A Time to Honor Veterans Who Put Others Before Self

This never-give-up attitude was on full display with the opening evening’s Wounded Warriors Experience. Staff Sergeant Spencer Milo spoke very candidly of the traumatic brain injury he suffered in Iraq in 2008, when a young child was used as a … Continue reading

Reflections on Women in Combat

One of the most earthshaking decisions of our country in 2015 occurred on December 3, when Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter declared that all combat jobs would become open to women with “no exceptions.” While it is horrible enough that … Continue reading

Keep up the Fire

It was the most memorable Veterans Day of my life. As many recognized the sacrifices made by the living I paid my respects to someone who sacrificed it all. His name was Sgt. Daniel Shaw of West Seneca N.Y. I … Continue reading

The Ideal Soldier

It is not every day that one meets a veteran of World War II much less one who was present during the historic battle for Iwo Jima. But I knew something was different about Norbert Arnold as he approached me … Continue reading