Military

How Rereading His Letters from Vietnam Helped a Veteran Find Peace
Healing

How Rereading His Letters from Vietnam Helped a Veteran Find Peace

Letters from soldiers stationed at the front during wartime can be inspiring and sometimes heartbreaking. For one woman and her ex-husband, these letters were healing.

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Al McDowell holds the small, white Bible he received in the military
Inspiration

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary: The Gift that Gave Him Hope

A young naval radioman survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and found purpose in life, thanks to a palm-sized Bible from the Commander-in-Chief.

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Adele (on Mount Whitney’s summit) likes the No Barriers motto: What’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.
Motivational Stories

Faith Helps Veteran Overcome Survivor's Guilt, PTSD and TBI

This Iraq vet wondered why she'd been allowed to survive a bomb attack, but she came to understand that she could honor her fallen comrades by living a full and faithful life.

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16 Inspiring Quotes for Veterans Day
Military Outreach Stories

16 Inspiring Quotes for Veterans Day

For Veterans Day, we celebrate the attributes that we most admire in those who those serve: Courage. Honor. Sacrifice. Selflessness.

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John Folsom and Smoke at the Take Flight Farms fundraiser at Bar Hills Farm in 2011
Service Animals

Iraq Veteran Refuses to Leave Therapy Donkey Behind

It's a U.S. Marines tradition to never leave a comrade behind, for John Folsom that rule applied to Smoke the donkey.

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Tips for a Better Budget
Life Advice

Tips for a Better Budget

Get practical advice on spending, saving and the need to be accountable for your finances from Kenneth L. Sampson, Chaplain (Colonel) U.S. Army (Retired). Learn more in the free Guideposts publication Financial Readiness.

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Guideposts: Actor Gary Sinise says everyone can be a resource for our troops and their families
Celebrity Stories

Gary Sinise on Giving Back to Veterans

Acclaimed actor Gary Sinise, who devotes much of his time and energy to supporting the men and women of the military, explains how you can do the same in your own community.

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World War II veteran and Oscar winner Harold Russell
Stories of Faith

Guideposts Classics: Harold Russell on a Soldier's Faith

In this story from January 1947, Harold Russell, who, after losing his hands during World War II, won two Oscars for his portrayal of Homer Parish in The Best Years of Our Lives, shares the importance of faith during wartime—and after.

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Guideposts: Elizabeth Laird, the Fort Hood Hug Lady, gives hugs to soldiers deploying
Military Outreach Stories

Soldiers Give the Fort Hood Hug Lady an Outpouring of Love

Elizabeth Laird, the Fort Hood Hug Lady, has made sure no soldier left for a combat zone or came home without getting a hug since 2003. Now, it's her turn to receive love. 

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Veterans Awareness Month:  American Flag
Military Outreach Stories

Veterans Awareness Month: Your Donations Matter

Guideposts thanks donors to its initiative to support veterans.

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