of a Tiny House; photo by Dan MacMedan
People Helping People

Answering the Call to Help Fellow Women Veterans

Sandy Blair turned her own struggles post-civilian life into a committment to serve others, just like she had discussed with God. 

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Sandy Blair, founder of Operation WEBS
People Helping People

Sandy Blair on Helping Military Women Transition to Civilian Life

After experiencing her own struggles in transitioning away from the military, she came up with a way to help other women have an easier time of it.

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Illustration by Alexander Wells
God's Grace

A Head Injury Sustained During WWII Changed His Relationship with God

But was it a bullet or was it a bee sting? He thought it was a miracle.

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Alisa Johnson, founder of Dogs on Deployment, poses with her two dogs.
Dogs

She Started a Nonprofit to Care for Military Pets

Dogs on Deployment ensures that canines are cared for when active duty calls.

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An artist's rendering of a patriotic Season's Greetings card.
Someone Cares

Someone Cares: Christmas in July

Their cards help deployed service members send holiday cheer to their loved ones.

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