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Our Lonely Society Makes It Hard To Come Home

Sebastian Junger is a war correspondent that understands very well the trauma of PTSD, and how returning back to our unique culture can be incredibly difficult for veterans.

 

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Events · Family · Organization

Wildrock – An Escape That’s Close to Home

For many of us veterans in the Charlottesville area, we’re surrounded by the busy reality of everyday life.  As we go through our day trying to navigate the roads or weather, we also are sometimes struggling to reconnect back with the world.  Thankfully, Wildrock is a place that is close by and endeavors to help… Continue reading Wildrock – An Escape That’s Close to Home

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A Conversation with the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club

When military members transition back to civilian life they quickly discover that something is missing. Camaraderie. Despite the best efforts of our Lone Ranger culture that dominates the United States today, certain groups of individuals still are able to create tight-nit relationships among their co-workers. The military is a shining example of that camaraderie, and… Continue reading A Conversation with the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club

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Powerful Tribute to a Fallen Soldier

Private Morgan Fraser of the New Zealand Army died during a mountaineering accident on June 27th on Mount Taranaki in New Zealand. His comrades from the New Zealand Army currently deployed near Baghdad, Iraq, almost 10,000 miles away, performed the traditional haka, A fitting tribute to a departed warrior. This, dear reader, is the camaraderie… Continue reading Powerful Tribute to a Fallen Soldier

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Virginia Renaissance Faire Welcomes Veterans to Their Family

By Bob Abbott The Virginia Renaissance Faire has a long history of entertaining families, and this past Memorial Day weekend they welcome military members and veterans to enjoy the Faire for free. The Renaissance Faire, located at Lake Anna Winery in Spotsylvania, Virginia, celebrated 500 years of military history this past weekend.  In addition to… Continue reading Virginia Renaissance Faire Welcomes Veterans to Their Family

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For Military Families, Deployed Parents Makes Mother’s Day Unique

This weekend was Mother’s Day in the United States.  It’s a day for celebrating motherhood, family, and togetherness.  But for many military families with deployed family members, it’s more difficult. Mother’s Day, and other holidays, take on a different form when a parent is deployed overseas. “For day-to-day operations, it doesn’t feel like the impact… Continue reading For Military Families, Deployed Parents Makes Mother’s Day Unique

Family · Homeless · Veteran Suicide

A New Generation Carries The Load

For many veterans and first-responders, service to the country comes at a price.  The unseen wounds of war and trauma are carried for many years.  One organization hopes to change that by carrying the load for these veterans of trauma. Carry The Load is a nonprofit dedicated to honoring and remembering the sacrifices of this… Continue reading A New Generation Carries The Load