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Our Cause

Posted November 4, 2016 by Jaclyn Clark
By John Shaughnessy

The mothers and the wives of the soldiers who died would grab David Roth’s face and look into his eyes, crying as they begged him to keep going on his journey to honor their loved ones.

And the military veterans kept stopping Roth in his 3,100-mile walk across the United States, lowering their heads as they solemnly shared the stories of friends who had been killed during wars—“brothers” who had died too young, too soon.

Posted November 4, 2016 by Jaclyn Clark

Did you know that what we call Veterans Day was not always called that? In fact, it wasn’t always even commemorated on November 11th.

The history of Veterans Day began with America’s involvement in the “War to End all Wars.” The conflict that came to be known as the First World War engulfed Europe—and the globe—from 1914 to 1918. Nearly 40 million soldiers and civilians were casualties of the conflict, as were the German and Russian Empires.

A Father’s Take on PTSD
Posted June 22, 2016 by Jaclyn Clark

I can’t say that I spent a lot of time thinking about PTSD or how it might affect my son after his two deployments to Afghanistan with the First Marines. I was more concerned about his daily safety and always grateful when we got emails in the evening when he could send them to confirm he was safe.