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I was a first responder on September 11; here’s what I remember

I was a first responder on September 11; here’s what I remember

Although it’s been nearly two decades, my memories of September 11 in New York are as vivid as if it all happened yesterday. I was sitting in a classroom in Manhattan. On that morning, I was a combat veteran and National Guardsman turned student. My priorities that day were to go to class and do my schoolwork. But my life changed when a female voice behind me interrupted the professor with a few simple but terrifying words: A plane had hit the World Trade Center.

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Staying healthy and connected during the COVID-19 outbreak

Staying healthy and connected during the COVID-19 outbreak

Concerned Veterans for America Foundation is committed to helping veterans live healthy and prosperous lives. Right now, the greatest threat to that health and wellbeing is the COVID-19 outbreak making its way through communities around the world. We urge all veterans...

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For those on deployments, Thanksgiving is just another day

For those on deployments, Thanksgiving is just another day

By John Byrnes We’ve all seen the pictures of troops deployed during the holidays – makeshift centerpieces, an attempt at Thanksgiving dinner and, if the soldiers are lucky, a football game. Top brass may come in to give a speech and sometimes a president will travel...

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