<< The Body Politic

Veterans Day Round-Up

Friday, November 12th, 2010

By Alec Weltzien

We’ve kept tabs on the most interesting stories, projects and events around this Veterans Day. Our highlights from Veterans Day 2010:

  • Find out what subjects George Armstrong Custer was good at. For the first time, over 115,000 historical U.S. Military Academy applications are being posted online by Ancestry.com. Free access continues until Sunday, November 14, 2010.
  • Connect Veterans by Young Professionals in Foreign Policy assists veterans transitioning into the civilian sector with advice on the job search, resume and cover letter writing, and more. Read about their new initiative, Operation CV, volunteer, or get help at their website.
  • Why celebrate young war veterans? Reihan Salam at National Review Online answers.
  • Watch a video at Reason.com about Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, which provides WWII veterans and terminally ill patients from other conflicts with free flights to Washington, D.C. to visit the national memorials.
  • Experience video interviews, photos, memoirs, and more at the Veterans History Project by the Library of Congress. Know someone who served? Interview them and add to America’s veteran legacy.
  • See the faces of tomorrow’s veterans in Afghanistan and read their dispatches at the New York Times.
  • And come back for more links about veterans at the Military Service page of our website!

Image by U.S. Army.